KITTERY, Maine — Jane Brooks, 63, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, after a sudden illness.
She was born on March 10, 1943, in Portsmouth, N.H., the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Malinowski) Gryzbowski.
Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and had recently retired from Flextronics. She enjoyed spending weekends at Mousam Lake, playing bingo, making ceramics and spending time with her grandson, Thomas.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, of Kittery; her son, Ramon Gagnon and his wife, Alison, of Portsmouth, N.H.; her daughter, Anne Shaffer and her husband, Michael, of Plano, Texas; her sister, Linda Grant and her husband, Dean, of Kittery; two grandsons, Thomas Gagnon of Portsmouth, N.H., and Morgan Shaffer of Plano, Texas; and many nephews.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State St., Portsmouth. Burial will be held privately.
Right now I’m just numb. This obviously comes as a shock. My mother was only 63 years old, and though she wasn’t in the best of health, it wasn’t terrible either. She was ill from some bug she caught, and that is what they think contributed to her death. It doesn’t help that I got the news the day before Thanksgiving… A thanksgiving that we have 2 guests here for; though them being here has kept me from falling completely apart.
Pookey has been wonderful, and came straight home after my Aunt Linda called me with the news. The moment I heard her voice on the phone, I knew what she was going to say, but I didn’t want to hear it. Hell, even now I don’t want to even think about it. It’s like an unwelcome guest in my mind. A thought I keep bumping into as I go about my day. I know it’s something that I will have to come to grips with, but don’t know yet how I will. I will miss her each, and every, day. *sad sigh*