November 20, 2019

Lorraine P. Brindley

Died Oct. 19, 2019


Lorraine Pearl (Hayes) Brindley, 77, of West Branch passed away Oct. 19, 2019.

She was born June 19, 1942, to Tressa and John Hayes at a home in Akron. Lorraine married Chalmer Edward Brindley Sr. on July 2, 1960.

Lorraine had many interests and was a social butterfly. She was an awesome cook and best known for her soups and Hungarian food. She was a farmer’s wife and held jobs in food service over the years. She had a vast garden and canned for many years while raising her children.

Mrs. Brindley is survived by her five children, Chalmer “Ed” Jr. of West Branch, Anthony (Theresa) of Rose City, Vicky (Patrick) O’Neil of Wayne, Michael (Sherrie) of Plymouth and Susan (Tom) of Edwardsburg. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Sarah, Levi, Chalsie, Emily, Katie, Jake, Patrick Jr., Tara, Heather, Cody, Ezekiel and Ethan; 18 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Danny Hayes.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John and James; and sister, Elaine Curtis.

A memorial service and dinner will be held to celebrate her life Nov. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ogemaw Commission on Aging (senior center) located at 1528 S. M-33, West Branch. To sign the online guestbook, visit


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