Matthew William LaBue Brooks Greece: February 22, 2018 passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at age 26. Predeceased by his great-grandparents, John M. & Eleonore D. Brophy; grandparents, Ida & William E. Brooks II; sister-in-law, Jessica Ryder Brooks. Matthew is survived by his parents, Mary Ellen “Emmi” & William E. Brooks III; sister, Kathryn (Shawn) Strawser; brothers, Mark & Benjamin (Jenna) Brooks; grandparents, Kathleen Brophy LaBue & Samuel Thomas LaBue; aunts, uncles, 5 nieces, 1 nephew; many cousins; dear friends, Jeremy Ryan & Ryan Lopez & many close friends. Matthew is a graduate of Greece Odyssey H.S. and RIT. While in high school he completed the rank of Eagle Scout with the Greece Troop # 195. While at RIT, he joined the “PHI DELTA THETA” fraternity and was vice president 2013-14. He was generous, loving and had a great sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Matthew’s visitation will be held Tuesday, February 27th 4-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. His mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, February 24th 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Private interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit

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  1. I am holding you in my heart and in my prayers. May you feel God’s life loving presence during these dark times.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss may god wrap you in his arms and confort you in this time of need, god bless your family

  3. My condolences to William and Emmi Brooks for the loss of their young son Matthew. I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew on Facebook a few years ago. He helped me with setting up my account on

    Matthew you will be missed by all that loved you and knew you. RIP my sweet Cousin.

  4. My heart breaks for all of you I still remember Matthew as a little boy running around happy as can be. He turned into such a sweet young man. We are so very sorry for your loss words cannot express

  5. My prayers are with you. He was a funny beautiful young man whose friendship was treasured by so many. He will be missed deeply.

  6. I am saddened by the passing of Matthew. Please accept my sincerest condolences during this time. May strength and courage find Matthew’s family. God bless you all.
    Linda Engasser

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with the Brooks family. There are no words to express how truly sorry I am. I worked with Matt for just a couple of years. He was a wonderful young man who truly loved his family. He spoke of you often. Funny, smart, and kind are how I will always remember him. Heaven is lucky to have him. .

  8. To all of Matthew’s Family,
    May our Lord hold your Soul in the palms of His hands and grant you an eternity of of His love…Tom & Marty Brophy

  9. Dear Emmi, Bill and family. Pastor Larry and I are praying for each of you. Praying too that His Spirit brings comfort and peace to your hearts. Love you

  10. Kathy,I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of your grandson, Matthew. . My condolences to you and all his family. You are in my prayers.

  11. I am so sorry for everyone who knew Matthew, but especially for Emmi, Bill, and the rest of the Labue and Brophy clan. I remember playing board games with Matthew at several holiday gatherings and chatting with him at the recent family reunion. I will miss him greatly and pray for love and support for all who knew him and are grieving at this difficult time.

  12. I’m so sorry to the Brooks family for the loss of Matthew. I hung out with him a few times in college with the other Phi Delts, and remember him always being a full-hearted, happy guy with an incredibly infectious laugh. Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences during this difficult time <3

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