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Donna M. Brooks

March 30, 1946 - September 26, 2022

Donna M. Brooks, age 76, of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 26, 2022.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 30, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Sarah (Osmanski) Weismiller. Donna made her career as the cafeteria manager for the Colonial School District, retiring after 15 years.

Donna was a dedicated member of the Red Hats Society with whom she was active in her community, spending time at the Lewes Senior Center and especially playing Bingo. She enjoyed many hobbies in life including, cooking, baking and hand quilting. Most of all, spending time with her family is what she enjoyed most.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her brothers, Albert Weismiller, and Roy Weismiller. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Russell G. Brooks, Sr.; loving children, Carrie J. Dobbs (Joe) of Rocky Face, GA; and Russell G. Brooks, Jr. (Sherri) of Newark; sister, Marlane Radzius of Middletown; and grandchildren, David, Grace, Emilee, and Russell “Tripp” III.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to the caring staff at Delaware Hospice Center and Dr. Khatri of the Helen Graham Center.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at 12 pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at the Minquadale Fire Company Hall, 129 East Hazeldell Avenue, New Castle, DE, with a reception to follow. All attending are encouraged to dress casually.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna’s memory to the Helen Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 or by clicking here or to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or online by clicking here.

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  • We are so sorry for your loss. We met your mom a couple of times and she showered us with love and her awesome cooking and baking. We pray for peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time. We love you and your family.

  • Sending prayers that your wonderful memories will bring you comfort during this time.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Donna was a special person. I first met Donna back when we were working for McDonald’s and got to see her again at the cancer center. Take care and sending prayers.
    Tammy Layer

  • We were so saddened to learn of Donna’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathies are with the entire family. We were so fortunate to work with Donna in the Colonial schools and were proud to call her our friend. She was such a great supporter of us as we taught her kids, and she was always there for them. We are with you all in spirit and prayer.

  • Loved Brooks, we had many laughs. She was good to me. RIP 🙏🏽 my friend

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Donna through the Red Hats of Lewes. She will be greatly missed by so many. Prayers🙏🙏🙏 for her family

  • So sorry for your loss. My wife and I both worked with Donna at McDonald’s several years ago. She was always full of life and was so fun to be around. I am sure she will be missed.

  • She was sweet and kind. She was a great friend to my mother. She will be greatly missed.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and comfort for you all .

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. I was so happy to see her again when she came into the office for her appointments and it was really nice because I haven’t seen her since we moved out of Wilmington Manor. Donna always had a smile on her face no matter what. I know she will be missed dearly. My prayers are with the whole family.
    Lisa Donovan (Dill)