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James Vernon Brooks, Jr.

April 19, 1945 ~ August 8, 2020 (age 75)


James Vernon Brooks, Jr, 75, of Westminster, died unexpectedly, Saturday, August 8, 2020, in his residence.

Born in Fitchburg on April 19, 1945, he was the son of the late James Vernon Brooks Sr. and Margaret Brooks. James graduated from Oakmont Regional High School with the Class of 1963. He was a United States Vietnam War Army Veteran serving from 1965 to 1967, where he received the National Service Defense Medal. James was a self-employed auto mechanic for several years until his retirement in 2010.

James enjoyed being an auto mechanic. He had a deep appreciation for the Town of Westminster and loved everything about his town. He enjoyed going for his daily walks with his neighbor’s dog and riding his bicycle. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it.

James is survived by his daughter, Cynthia L. Carreiro-Caron of Sterling, and two grandsons, Daniel Michael Carreiro and Corey James Carreiro.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held Friday, August 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in Forest Hill Cemetery, 115 Mt. Elam Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420

There are no calling hours.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, current restrictions set in place by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be in effect at James’ service. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please reference in memory of James Vernon Brooks, Jr.

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Graveside Service
August 21, 2020

1:00 PM
Forest Hill Cemetery
115 Mt. Elam Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420

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