Margaret Joy Brooks


January 6, 1923 - October 28, 2012

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Margaret Joy Brooks, 89, of Hampstead, NC, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Bronx, NY, on January 6, 1923, the daughter of the late John and Ruth Hughes Roche.

Margaret served in the US Navy for ten years as a Chief Petty Officer and a Navy Wave and was a veteran of WWII. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church.

Surviving are four sons, William Brooks, James Brooks, John Brooks and wife Debbie, Michael Brooks and wife Mary; one daughter, Kathleen Brooks; her sister, Mary Roche; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11:00 am Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Hampstead with Rev. John Durbin officiating. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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