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Irene Elizabeth Brooks

June 11, 2017

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Irene Elizabeth Brooks, 100, formerly of Somerset and North Dighton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was the wife of the late Charles Brooks.

Irene was born in Somerset and was a daughter of the late Frederick and Merilda (Senay) Masse.

Irene was employed at several local finishing companies until her retirement. She was a devout Catholic and communicant of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church and belonged to the St. Joseph Women’s Guild. Irene was a member of the Elks Lodge #150 of Taunton, and also the North Dighton Raposa-Knot VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed her time spent playing piano at local nursing homes, cooking, and making homemade candy for her family and friends. Most of all, Irene cherished the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by her son, Brian Brooks of Cinnaminson, NJ and Charles Brooks of Taunton; a sister, Jeannette Suspiro of Somerset; 10 grandchildren; 24, great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Fred and Edgar Masse and Mildred Brooks.

Funeral Information

Her funeral will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 9am, from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, in St. Patrick Church, 306 S. St., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Somerset.

Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 5-8pm, in the funeral home.

Donations Information

Donations in her name may be made the MA Alzheimer's Association, 473 S. St., W. #13, Raynham, MA 02767.

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Visitation:  Hathaway Community Home

Service:  St. Pat's Somerset

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