Diana Florence Brooks, 77, of Falmouth died December 13 after a long illness.

She was the daughter of Courtney and Nancy (DiMarzio) Hutchins.

She graduated from Athol High School with the Class of 1962 and lived in Worcester while she attended hairdressing school.

After completing her studies, she worked briefly at Athol Memorial Hospital until beginning her career as a hairdresser in 1977.

Ms. Brooks raised her family in her hometown. An active member of the Athol Congregational Church, she sang in the church choir, played in the handbell choir, and was a Stephen Minister. She also served on the committee for Camp Wiyaka, attended by her daughters each summer.

She moved to Falmouth in 1993 and continued her work as a hairdresser at Headlines on Main Street, where she remained for many years.

A member of the Falmouth Business & Professional Women organization, she also donated time to The Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

Ms. Brooks combined her loves of taking cruises and the New England Patriots, one year, by traveling to London in 2009 to watch them win a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium.

She leaves her daughters, Karen Goulet of Hull and Kimberly Poirier and her husband, Matthew Poirier, of Hanover; five grandchildren; a brother, Dean Hutchins of Athol; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Barrie Oscar Brooks.

Her funeral was yesterday, Thursday, December 16, at First Congregational Church of Milton.

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