ORONO - Rene passed away February 21, 2015. She was born June 30, 1931, in Oakfield, daughter of George and Jennie Gould. Rene attended schools in Maine and Connecticut and graduated from Bristol High in 1949. Rene married Melvin Brooks in 1953. She and Melvin were married 56 years until his death in 2009. They raised their family in Cheshire, Connecticut until moving to West Enfield in 1977.
Rene is survived by her daughter, Robin and husband Myron Hile; daughter, Lynn Brooks and Kevin Lancaster; granddaughter, Melinda Pelletier and husband Cory; grandson, Dylan Lancaster; and great-granddaughter, Lily Pelletier. She is also survived by two sisters, Dallas Martel and Rae Fredrickson of Bristol Connecticut; and a sister-in-law, Joan Brooks of Southington, Connecticut. She leaves behind several nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbors in Connecticut, West Enfield and Longfellow Heights in Orono.
A memorial service will be held 1 pm Thursday, February 26 at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd, Lincoln, with refreshments immediately following. Donations in Rene's memory can be made to the Stillwater Federated Church, P.O. Box 386, Stillwater, Maine 04489. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com