Rose Reuter Brooks - February 14, 2016

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COEYMANS – Rose Reuter Brooks, 102, passed away February 14, 2016.  Rose was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 12, 1913 to Mary Kriese Reuter and Joseph Reuter the oldest of 9 children all predeceasing her in death.  Rose married William Brooks and they had two daughters;  Rosemary Brooks Winne and Diane Brooks Sturhahn.  They lived in Brooklyn until 1944 when they moved to Coeymans, NY. 

     Rose is survived by her daughter Diane residing in Delmar, NY;  grandchildren, Beth Winne Stott residing in Ravena, NY, Brad Winne residing in Coeymans, NY and Pieter Winne residing in Cottrellvlle, MI;  and 10 great-grandchildren.

     Rose owned and operated Mrs. Brooks’ Play School in the 60’s.  She went back to school and graduated from Skidmore while working for the county Child Protective Services. 

     Funeral services will be held 9 AM Wednesday, February 17 at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena today Tuesday February 16th from 4 to 6 PM.  In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Rose may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern NY Chapter, 1717 Central Ave., Suite 105, Albany, NY 12205.