Judith M “Judi” (Powers) Brooks, 71, of Baldwinville, died peacefully, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in her residence after a long battle with cancer with her family by her side.
Born in Hartford, CT, on March 21, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Milton F. and Flora (Morrow) Powers. She was a graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School, Northfield, with the Class of 1967. Judi was a banker employed by TD Bank in Gardner for several years. Most recently, she was a substitute teachers aide employed by the Gardner School District, working primarily at Waterford Street School.
Judi was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church of East Templeton. She loved knitting, crocheting, doing arts, and crafts. Judi enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports; but the time she loved and cherished the most was time spent with her family.
Judi is survived by her husband of 50-years, Richard C. “Dick” Brooks of Baldwinville; a daughter, Kathy L. LeBlanc and her husband Steven of Athol; two brothers, David Powers and his wife Debbie of Orange, and Richard Powers of Northfield; three grandchildren, Andrew LeBlanc and his wife Melanie, Joseph Adams, and Lindsey LeBlanc; two great-grandchildren, Delanie Grace LeBlanc, and Andrew Wayne LeBlanc, Jr.; several nieces, nephews, and cousin; her best friend Judy LeVangie.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Marcia M. Brooks, who died in 1992; a brother, Milton Powers, Jr.; two sisters, Veronica Baxter and Eleonor Kawecki.
Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gardner Relay for Life, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720. Please reference in memory of Judith M. Brooks.
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