Charles Kimball Brook
25 June, 1949 – 16 April, 2021
Charles “Chuck” Kimball Brook, 71, of Glastonbury, loving husband of 25 years of Jennifer L. (Martin) Brook, peacefully journeyed Home on Friday (April 16, 2021) at St. Raphael Hospital in New Haven. Born in Duluth, MN on June 25, 1949, a son of the late Kimball M. and Janet E. (Pond) Brook, he had been a resident of Glastonbury for most of his life. Chuck was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. A talented woodworker, he was a self-employed carpenter who also worked at Toll Brothers in Glastonbury and REB Machine Shop in Glastonbury. He was also very skilled in repairing automobiles and motorcycles, and was always willing to help his family and friends with their repairs. Chuck was a longtime friend of Bill W., a fan of NASCAR, and loved listening to music. In addition to his beloved wife Jennifer, Chuck is survived by his daughter, Paige “Ezra” Brook of Glastonbury; a sister, LeeAnn Brook of Nevada City, CA; a sister-in-law, Gretchen Maxwell and her husband Audley of San Antonio, TX; his mother-in-law, Florence Martin of Hartford; several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and dear neighbors. Due to the current health pandemic, a private graveside service with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family at Old Buckingham Cemetery, Glastonbury. There are no calling hours. A public Celebration of Life honoring Chuck will be Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 4pm at Diamond Lake, Lake Shore Trail, Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chuck’s name may be made to The Open Hearth, 150 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. The D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.
The Open Hearth
150 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Celebration of Life
Burial - Private
Charles Kimball Brook
6 May 2021
Every time i ran into Chuck we had a long hour or 2 conversation about good lifes we are able to live, even after he had been diagnosed, his spirit was still there,always will be.
29 April 2021
I grew up as a kid knowing Chuck working on cars and painting them in our garage at the house with my father. He would ride an old Norton motorcycle he restored. Chuck was a great guy and always offered his thoughts on projects. My brother and I fished many, many times at the pond seeing Chuck each time. He will be missed, thoughts and prayers got out to his family.
22 April 2021
Jennifer - My deepest condolences to you and your daughter. I hope your memories of Chuck will sustain you both through this difficult time, He faced his debilitating cancer with courage and dignity. Chuck was a good friend with whom I was privileged to share many confidences and laughs I will greatly miss him. He will also be greatly missed in AA where he helped many alcoholics. I'm glad you have a lot of kind neighbors who support you and share in your grief.
21 April 2021
Jenn and Ezra- we're so sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a great part of the Diamond Lake family. He was always up for a chat whenever driving past the house. He'll be missed.
20 April 2021
Jen and Ezra - Chuck was such a thoughtful, caring, funny, friendly, and lastly - meticulous man! He was a foundational part of our community and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you daily. xoxo