Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

BROOKS PATRICIA BLACKWOOD "PATTY", 87, of Grosse Pointe, December 14, 2012. She graduated from Denison University before returning to Grosse Pointe, where she married George M. Brooks in 1948. A devoted mother, Mrs. Brooks' family was her greatest source of pride. She was an active member of the Country Club of Detroit, the Grosse Pointe Gardening Club and volunteer at Goodwill Industries. She loved to entertain, travel and especially spend time with her family and many wonderful friends of all ages. Survived by sons, Garry (Susan), Todd (Kathy), Mark (Jackie) and Trent (Ginna); grandchildren, Craig, Steven, Leigh, Christine, Kelly, Mark, Kirby, Alexander, Sara and Dylan and great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicolas, Avery, Chase, Kayleigh and Cadance. Predeceased by parents, Alexander and Catherine Blackwood, as well as husband, George, and their beloved son, Craig Steven Brooks. A reception to celebrate the life of Patty will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Country Club of Detroit. Donations may be made to Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, 1357 Division St., Adrian, MI 49221 or at or The Seasons Hospice Foundation, 27335 John R Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071 or at

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