Age 43, of Bangor, PA and North Caldwell, NJ -passed away Monday December 14, 2009.
Born: August 15, 1966 in Glen Ridge, NJ. She was the only child of the late William and Linda Shepherd of North Caldwell, NJ.
Brooke spent the first 18 years of her life with her parents, living together in the house her grandfather built on Mountain Avenue in North Caldwell. She attended Gould Elementary and West Essex Regional schools. In her freshman year at West Essex she was voted "Most Artistic", and in her senior year she was voted "Most Individualistic" by her classmates.
Brooke was a naturally gifted artist. Throughout her life she expressed herself and took comfort in her art and continued to draw, paint, and write until her passing. Music also played a big part in her life. Brooke had an affinity for animals, especially cats.
Brooke's premature death is a tragedy beyond words for those of us who remember the beautiful person she once was. None of it should have been. She should still be here.
God bless... and Rest in Peace Brooke. You are not forgotten. -N.N.
* Please see the "Photo Album" section of this memorial for more memories of Brooke.