Graveside services for Irene B. Brooks, age 92, of Sand Street in Brier Hill will be held on Friday May 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Ingham Cemetery with Pastor David Sheppard officiating. Calling hours will be held at the cemetery prior to the service from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Surviving are her children Joe Brooks & his companion Judy Wiles of Chaumont, Mary Cobb & her husband Charles, Theresa & Si Aldrich all of Brier Hill and Shirley Bass & her husband Rick of Hammond; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Brooks of Heuvelton; 11 grandsons and 9 granddaughters; along with several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
Three sons, George “Bub”, Emerson & John Brooks; a daughter, Marjorie Kingston & her husband Dave; a brother, Donald Flight; and three sisters, Mae Mitchell, Pearl Rheome and Helen Brooks predeceased her.
Irene was born on November 1, 1921 in DePeyster NY, a daughter of the late Stephen W. & Mabel (Alguire) Flight. She graduated from Morristown High School and married Theron A. Brooks on April 16, 1941 at the Morristown Methodist Church with Rev. Carling officiating.
Irene worked at the Home Restaurant in Hammond for a few years and co-owned and operated the family farm with her husband. She enjoyed dancing, watching TV, reading, cooking, canning and spending time with her family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Brier Hill Fire Department 24 Main Street; Brier Hill, NY 13614 or Meals on Wheels 80 State Hwy 7, Canton, NY 13617.
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