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Ann J. Brooks

June 8, 1933 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Ann Julia Brooks, 90, passed away February 4, 2024.
Born June 8, 1933 in Springfield MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nancy (Albano) Borgatti.
Ann was born and lived a very full life in Springfield, MA. She attended The High School of Commerce, graduating in 1951. Ann continued a successful career at Sears Roebucks for 31 years in the credit department.
Ann married her husband Roland F. Brooks in 1955 and they were married for 37 years until his passing in 1992.
Ann was known for her love of travel, great food, good shopping, and her amazing ravioli + tortellini and weekend hamburgers her family all loved.
Ann spent many years traveling with her daughter Maryann to many locations across the U.S. and overseas. She also spent many great winters in Florida with her friend Bob Wright and many friends.
Ann leaves behind her son Roland Brooks Jr. and his wife Diane of Palm City, FL; her daughter Maryann Brooks of Springfield; her granddaughter Kristi Baril her husband Brian of Suffield, CT and her great-granddaughter Brooke Baril and her granddaughter Kirsten Brooks of Palm City, FL.
She is also survived by her brother Anthony Borgatti; her sister Carol Leger and her husband Don all of Southampton, MA, and by her many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister Rita Gagnon and her husband Ernest of Chicopee, MA, and her sister-in-law Eleanor Borgatti of Southampton, MA.
A special thank you to her daughter Maryann with whom she lived with and for the loving care she provided.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 8 – 10 AM at Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 45 Locust Street, Springfield. Funeral services will begin at 10 AM followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Road, Springfield. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, 1601 State Street, Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ann’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit


February 8, 2024

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation
45 Locust Street
Springfield, MA 01108

Funeral Mass
February 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Cross Church
221 Plumtree Road
Springfield, MA 01109


St. Michael's Cemetery
1601 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109


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