Obituary for Susan Lewis-Brooks
Susan J. Lewis-Brooks, 54, of Weatogue, loving wife of Michael Brooks, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Susan was born on August 1, 1954 in Houlton, ME, the daughter of the late William and Helen (Corrigan) Lewis. Susan was a graduate of Saint Michaels College and worked many years for Aetna and Travelers. She is survived by her beloved son, John M. Brooks of West Hartford; her sisters, Ann Kyriacou of Hanover, PA, Rose Mary Irwin of Middleboro, MA, Cathy Humphrey of Rochester, NY, Jane Harrington of Wilbraham, MA, Jude Hogan of Hamilton, MA; two brothers, William Lewis of Woburn, MA and Fred Lewis of Lowell, MA, and numerous nieces and nephews. No person had a bigger heart than Susan, always thinking about what she could do for others. Few people could boast the courage, determination and indomitable spirit that let her survive where lesser souls would have given up the fight. May God give her peaceful repose in his blessed arms in recognition of all that she endured on earth, always with character, dignity, hope, and grace. Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, TODAY, January 23, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 24, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 942 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. Entombment will follow in the Sycamore Mausoleum at Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Arthritis Foundation, Southern New England Chapter, 35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 411, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For online condolences and directions please visit www.vincentfuneralhome.com.