Richard L Brooks Jr

Richard L Brooks Jr. age 62, of West Bridgewater Mass, died peacefully on Thursday morning March 24th, 2022 at home surrounded by love. Richie had a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Boston and grew up in East bridgewater. The loving son to Richard Brooks Sr. and to the late Ethel May Brooks. 

Richard was the beloved husband of Donna Brooks, and the devoted father to Julie Brooks, Kelsey Baker- Brooks and her wife Tama. The loving grandfather of his cherished Maeve. He is also survived by his siblings: Gina and Ron Cotter, Laura Brooks, Michael Brooks, Thomas and Joan Brooks, and the late Margaret Parks. He was a fun, loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. Richie also leaves behind many dear friends, one of which was the late Scotty Perkins.   

Richard worked with iron his whole life. He put his heart and soul into it, from a boy in his fathers shop – to the tallest buildings of Boston. He was a proud member of Iron Workers Local 7 until 2019 when he retired. He helped to construct many buildings around Boston including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Natick Mall, and Gillette Stadium to name a few. In his retirement he was a proud business owner of olde english iron, where he crafted quality American made railings. He was a true MacGyver who could fix anything. Richie loved riding his 1988 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, the Patriots, fishing, and classic rock music. He was a very warm, welcoming person and a big goof. He loved his girls.

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Friends and family are welcome to his Celebration of Life Sunday, April 24th 2022 4pm-8pm Commercial Club 1 Neilson Ave, East Bridgewater, MA 02333


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16 Condolences

  1. Nicole Bolduc on March 26, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please reach out if you need anything.

  2. Judy Cameron on March 26, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Gayle Franey on March 26, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Donna, so sorry about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Diann Washington on March 26, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    Donna sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

  5. Kathleen B, Massasoit on March 26, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Sending my condolences for your loss.

  6. Cindy (MacTighe) Foley on March 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to the family. RIP Rich❤️

  7. Mark Belanger on March 26, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Sorry Donna – so sad

  8. Candace (Candy Howard) Murphy on March 27, 2022 at 6:47 am

    I’m so sorry for the family Rich was a dear friend. He will be forever missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fly high with the angels my friend.

  9. Karyn Poirier on March 27, 2022 at 7:21 am

    My deepest sympathies 🙏❤️ my mom was good friend of Ethel so sorry for your loss 💔🙏🌹

  10. Kevin & Tammy Toppan on March 27, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Deepest Sympathy for your loss. He will be missed. 🙏🏻❤️

  11. ELAINE HERRICK on March 27, 2022 at 11:19 am

    I’m so sorry for loss of Rich he was a good friend and he will be missed so much. RIPARADISE RICH🌴💐❤

  12. Larry Ochs on March 27, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I’m very sorry for the loss of Richie was a great partner when we worked together sorry lost touch God Bless my brothah you will be missed your a sky cowboy now my brothah..

  13. Jeanne (Urquhart) Clark on March 27, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Deepest Sympathy to the whole family. Remember him from way back on Peterson Road in Easton. A buddy from the old days! RIP

  14. Jean Silva on March 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Donna,
    I was very saddened to learn about the passing of your husband Rich. While I didn’t have the honor of meeting him, he sounded like a wonderful person . His work career enabled him to be part of some very notable establishments and left a great legacy. Similarly, my late husband Rich, also left a similar legacy in New York City. I pray for your Rich, You, his family and friends as you work your best to go forward, always treasuring your love for each other. May he Rest In Heavenly Peace.

  15. Linda on March 27, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family. 🙏🏻❤️

  16. Donna Wright on April 29, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Donna and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. Hold onto your memories.
    Loads of hugs,
    Donna & Bob Wright

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