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Donna Brooks Allen Dies in Massachusetts

Donna Brooks-Allen, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to so many, died at the age of 52 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on June 19 after a four-year battle with metastatic breast cancer.  A Virgin Islands native, Donna was a long-time resident of Dorchester, Mass.

In her time here, Donna loved deeply and brightened many lives. Most people will remember her beautiful smile and her radiant and unforgettable personality. She loved to laugh, welcomed people with open arms and always met a challenge with strength, courage and determination.

Donna Brooks-Allen was born on St. Thomas; she graduated from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School in 1984.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents: Eleanor and Algonaldo Brooks.

She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Derrick Allen Sr.; children: Tyrishma and Derrick Allen Jr.; daughter-in-law, Natasia; grandchildren: Zyon, Reinilda, Derrick (DJ) and Tamya. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers: Ingrid Chinnery, Michael and Michelle Francis, Laverne Bennett, Kurt, Al, Derek, Tracy, Ronald, Rodney, April, Jamillah, Lynn “Candy” and Almando Brooks; as well as loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, June 29, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, Mass. 02126. There will be a wake at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at St. Michael Cemetery, 500 Canterbury Street, Roslindale, Mass.

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