March 15, 1922 – May 14, 2020
Marian Brooks at the age of 98, passed away comfortably in her sleep at The Waterford Health Center with Hospice staff present on May 14, 2020. Marian was born in the town of Nuneaton, England.
During WW II at the age of eighteen she joined the British Royal Navy as a Wren. She served 4 years and reached the rank of Chief Petty Officer. While a Wren Marian met her future husband, Joseph Percy Brooks and they were married over 75 years. After the war they immigrated to America for her husband to join his uncle's aircraft business, AeroTrades, Inc. This family business was their core interest for the next 66 years. Marian was an invaluable stakeholder in this family business as Executive Secretary and Treasury.
Marian was a very devoted wife and mother whose prowess in the kitchen resulted in exquisite dinners. She felt these dinners where of the up most importance for her family and friends. Marian became an accomplished seamstress and had a true knack with plants; especially orchids. Her volunteer activities involved membership in The Eastern Star; Southside Hospital Woman's Auxiliary; yearly skits for the Sportsman's Club; member and president of the Cosmos, an organization for woman who married American GI's.
Marian is survived by her husband, Joseph of 100; her daughter, Marian; her son, Barry as well as cousins in England and America.
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June 4, 2020
I just wanted to add a photo of my aunt and uncle when we visited them in Florida in March 2013. Even at 91 and 93 in the picture they look amazing. I put it down to good English blood!
June 3, 2020
My Auntie Marian was a truly remarkable woman and I have very fond memories of her. She was so generous and kind and was always sending over presents for both myself and for my three girls whilst they were growing up. I have many happy memories of spending holidays with them both on Long Island and Florida and the last one being in 2013 when John, my youngest daughter Fiona and myself spent some days with the family in 2013. We always had a great time skypeing up with my Aunt until just a few years ago. I shall miss her dearly but will cherish the occasions I had with both her and Uncle Joe forever. Wendy Matthews (Auntie Marian’s niece)
EVELYN and ALAN LORE
May 31, 2020
Dear Joe, Marian and Barry,
We send our love and prayers to all of you as you experience this loss of your dear wife and mother. Marian lived a very full and happy life. We are so happy we knew her.
Alan and I have very fond memories of sharing good times and celebrations with Marian and all the family. We hope that your cherished memories of Marian will sustain you throughout these days.
Love, Evelyn and Alan LoRe
May 28, 2020
Deepest sympathy Joe, Marian and Barry from the Pauline, Andrew and David Wale.
We often talk about that fun summer trip when we stayed with you on Long Island. For David and I as then teenagers getting driven around by Marian in her Rolls Royce and the whole CB radio thing was a great memory - so 1970's. I also remember Marian's dad, our mum's uncle Tom who was living with you. Amazing to think David and I shared a room with a WW1 vet. I'm sure Marian had some great stories from her early years - quite the life.
Keeping you in our thoughts during this time
May 27, 2020
Barry,You write so beautifully.The story of your Mom and Dad was also wonderful,and I feel lucky that I got to hear it from your Mom in person one evening many years back at my home in Boca.Your Mom was a trooper and your Dad is amazing.That era and generation of the gentleman will soon be long gone ,which I find so sad but glad to have been a part of,my Dad included. Thanks for the memories!!!
May 27, 2020
Marian was such a wonderful woman. She was so wise and loving and the best wife and mother. She will be missed by all.
May 27, 2020
My husband and I have many fond memories of Marian. She always had a smile on her face which made you smile. I can still hear her voice - she was a strong woman who you wanted to emulate. She will be missed.....