In Memory of




Obituary for Daniel Jay Brooks

Daniel Jay Brooks (affectionately known as Brooksie) 47, of San Diego, CA, passed away on July 2, 2023. He was born on September 17, 1975, and grew up in Chelmsford, MA. Dan was a graduate of the class of ’93. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and dog owner.

Although Dan was born on the east coast, he had called San Diego home for the past 24 years. He was a fiercely loyal fan of all things Boston, with a particular passion for the Boston Red Sox. His love for the team was so strong that he even named one of his Boston terriers Sox in honor of his favorite baseball team.

In addition to his dedication to Boston sports, Dan had a variety of hobbies that brought him joy. He enjoyed playing golf, taking his beloved Boston terriers to doggie beach, and watching his favorite Boston sports teams.

Professionally, Dan made a name for himself in the hospitality industry, where he worked as a manager. His dedication and leadership skills made him a valued member of the teams he worked with throughout his career.

Dan will be deeply missed by his mother, Barbara Brooks; his sisters, Kristie, Kim, and Kerri; his wife, Erika Lidstrom Brooks; and his brothers-in-law, Ryan and Eric. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, including Samantha, Maggie, Nate, Ava, Jojo, Alex, and Norah, who will cherish their memories with their uncle. Dan was a Godfather to Jojo and Quinn Duarte. In addition, several aunts, uncles, and cousins always enjoyed seeing Dan and will miss him dearly. Dan was preceded in death by his father, Paul Brooks.

To celebrate Dan’s life, visiting hours will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. His funeral services and interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made in Dan's memory to Chelmsford Youth Baseball, PO Box 62, Chelmsford, MA 01824.

The loss of Daniel will be deeply felt by his family and friends. He will be remembered as a loving son and big brother who was forever a wicked prankster and “haadcor” Bostonian but loved his San Diego weather. His family and friends will forever cherish his memory.