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Raymond Randall Brooks

Services will be held privately for Raymond Randall Brooks, who died on Thursday, June 15th at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, while awaiting a liver transplant for chronic liver disease. For the past three years, Raymond has been in declining health due to his chronic disease, struggling to attain a transplant.

Born & raised in Elmira, New York, he was an alumnus of Horse Head High School, Class of 1976. He came to the Boston-North Shore Area in 1979, working for the former Piedmont, Air- North, U.S. Air & finally American Airlines at Logan Airport. He worked as a Customer Service Agent for all of his career, continuing to work until failing health curtailed his abilities one year ago. “Ron” was indeed a Renaissance man, excelling in the art of cooking and presentation, to flower arranging & horticulture. He and his proud & devoted friend of thirty years, Edward J. DeMattio, were the respected “Dads” of several canine buddies over the years. Their dogs shared their lives & their families. The couple have resided in the Lynn area for over 20 years.

Raymond was the son of the late Milton R. Brooks & Charlotte (Pease) Brooks. He is the devoted brother to Martie B. Clark of Elmira, NY., Milton R. Brooks, Jr. & his wife Wendy of Beaver Dams, NY, Kenneth S. Brooks & his wife Allison of Cypress, Texas, Daniel L. Brooks & his wife Laura of Horse Head, NY & Joanne K. Brooks of Denver, Colorado. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews and the DeMattio family of Revere & the North Shore.


Funeral Services were Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602 Boston, Ma. 02215-3354 or to MSPCA-Angell, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923

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  1. John O'Hara
    Mar 11 2018

    I was just thinking about Ray. we called him “Sonny” It was sad when this came up. I lived with him breifly in 1976. I was oddly living in Beachmont from 2015- 2017. He had a tumultuous teen life. I’m glad he found stability after leaving Elmira. He was a great guy.

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