Brooke R. Greenberg

Date of Passing:

November 28, 2018

Greenberg, Brooke R., 21, of Chapel Road, died peacefully on November 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Chicago, IL, a beloved daughter of Gregory M. and Kathleen A. (Reilley) Greenberg of Barrington, she lived in Barrington for 18 years.

Brooke was a student at Marshall University in West Virginia. She had a lifelong passion for the art of dance and was a beloved student at Rosemary’s School of Dance.

Brooke lived an enormous life in her short 21 years. She had a gregarious personality that touched the hearts of everybody she ever met. Traveling was her passion and enabled her to touch the hearts and souls of many from Europe to South America.

The family would like to sincerely thank the entire staff of the Rhode Island Hospital outpatient cancer center, the 8th floor and the MICU as they became Brooke’s extended family over the last 16 months. Not only did they provide her with exceptional care, but genuine love and support.

Besides her parents she is survived by a sister, Paige R. Greenberg of Barrington; a brother, Kyle R. Greenberg of Barrington; maternal grandmother, Helen L. Reilley of North Providence; paternal grandparents, Michael and Barbara Greenberg of Harrisburg, PA; two aunts, Kerry Reilley Travers and her husband Brian of Bristol and Erin Reilley Brett and her husband Jay of Barrington and two uncles, Scott Greenberg and his wife Andrea of Corning, NY and Jeffrey Greenberg and his wife Raquel of Fort Myers, FL. She was the granddaughter of the late John Reilley.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday December 4, 2018 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Online Condolences


  1. I’m so sorry 😞 about your daughter of yours and Happy Anniversary to my beautiful best friend Brooke and she’s always be there with me and she’ll keep me in memories and Love 💗 and Prayers!!!

  2. My deepest condolences to the Greenberg family. It is with pain in my heart I write this message. Please know this was never Our Loving Father’s purpose for us to watch those we love suffer and die. He loves you a lot and wants to help you in this difficult time. The Bible explains in Job 14:14,15 “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service. Until my relief comes. You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.” In this scripture God’s servant Job expressed how the Creator has the Power to give life to all our loved ones who have passed. He was convinced that God not only has the power, but also by saying “long” he proves that God also has a strong wish or desire to resurrect our loved ones including our beautiful Brooke.

  3. Greg and Kathleen, just wanted to pass along our sincerest condolences to you and your entire family. We did not have the pleasure of knowing Brooke but if she was anything like the two of you (which we are sure she was), she was a warm, kind hearted, friendly, caring and a very special young woman. Sending tons of love, prayers, and good thoughts to all of you. Thinking of you during this very sad time.
    Jodie and Brad Foster

  4. My deepest deepest sympathy for your family Greg . Prayers and thoughts are with you this day and the days ahead. Peace to you and family

  5. Dear Hearts,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of Brooke’s family. So Sorry to hear of her passing. May her memories guide you and give you peace within.
    Rest in Peach Brooke.
    Karen, Paul Cahill and family.

  6. Greg and family. My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. From reading the outpouring of compassion here, Brooke’s energy and passion for life clearly made a big impact on many people. A mark of a well lived life. I wish you strength during this time of sorrow – and eventual peace in her memory.

  7. I am so so sorry to hear about this news. Such a beautiful girl inside and out, I wish I was home to be there for her services ❤️ Sending my sincere condolences to your family!

  8. I didnt have the pleasure of meeting Brooke, but we had a lot of mutual friends and with that I remember so many memories and stories about her. Brooke touched the lives of so many people and she was so selfless and kindhearted. There wasn’t a more caring, thoughtful, loving person than her. Wherever she went she brought laughter and happiness and love. She was an amazing person, may the memories and stories of her flourish and continue everyday as a testimony to what a beautiful soul she was and how she impacted the lives of so many people. She will forever be missed but always in our hearts. My sincerest condolences to her family.


  9. We will remember Brooke, I remember when she congratuleted myself on my birthday, with his energy and symphaty that she always had.a
    And I remember our facetimes that we were talking for ours.
    I will miss you Brooke.
    Love from Spain.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss, friends and family of Brooke. It is unfair for anyone to lose a loved one to illness, especially so young. Brooke has touched so many lives in our community.

