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Obituary for Marilynn A. BRAINARD

Marilynn returned to her Creator February 7, 2017 following a long, loving life and brief illness. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Born December 12, 1926 to Ralph and Marie Shefferly, Marilynn was the second of seven children. She was married to Norman Brainard for 66 years, and they had eight children; Barbara Brainard, Norman (deceased), Thomas (Patricia), Dennis (deceased), Gregory (Suzanne), Steven (Diane), Patricia Brainard (Scott Tatro), and Marianne Kuch (Todd). She has nine surviving grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by one brother, Ralph Shefferly, three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marilynn attended school at St. Mary of Redford, Mercy College and Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit. She was a selfless, caring person by nature and by profession - a registered nurse. After raising her own family, she devoted her time to geriatric care at a local nursing home, as staff nurse, director of nursing, and later as a volunteer. She then volunteered at St. John the Evangelist in Fenton in the Befriender and Outreach programs, as well as serving funeral luncheons. She loved her gardens, flowers, and birds. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic church, 600 N. Adelaide St., Fenton. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, with a rosary at 4 PM. Visitation will also be held from 10 AM until the time of Mass Saturday at the church. The family wishes to thank Reverence hospice for assisting with her care this past week. In her memory, donations may be made to the Outreach Program at St. John the Evangelist or to Special Olympics.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Feb

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Scripture Service

Friday

10

Feb

4:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Visitation

Friday

10

Feb

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Visitation

Saturday

11

Feb

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

600 N. Adelaide St.
Fenton, MI 48430

Memorial Mass

Saturday

11

Feb

11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

600 N. Adelaide St.
Fenton, MI 48430


Memorial Contribution

Special Olympics

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

600 North Adelaide Street
Fenton, MI 48430
St. John Outreach
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