Hamilton — June A. (Browning) Brooks, 80, longtime resident of Rust Street, Hamilton, passed away peacefully at home on January 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Brooks with whom she shared thirty-nine years of marriage.
Born in Salem on November 14, 1932, June was the daughter of the late John F. and Mary K. (McCann) Browning. She was raised in Beverly Cove and graduated from Beverly High School. June enjoyed the beach and "worshipped" the sun. She was an avid gardener and always surrounded herself with beautiful flowers and plants. June loved yard sailing and delighted in the simplicity of life. Most of all, however, she loved her family and friends and always made time to visit with them.
June is survived by her loving children, Cindy Browning Bagala, of Santa Rosa, Calif., Ted Lawrence Brooks of Santa Rosa, Calif., Julie Anne Fields of Hamilton, and Jennifer Marie Neill of Windsor, Calif. She adored her ten grandchildren and leaves behind, Bobbi Jo Santisi of Beverly, Scott Brooks of Ipswich, Ashley Brooks of Amesbury, Joe Brooks of Rhode Island, Galin Brooks of Reno, Nev., Matthew Robert Fields of Hamilton, as well as Macy June Meyers, Alison Elizabeth Espinoza, Alex Robert Neill and Valerie Jean Neill, all of Northern California. June is also survived by six precious great-grandchildren and her two brothers, Richard (Dick) Browning of Nevada and Peter Browning of Florida. In addition to her late parents, June is preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Brooks, and two sons, Glen and William Scott Brooks. June will be most dearly missed by all who knew her.
ARRANGEMENTS: June’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Catholic Church at 50 Union Street, Hamilton, on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Following the Mass, there will be a graveside service for the family at the Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in June's memory to The Foundation for a Smokefree America, 8117 W. Manchester Avenue, Suite 500, Playa del Rey, CA 90293. To send a condolence to her family, please visit www.whittier-porter.com