Shirley E. Brookins, 79, of Rome, and formerly of Sylvan Beach, passed away on February 6, 2018 at The Grand in Rome. She was born in East Meredith, NY, on August 27, 1938, the daughter of the late Arthur and Beulah Georgia Wood. On February 20, 1955, she was united in marriage to Nelson L. Brookins. He passed away in 2002.
Shirley was a homemaker until 1978 when she began a 17 year career driving school bus for the Camden Central School District.
After retiring, Shirley and her husband moved to Boiling Springs Lake, NC.
She enjoyed golf and was a member of McConnellsville Country Club and Castlewood Golf Club.
Shirley is survived by: three sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Judith Brookins of Verona Beach, Richard and Terri Brookins of Blossvale and Robert and Brenda Brookins of Cleveland; a sister, Sandra Trifaro of Norwich; eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: a daughter, Cindy Sue DiRocco; a son, David Brookins; and a sister, Patricia Muller.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 2220 or the American Heart Association, 125 Business Park Dr Suite 106, Utica, NY 13502.