Newburyport, Billerica, Chelmsford, and New Port Richey, FL — Thomas A. Brooks Sr., 84, husband of the late Jeanne Brooks and Anne Brooks, died Wednesday at the Lowell General Hospital–Saints Campus.
He was born in Lowell on November 29, 1929, and was the son of the late Thomas W. and Doris (McKittrick) Brooks. He lived in Chelmsford, Billerica and Salisbury before living in New Port Richey, Fla., for the past 12 years.
Mr. Brooks served in the U.S. Marines Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of the Marine Corps Club, the American Legion and the VFW while in Florida. He was also a member of the North End Boat Club in Newburyport, and enjoyed boating and riding his motorcycle. He recently told his family, “I had a great ride.”
He is survived by his son, Thomas Brooks Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Billerica; his daughter, Lorri MacKay and her husband, Jim, of Billerica; his loving companion, Anita Hall of Hudson, Fla.; and his grandchildren, Katie Belanger and her husband, Kevin, Tommy Brooks, and Danny and Jaime MacKay. He was the brother of the late Lois Curruthers.
ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Storey Ave., Newburyport. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham MA 02451. Arrangements under the care of the Sweeney memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. www.sweeneymemorialfh.com.