  11. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your daughter Brooke. God bless… Deep felt prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Ann Emily and Mike Bedard

  12. Helen,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful granddaughter Brooke. Thinking of you at this very sad time.

  13. Kathleen and family,
    No words to ease the pain. Just love and light and prayers and support. She is an angel now.
    So much love to you

  14. Kathleen I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you and your family my heart broke when I heard the new. I am so very sorry. Brooke was such a beautiful girl I have great memories of the times we shared together words can not express my sorrow. Stephen,Leila, Morgan and I send all our love and prayers to you and your family. Xoxoxo from the bottom of my heart I am so sorry.

  15. Greg and family did not have time for us to meet Brooke personally, but she was already part of our lives for the friendship she developed with our daughter Bruna, we realized how happy, happy and smiling she was, facing very naturally what was happening , transmitting only good things, we are very sad at his premature departure, we keep praying all these days, asking God, to command his angels to lead Brooke to paradise and to be at peace without suffering.
    receive our condolences

  16. Greg and family we did not have time for to meet Brooke personally, but she was already part of our lives for the friendship she developed with our daughter Bruna, we realized how happy and smiling she was, facing very naturally what was happening to her , transmitting only good things, we are very sad with her premature departure, we keep praying all these days, asking God, to command his angels to lead Brooke to heaven and to be at peace without suffering.
    receive our condolences

    your friends from BRASIL for life.

  17. What a bright light and a joyous young woman. I feel privileged to have known her. Hugs and sorrow to the entire Greenberg family. Godspeed, Brooke!

  18. Our hearts go out to you in this time of loss. The heartache you are feeling is impossible to comprehend. As parents we can’t even imagine, but please know we are suffering with you.
    Heathers father and stepmom

  19. Dear Family of Brooke,
    We remember Brooke as a great friend, after that magnificent summer we spent. The first day we remembered that we did not know how to express ourselves very well but with her we already understood and explained things to us. Let’s remember those moments in the pool or on the beach so funny by throwing us photos, videos and making our products mad. We would have liked to see it again and be able to repart all these times. La Brooke steals our hearts and we always remember her for that great summer that she gave us. We give condolences to all his family and his friends.
    Your friends from Barcelona. We love you very much Brooke. We will always take her to the heart.

  20. Bad news that from Barcelona we remember the Brooke as our family, and therefore from here in Spain we want to give our family condolences.
    she was my American sister, as we said, I remember that summer as one of the best where thanks to her I could learn great things and spend fun moments. He also took a circle of friends who from here all want to give his family condolences.
    We love you Brooke and we miss you.

  21. Oh, dear. I am so, so sorry to hear. Sending all our family’s love to you all.

    May her memory be a blessing.

    Leslie, Jim, Jamie, and Charlie Goodwin

  22. Kathleen, Greg and Family, My heart hurts reading this news just now. Although I’d never met Brooke, Kathleen had shared her story with me. I will continue to keep you and Brooke in my prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Diane Kelly

  23. Conhecemos Brooke no Brasil quando nos visitou com Meghan, nossa sobrinha.Estamos muito tristes e rezamos para que Deus conforte sua família
    Antônio e Maria Vitória

  24. My special problem child, you are missed dearly in our lives. It will never be the same, we won’t see your smiling face, and you just wandering around the Center as you were the “Mayor”. You have touched all our hearts and your loss is one that will never be forgotten, your at rest now and party like crazy in heaven. Our deepest condolences to your family. We Love you.


  25. I’m so sorry.Brooke stayed whith Meghan Johns, my grand daughter, in my house in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.All my family loved her so much,she was a wonderful girl .
    Please accept my condolences
    Maria Silvia Cravo

  26. Linda menina. Esteve aqui em cabo frio/rio/Brasil. Sou tia da meghan. Que Deus conforte o coração da família. Principalmente da mãe.

  27. Gregg, I am so very sorry for your loss. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Brooke, it is clear that she was someone very special. The world is less beautiful without her in it.

    Please accept my condolences.


  28. Greg, Kathleen, and family – devastated to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With sorrow, Michelle and Alex Salisbury.

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