Obituary of Kimberlee Brock-Loomis
Brock-Loomis, Kimberlee (Borrelli)
N. Chili: April 21, 2017. Deeply loved and missed by husband Matthew Loomis; sons Ryan and Cory Brock; mother Barbara, brothers James (Annette), Michael (Wendy), and George “Sonny” (Kathy), and father George “Butch” (Bernice) Borrelli; nieces Gabriella, Olivia, and Kimber¬lee; and nephews David, J. P., Erich, and Ethan Borrelli; aunts, uncles, and cousins; Pat, Catherine, Michael, Leslie, Christopher, Zachary, Mer¬cedez, Camdyn, and Celeanah Loomis and Kendrick Scott; and friends, colleagues and former students. For more information please visit www.bartolomeo.com
Kimberlee’s visiting hours will be Thursday 1-3 & 5-8 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:15 AM at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Rd., followed by her Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
A gifted and dedicated public school teacher and Assistant Principal who faced breast cancer with courage and grace. Kim asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Helen Barrett Montgomery School No. 50, 301 Seneca Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, designated “to meet the needs of children who are learning how to read,” or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123, designated “metastatic breast cancer research.”
Kimberlee “Kim” was born on November 2, 1964 to George and Barbara Borrelli in Rochester, NY. During her childhood, she loved reading books, listening to music, dancing, and roller-skating. Kim enjoyed playing with friends and taking care of her three brothers, James (Jamie), George Jr. (Sonny), and Michael (Mike). As she grew up, she took an interest in teaching, and completed her Master’s Degree in Education. Kim worked as an elementary school teacher and eventually continued her education with a Master’s Degree in Administration, becoming an Assistant Principal at Rochester City School #50. As a teacher and administrator, Kim changed countless lives for the better.
Kim married John Brock and had sons Ryan and Cory. As a devoted Mom, Kim taught her boys her values, showing them how and why to love their family and work hard, but she also made sure they had fun, and spent lots of time with family and friends, including Kim’s beloved “Granny FooFoo.” Even though Kim was not a sports fan, she attended every one of Ryan and Cory’s sporting events that she possibly could. Kim was very proud of the amazing young men her sons became, and hosted a memorable party when Ryan graduated from high school, and hoped to host another one next year when Cory graduates. Kim’s nieces and nephews adored their “Aunt Kimmy.” She was not only devoted to her children but to her entire family in small ways—cookies and fuzzy socks—and large ones. Kim had many funny nicknames, but the favorite was “Mrs. Softie” because she was a little more lax with the rules with her family than with her school kids.
Eventually Kim and John went their separate ways. While teaching at the Rochester City School #17, Kim met Matt Loomis. She and Matt built a life together, and in December, 2015, they were married on a beach in Hawaii. Kim was a good friend to Matt’s children Mercedez and Camdyn, and helped spoil his grandchildren Celeanah and Kendrick.
During her free time Kim enjoyed making crafts, going to the movies (especially the popcorn), taking care of her dogs Maggie and Maui, and spending the day at the beach. She also loved hosting family events, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you laid the pots of sauce she made end to end, they would reach to the moon and back, like Kim’s love for her family.
Kim was a brave fighter with much internal strength whose positive attitude and determination to survive touched and inspired many people. Even on her worst days, she remembered to be grateful to everyone who was helping her with that fight including her Aunt Joyce, her Uncle Joe, and her wonderful friends. Kim’s favorite quote and life motto was “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” There are precious few people in the world who can make people’s live better just by meeting them. Kim was one of those special people. Kim will be deeply missed by many friends and family and her memory will always live on in the hearts of those who loved her dearly.