manchester - Alice Rita Brooks, 84, of Manchester, died Jan. 13, 2014, at her Hollywood, Fla., residence, after a period of declining health.
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Born in Manchester on Nov. 27, 1929, she was the daughter of Joseph and Blanche (Cote) Simard. She resided in the Queen City all her life before moving to Florida several years ago.
Until her retirement, she spent most of her career working at the City of Manchester Housing Authority.
Mrs. Brooks will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose family was the center of her life. She was an accomplished quilter, an avid reader, and also enjoyed bowling and playing cards with her many dear friends.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Richard Brooks. He died July 21, 2013.
Family members include her four children, Gail Brooks, Marlene Brooks, Jean Brooks and Richard Brooks; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Armond Simard, Larry Simard and Joseph Simard; a sister, Rita Marino; many nieces and nephews.
Services: A committal service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at noon in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester.
Memorial donations may be made to the
, 2 Commerce Drive, Bedford 03110.
The Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union St., Manchester, is assisting the family.
For more information or to sign the online guest registry, please visit: www.connorhealy.com.
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 24, 2014