Brooke Naramore Williams

Brooke Naramore Williams

Brooke Naramore Williams

            West Harwich - Architect Brooke Naramore Williams of Chestnut Hill and West Harwich died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on March 2nd. He was 58 years old and fought a courageous battle against cancer. His family would like to thank the hospital staff for the tremendous care he received during the past several months.

            Williams was president of the Harwich Civic Association, a community organization founded by his late father, Derek Williams. He was also a former member of the Harwich Housing Authority. He cared deeply about the preservation of historic buildings and the environment on Cape Cod. He also participated in a graduate architectural study project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

            In earlier years, Williams worked at the Boston area architectural firms of The Cecil Group, Cole and Goyette Architects and Planners, Kallman McKinnell & Wood, and Sheskey Architects. He took part in the 1988 construction of Boston's John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.

            Williams was born in Rochester, New York, and grew up in several locations in the Northeast and South related to his father's medical career. He was a graduate of Messick High School in Memphis, Tennessee, the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning, and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. He was an enthusiastic runner, and participated in races on Cape Cod.

            Williams was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Robert Derek Brooke Williams and Sally Naramore Williams of West Harwich. He is survived by his sister Sarah of Washington, D.C., his aunt Georgia Naramore Smith of Rochester, N.Y. and cousins in the United States and United Kingdom.

            A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the First Congregational Church of Chatham at a date to be determined. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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