|3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM|
Rev. Richard L. Brooker, MM
A funeral Mass was offered March 17 in the chapel of the Maryknoll Center, Ossining, N.Y. for Rev. Richard Brooker, who died March 11. He was 84 and had been a Maryknoll priest for 59 years.
A native of Worcester, he taught music at Maryknoll College in Illinois, then spent his entire missionary career in Chile, serving a half-dozen parishes over three decades and spending 11 years as national pastoral commissioner of the Chilean Scout Association.
Survivors include his siblings, Sally Rutkowski of West Falls, N.Y., and Jerry of Rural Hall, N.C. Interment was in the Maryknoll Society Cemetery, Ossining.
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