Marilyn D. (Stanclift) Brooks, 79, a lifelong resident of Hinsdale, passed peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by the love of her family after a brief period of declining health on Sunday, April 30, 2023.
She was born a daughter to the late Helen (Denault) and Eugene Stanclift on June 23, 1943, in Brattleboro, VT. She was educated locally at Hinsdale High School class of 1962.
She was formerly married to James W. Brooks on August 18, 1962.
Marilyn had worked as a Trucker for Plum Pack Inc of Winchester for 6 years before retiring in 2009. Prior, she had worked at International Schools of World Learning in Brattleboro, VT. for 25 years. She had also worked at Bridgeport Metals in Hinsdale for 10 years.
Marilyn had many joys in life which included eating at Wendy’s with her dogs, bird watching, especially Cardinals and in her younger years she played softball as a catcher.
Ms. Brooks is survived by her daughter, Donna J. Wilcox of Hinsdale. Her two siblings Joyce Schlitzing of Spofford and Sandra Jamison and her husband, Howard of Keene. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren which include John Antoniak III and his wife, Natalie of Manchester, Timothy LaBlanc and his wife Nakita of Hinsdale and many others. As well as a great-grandchild, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is predeceased by her two siblings Ronnie Stanclift and Lorraine Lawrence and her son-in-law John Schlitzing.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 6 pm-8 pm in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 10 am in the family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery, 121 Depot St. Hinsdale, NH. 03451. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.