Dorothy E. Brooks passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at the age of 95 in Glenville, New York. She was the daughter of James Deegan and Elsie Diehl Deegan.
Born in Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY on December 24, 1926, Dorothy (Dot) was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School and worked for Macy's in the Bronx before moving to West Fulton, NY with her beloved husband, Edward P. Brooks, to begin family life. After spending 7 years there, they moved to Glenville, NY with their two sons. Dot worked for the Carl Company in Schenectady before joining her husband at their family company, Harbrook Aluminum in Scotia, NY. Dot led an active volunteer life – as a pink lady at the Cobleskill Hospital, the First Reformed Church of Scotia, and about thirty years with the Ellis Hospital gift shop. She participated in Union College's Academy for Lifelong Learning (UCALL), the Academy for Life Long Learning (SUNY Empire State College), and Elderhostel. Dot enjoyed many years traveling with Ed and enjoyed an active lifestyle of hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing. She was happiest when she was with her children, grandchildren, family and friends and when she was outdoors.
Mrs. Brooks was predeceased in 2009 by her husband, Ed, whom she married on April 18, 1948, and her sister, Mary Lou Deegan. She is survived by her brother, Robert Blacke (Connie), her sons Russell Brooks (Jody Shayne Brooks) and Thomas Brooks (Joan Marzitelli Brooks), her grandchildren: Julie Brooks (Patrick), Lauren Brooks (Giuseppe), James Brooks (Kelsey), Tressa Brooks, and Aden Brooks, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Dot will be remembered for her indefatigable and endless energy, her boundless love for her family, and her feisty red-headed spirit. She leaves behind many well-loved and devoted friends.
There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, May 26th 7:00 PM at the First Reformed Church of Scotia at 224 North Ballston Avenue, Scotia, NY. Burial will be in Gerald H. Solomon National Cemetery on at 9 a.m., Friday with the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Scotia or a charity of your choice.