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Lillian Osgood Brookes

September 7, 1920 — March 20, 2011

Wolfeboro-Lillian Osgood Brookes, of Wolfeboro died suddenly March 20, 2011 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee, N.H. Lillian was born September 7, 1920 in Wolfeboro. She was the daughter of the late Howard Eaton Osgood and Mildred (French) Osgood. She was a graduate of Carpenter School and Brewster Academy’s class of ’38. During WWII she was an Army Air Forces Fighter Command Ground Observer. She spent many an evening holding her post watching for enemy aircraft atop Brown Hall on the Brewster Academy Campus or the downtown railroad station Lillian was Carroll County's Register of Deeds for 24 years until 2006; she held the position since May 3, 1982, when she was appointed by Carroll County Superior Court justices to fill the unexpired term of Percy Blake, who had recently retired. Her previous experience included seven years in an accounting office and 25 years as a paralegal and title abstractor with the law Offices of James J. Kallad, Fredric Cox, and Cooper, Hall & Walker. Her prior experience in public office included six years as Wolfeboro selectman (two years as chairman); five years on the Wolfeboro Budget Committee (two years as chairman); eight years as selectmen's representative to the Wolfeboro Planning Board; and more than 10 years on the Wolfeboro Historic District Commission. Lillian was voted the Republican candidate for Register of Deeds in the 1982 and 1984 primary elections by a four-to-one margin, and she was unopposed in 1986 through 2006. Under her leadership, computers were introduced into the registry office, and a system was put in place for preserving basic historical records dating back to 1840. She served on the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce Board as president and the Brewster Academy Alumni Association as President. Lillian’s other loves next to her family and friends was her love of the ocean, cooking, reading, antiques, and serving her community. She was a dedicated, mother, wife, friend and community member, many of her contributions will continue to touch the lives of others for years to come. Lillian was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Donald K. Brookes. She leaves her son Donald O. Brookes “Chip” and his wife Linda of Wolfeboro, a daughter Donna Brookes Wachsmuth of Wolfeboro, sisters, Ruth O. Glidden of Wolfeboro, a sister Barbara deBruyn of Westport Ct., 5 grandchildren: Tom Brookes of Wolfeboro, Scott Brookes of Boca Raton, FL, Paul Brookes of Hampton, VA, Jessica Wachsmuth and Dawson Wachsmuth both of Wolfeboro, great grandson Justin Brookes of Boca Raton, Fl and Adyson Keyte Brookes of Va. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, H. Fred Osgood, Bernard F. Osgood, sisters Mary M. Osgood, and Phyllis O. Guzman. Services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday March 27th at All Saint’s Episcopal Church Wolfeboro, NH. a gathering will follow at the Pinckney Boathouse on the Brewster Academy campus. Memorial donations may be made to Mountain View Nursing Home, Huggins Hospital, or Brewster Academy. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service 85 Mill St., Wolfeboro is handling the arrangements.
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