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Nellie Brookens

Nellie Brookens

Monday, June 20th, 1927 Saturday, March 14th, 2020

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Obituary for Nellie V. Reath Brookens

Nellie V. Reath Brookens, age 92, passed away at VNA Hospice House on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Born on June 20, 1927, in Franklin County, Pennsylvania; she was the daughter of the late Charles and Stella Horn Reath.
Nellie met her future husband, Joe Brookens, as teenagers at an Auction in Chambersburg and they were married 1 1/2 years later. She worked as Seamstress for the Stanley Manufacturing Company for 20+ years. After her retirement, she and her husband would spend winters Sebastian, Florida until 1992 when they became permanent Florida Residents. She was a Member of Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church near Chambersburg. Mrs. Brookens enjoyed golfing and bowling (wining many trophies in both sports) and spending time with family and friends. She attended Sebastian United Methodist Church in Florida and spent many years working in the Church’s Thrift Shop. Her grandsons were her greatest joy and she and Joe would spend countless hours with them. She was so happy and proud of her great- granddaughter who she was able to spend 6 years with.
Survivors include her daughter, Connie Sapienza (Anthony) of Vero Beach; grandsons, Joseph, Justin and Bradley Sapienza, and a great-granddaughter, Leah Sapienza. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Brookens, Jr. on October 17, 2017.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 20, 2020, at Norland Cemetery. Rev. Garry Culler will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.

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    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Norland Cemetery
    Address not given
    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    10:00am

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Patricia Walsh


Dear Connie,
Our hearts ache for you and your family, and we're sending hugs and healing thoughts to you and Tony and all of the family.
Your mother couldn't have have a more wonderful, loving daughter. Now God’s arms are wrapped around her in comfort, love, and healing, and she is home.
Phyllis & Trish
Comment | Posted at 07:47pm via Condolence
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