Robert E. Brooks Sr.

April 13, 2020


PEABODY-Mr. Robert E. Brooks Sr., 84, of Peabody, beloved husband of Jeannette (Roy) Brooks, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center in Peabody.

Born in Peabody he was the son of the late John and Stasia (Gieryk) Brooks, he was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School.

Following high school Robert began his working career with Sylvania and remained there for 20 years. He joined the staff at Garelick Farms in Lynn as a supervisor and later became a bus driver and monitor for the City of Beverly for several years. Throughout his career Robert was known for his dedication, his strong work ethic and could always be counted on to help others.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother Robert gave of himself every day. He loved his family and was not afraid to show it. He was fun loving and enjoyed being involved in his family’s many activities. In his spare time he delivered for Meals on Wheels and was an avid Patriots fan, who also enjoyed a good night of karaoke. He was a member of the Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge 1309. Robert will be fondly remembered for his kind and gentle nature and will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.

Surviving Robert in addition to his wife Jeannette, with whom he shared 17 years, are his children, Deborah Sliker and her husband Terry of NH, Kim Brooks and her significant other Tom Streep of Beverly, Robert Brooks Jr. and his wife Heather of  Texas, and stepchildren Joseph Roy of Gardner, Heather Hovasse of Peabody and Brian Ferris of Salem, his grandchildren, Briana, Tristan, and Kea Olivia, his siblings Nancy Minter of Peabody and John “Jack” Brooks of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Celebration of Robert's life will be held in the fall, please visit the web site for updated information. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte.) 62 Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


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