John George "Jack" Brooks, 89 of North Adams, MA died Tuesday February 4, 2020 at his home.
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He was born in North Adams, MA on December 9, 1930 a son of Levi and Odna (Tondreau) Brooks. He attended North Adams schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1950. Jack was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the US Navy on the USS Midway.
Jack worked at Sprague Electric Co. for many years and then worked as a quality assurance specialist in Naval Ordinance for General Dynamics from 1989 until his retirement in 1995. He also served as a sales representative for Dinn Brothers Trophies until the time of his death.
He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of its finance committee. He had been an active communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister, choir member, Lector and chairman of its 125th anniversary committee. Jack was a member of the VFW Post # 996; American Legion Post #125 and the Fall Foliage Parade Committee.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Joyce Claire (Thomas) Brooks whom he married on October 9, 1954 in Incarnation Church; his "kids", Robert and Jessica Burdick of North Adams; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters and one brother- Olive O'Neill, Irene Hewitt, Ruth Giroux and Arthur Brooks.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Jack Brooks will be celebrated Saturday February 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA are Friday from 4-6 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Elizabeth Parish Meals Program in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.