WILMINGTON, MA — William R. “Bill” Brookings, of Wilmington, passed away on July 24, 2017 at the age of 81.
Cherished husband of 56 years to Barbara (Skirus). Beloved father of Bill Brookings and his wife Deborah of Westford. Brother of Lillian Gendron and her husband Charles of Tewksbury and the late Theresa Boyd and George Brookings. Brother in law of Dorothy Kane of NY, Jack Skirus and his wife Pearl of Stoneham and Helen O’Brien and her husband William of Billerica. Devoted grandfather of Trent and Ruth Brookings. Bill is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his dear friends Larry Kuhn and Frank Agresti.
Bill was a past Master Mason in the Friendship Lodge in Wilmington. He loved to fish with his son and grandchildren, garden, visit Ogunquit, Maine where he and his wife lived for 9 years, and above all, spend time with his family. His grandchildren, Trent and Ruth, were the light of his life. Bill always had a smile on his face and a kind word for all who were fortunate to know him.
A Funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home on Friday, July 28th at 11am. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8pm. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the V.N.A of Middlesex East, 800 Cummings Park, Suite 5000, Woburn, MA 01801.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Cota Funeral Home.)
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