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Lloyd W. Brooks

April 20th, 2020

Lloyd Winthrop Brooks was born Feb 17, 1931 and passed away peacefully on the morning of April 18, 2020. Born and raised by a widowed mother with his two older sisters and younger brother in Fredericksburg, VA; he had a reserved demeanor, offset by a wry and mischievous sense of humor.

An accomplished self-taught guitarist- he loved creating music, art, and keeping busy with home projects and that something in need of repair. He joined the US Navy in 1950 and, in the course of his four-year aircraft carrier world travels, met his wife Rose of 65 years while roller-skating at the Bal-A-Roue in Somerville, MA. While developing their long-distance relationship during his stops in Boston, he would perform with his Navy pickup band at the Hillbilly Ranch.

After an honorable discharge and a few years of marriage, they moved to Reading, MA where they raised their family. After retiring as a publications office manager at Hanscom AFB they moved to Wilmington, MA.

Lloyd was happiest being a Dad who was always engaging, fun, creative, and understanding. He leaves this world loved by his two children, granddaughter, family, in-laws, friends and neighbors. He will be greatly missed by his wife Rose (Rossetti), his daughter Cynthia Tsoukalas, his son Lloyd G. Brooks and his wife Cynthia (Devlin) and his granddaughter Olivia Brooks all of Wilmington, brother Herman and his wife Eleanor, predeceased by sisters Celean Lowery and Virginia O’Dell of Fredericksburg, VA. Lloyd also leaves many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.

Due to the current situation with the Corona Virus and for everyone’s safety, the Brooks family has decided to do a private service at this time.

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10 Entries in Guest Book for “Lloyd W. Brooks”

  1. Carol Mutchler says:

    Cindy,
    I am so sorry to read about your fathers passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Carol

  2. james&lorrainerossetti says:

    your dad is resting peacefully up there and smiling down at his beautiful family. be brave and god bless. you all did a wonderful job. love al & uj.

  3. The Kay Family says:

    Rest in Peace, Mr Brooks. Condolences to all of his family and friends. He was a sweet man who will be sorely missed. Love from Fran and Jim, Ciara, Conor and Rory.

  4. Linda and Bob Klinkers says:

    We are both so sorry to your Dad’s Passing. We believe he is in Heaven with Family and God. He is at Peace. No illness. No pain. We were honored to have known him. He was a kind, funny and generous man. We will always remember our last visit and going over to your Parent’s to see their new backyard deck. Love and Prayers and Hugs to the Family. We are here if you need us.

  5. Pamela Bowen Sheridan says:

    Cindy I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad..I think I met him once..I wanted you to know I am thinking of you…Pam

  6. Marilyn Jervis says:

    Dear Uncle—- I already miss you and always will. I still remember the fun you brought to the whole family with your magical guitar. I especially loved singing while you played. You always had a smile in your heart that you shared with those you truly loved.
    Rest In Peace knowing that you made the World a much better place.
    Love from your niece Marilyn

  7. Victor and Susan Cataldo says:

    Susan and I are so sorry for you.
    Lloyd was such a pleasure to be with. Always so friendly and kind.
    So happy to have known him. All our love! ??

  8. Gerry Goss says:

    Rose,
    it is with heavy heart that I read of Lloyd’s passing. I so looked forward to seeing and hearing him at the jams at Jake’s in Wilmington. Also looked forward to sitting and talking with you both before televising Concerts on the Common in Billerica center. I will certainly miss him. You take care.

  9. Joan and George Tsoukalas says:

    Dear Rose, Cindy, and Lloyd,
    Our hearts go out to you. We have so many fond memories of Lloyd. May God grant you strength during this difficult time. May Lloyd’s memory be eternal.
    Love, Joni and George

  10. John A. Lobello says:

    Lloyd,
    My sincerest condolences to you and the entire family.
    I’ve enjoyed the stories and the pictures you’ve shared – It is nice to know that you have wonderful, lasting memories. I wish you, and especially your Mom, strength during this difficult time.
    -Respectfully,
    John Lobello

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