William P. Brooking
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Beverly - William P. Brooking, age 63, died November 28, 2019, unexpectedly at home. He was the husband of Gianna DellaMonica. He was born in Bethesda, Maryland, to Anne "Sparky" (Masters) Brooking and the late Robert Brooking.
He traveled the world while serving in the Merchant Marines for over 15 years. His 350-foot ship landed many times, at Russian, Spanish, and India ports, and even up and down the Mississippi River.
Billy was also an accomplished entrepreneur who owned a painting/insulation company. Most of his life, he loved fixing/repairing everything. He was generous, honest, helpful, independent and very loving. He also not only loved his own grandchildren but treated every child as his own. He loved nature and animals and owned everything from lizards to snakes to parrots.
Surviving him is a son, Daniel Martin of Beverly; two daughters, Anna Martin of Boston, Angel Martin of Beverly; a brother Stephen Brooking of Salem; and his daughter Alexandra Brooking; three grandchildren, Alecia Martin, Pyper Liacos, Trey Liacos; a nephew, Shawn Brooking and Jason Scott Ball, who he raised since the age 12. He was predeceased by a brother, Peter Brooking.

His funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12 to 1 p.m. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on December 3, 2019


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Bob Condon
Dec 08, 2019
Steve I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your brother but if he was anything like you I am sure he and I would have been great friends. I lost one of my best friends this past summer and I regret everyday that we never got together the last couple of years. I would not want that to happen with us. I don't know how to contact you, but I am still on Charles St. Please feel free to stop by at anytime. Again so sorry for the passing of your brother .
Beth (Flynn) Comeau
Dec 05, 2019
Ann & Stephen,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.
Ginny & Paul Kotkowski
Dec 04, 2019
Bill was such a nice person. Always very helpful. I know he will be missed by many. The family will be in our prayers.
Dawn Kochilaris
Dec 04, 2019
Gianna and family, so sorry to hear that Bill has passed. May God comfort all of you at this sad time.
Cherie Hannan Ledonne
Dec 04, 2019
Charlie L'Heureux
Dec 03, 2019
Steve and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. It seems like just yesterday when we were kids at warren street. Decades later he did some insulation work on my home and it was like time hadn't passed. He treated me like an old friend and would walk around with a parrot on his shoulder surveying the work and shooting the breeze. He always brought a smile!

May his spirit live on within you. My condolences.