OBITUARY

Jennifer Hubbard Brooks

February 7, 1963June 9, 2019

Jennifer Hubbard Brooks, 56 of Hollis NH, passed away unexpectedly due to unforeseen medical complications on Sunday June 9th 2019 surrounded by her family. A native of Skaneatles NY, Jennifer moved to southern NH as a newlywed in 1986 where she and her husband started a family and their careers together. Her life and legacy now lives on through her family. She leaves behind her husband of 33 years, James Brooks of Hollis NH, and their three children, Samantha Brooks of Harrisonburg VA, Alexander Brooks and Joseph Brooks also both of Hollis NH. She is survived by her father Joseph Hubbard of NY, and her sister Deborah Nussbaum of WA, along with countless other relatives and loved ones across the United States.

Jennifer graduated from Russell Sage College in 1985 to practice physical therapy (PT) serving hundreds of human and four-legged clients for over 30 years in the southern NH region. She received a Masters of Education from Rivier University and taught PT at several institutions of higher education in the years to follow. She pioneered a rehabilitation program at the University of Tennessee and remains held in high esteem for her work and research in animal PT nationwide. She was a fierce advocate for her family, a champion for her children, and a trailblazer in the field of animal PT and rehabilitation. She began her own business out of Brookline NH in 2006 that then became the Horse n’ Hound Clinic opened in Hollis NH in 2015; a lifetime dream she brought to life and cherished with all of her heart. She loved and was loved by her family, her friends, her staff, her clients, and most of all, her four-legged friends.

Memorial services for Jennifer will be held at the Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home at 26 Kinsley St, Nashua NH, on June 21st 2019 from 2-6pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jennifer’s name to the Nashua Humane Society, the NH SPCA or the Live and Let Live Farm.

Services

21 June

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street
Nashua, New Hampshire 03060

21 June

Memorial Service

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street
Nashua, New Hampshire 03060

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Grace Wilson

June 17, 2019

I hadn't known Jennifer for very long. She was working on my puppy Brooklyn Dash for leg injuries. We discovered that we both worked for the Massachusetts veterinary referral hospital in Woburn. That is where I first learned about small animal and equine PT and massage therapy and knew qhat I wanted to do with my life. I was excited to bring Dash every week and learn new techniques from her. Dash loves going to " play" every week. The world is a little less bright knowing such a source of light is gone. Here is a photo of Dash who has come so far with Jennifer's help.

Rachael Ikins

June 15, 2019

Jennifer & I met when she was days old &I peeked over edge of the pram my aunt had her sleeping in in the “good”living room. She was my baby cousin. My most consistent visual memory of her is at age 3 with her little red polka dot ruffled bikini on, curly hair in a red topknot bow smiling at me as I snapped her pic. She became a woman of amazing strength who faced her own demons with strength and who, in later years, was my protector after my mom, her aunt, died. I trusted her with my life.
Deb and Jennifer and I grew up just down the road from each other, lived 8 wks summers at our camp together and they are as well as being my cousins , my sisters. Her unflagging support of my creative arts, my books , having a wall of my art in her office and the countless emails that congratulated me as each hard won achievement happened, is treasured. I love you, little cousin.

Rob Gates

June 15, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Jenny was always a doll. I grew up with her and will miss her so much!

Sharon Re

June 14, 2019

Ironically I sit here in my barn in the exact chair where I was sitting when I met Jenn for the first time. I hired her to "fix" my injured horse.... Loved her instantly as she arrived...She continued to tell me she wasn't "fixing" my horse as there wasn't a fix (which I kind of already suspected) BUT that we were going to do everything we could to make him feel better.. I loved her honesty and sincerity and most of all her direct approach to the situation . After that we struck up a personal relationship and I watched this girl scratch and claw to make her dreams happen.. I cant say enough how very proud I am and was when she opened Horse and Hound.... I am missing her.. She was and always will be a "feisty" one- I loved that... I will see ya on the other side my friend- Love you!

Lorie DeWitt-Antilla

June 14, 2019

My sincere condolences to Jennifer’s family and friends. I went to school with Jennifer and would see her at class reunions. She always had a smile and a hug. It is beyond sad to hear of the loss of someone you grew up with. There is nothing I can say to ease this loss for the family but in the words of Willie Nelson “it’s not something you get over, it’s just something you get through.” May you find strength in each other during this sad time.

Frank Teas

June 12, 2019

Sorry to read this news. I met her when she opened the first location and provided banking services there as well as assisted in the acquisition of the current facility. I have never met someone so passionate and knowledgeable about our 4 legged friends as Jennifer. May a lifetime of memories provide comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Frank

ilaria borghese

June 12, 2019

I knew Jen through our mutual work interests. She was so passionate and determined. I loved this most about her. Her energy and enthusiasm toward her work with animals was infectious. She was a force. It is a great loss to our 2-legged and 4-legged friends but we are all the better for having known her.

Chris Heard

June 12, 2019

We shared so many great moments with Jennifer. Holiday parties, triathlons, weekends skiing, ad-hoc get-togethers. She was a true force of nature, combining intelligence and beauty with a desire to live a very full life and raise a great family.

Michael Conley

June 12, 2019

We had marvelous times at the Brooks house, too numerous to count and Jennifer was always a tremendous hostess. However, my favorite memories of her were of her insatiable curiosity, her desire to be the best mother she could be, and her genuine care and concern for others of all stripes. She lived her life generously, passionately and well - I am a far better person for having known her. Deepest condolences to those who loved her best, her wonderful husband, JW, and her dear, dear children, Samantha, Alex and Joe. May your love for her and cherished memories be a source of comfort always.

Jane Davis Golden

June 11, 2019

I met Jennifer many years ago through the NH APTA. She was kind, thoughtful, immensely talented, and so smart. I admired her very much. She was really one of a kind. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing.

FROM THE FAMILY