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Helen L. Brooks
February 22, 1996
Providence Journal
Providence, Rhode Island

HELEN L. BROOKS, 92, of Village Court died Tuesday at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Victor J. Brooks.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late George F. and Mary J. (McDermott) Roberts, she moved to West Warwick about seven years ago.

She leaves three sons, Frederick R. Russell of Indio, Calif., William G. Brooks of West Warwick and Robert J. Brooks of Johnston; four daughters, Elaine Kemble of Cranston, Florence E. Presley of West Warwick, Mary J. Murphy in Maryland and Jean M. Russell of West Warrick, with whom made her home; five sisters, Ethel F. Guinan of Johnston, Evelyn Gallup of Charletown, Dorothy Peotrowski in Florida, Mildred Simoneau of North Attleboro, Mass., and Virginia St. Onge of Wakefield; a brother, Walter Roberts of Cranston; 35 grandchildren, 40 great-grandhildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was the mother of the late James R. Russell and Barbara Cowsill, and the sister of the late Charles, Fred and Florence Roberts.

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