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Rita M. Brooks

April 13, 1929 October 31, 2018
Rita M. Brooks
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Obituary for Rita M. Brooks

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA – Rita M. (LeClerc) Brooks, 89, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at her home following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Roland P. Brooks who died in 2002.

Born in Beverly on April 13, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Hormidas and Florina (St. Pierre) LeClerc. She attended Beverly public schools and had resided in Beverly for many years before marrying the love of her life and moving to Manchester-by-the-Sea in 1960 where she raised her family and lived her life.

Rita was professionally trained in voice (coloratura) and loved singing. She sang on local radio shows in the 1940’s and enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. She loved spending her summers at her cottage on Gorham Pond with her family, where many lifelong friends were made. Rita loved family gatherings as well, and being from a large family, there was always something to look forward to. There was always a lot of love and many smiles wherever she went, and she will be missed by all of us.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen B. Shaw and her husband, Mark of Danvers; her son, Barry P. Brooks of Hayesville, KS; two grandsons, Tyler B. Brooks and Wesley Pelletier; a sister, Ruth Modugno; two sisters-in-law, Joanne and Florence LeClerc and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Amy E. Brooks, two sisters, Theresa Giusti and Lauretta Camden and six brothers, Gerard, William, Raymond, Leo, Constant and Rene LeClerc.

Her funeral Mass was privately celebrated on Tuesday in Sacred Heart Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Interment was held in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Information and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.


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Service

Tuesday

6

Nov

10:30 AM 11/6/2018 10:30:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church

64 School Street
Manchester, MA 1944

Sacred Heart Church
64 School Street Manchester 1944 MA
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

6

Nov

11:30 AM 11/6/2018 11:30:00 AM
Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Pine Street
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 1944

Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Pine Street Manchester-by-the-Sea 1944 MA
United States
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