Annabelle Brelish, 77, of Clinton, passed away February 19. 2009, at University Hospitals, Ann Arbor. Annabelle was born June 20, 1931 in Dalton, PA, the daughter of George and Bridget (Gallagher) Potter. On June 18, 1949, she married John Brelish in Olyphant, PA.
He preceded her in death February 3, 2005. She was retired from DST Industries, Clinton, MI. Annabelle was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Clinton, MI and the Red Hat Society of Manchester, MI. She also took part in helping to serve lunches at the Senior Center of Manchester.
Annabelle is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (Mark) Lentz of Clinton, Sharon (John) Quigley of DeTour Village, MI and Donna (Edward) Braun of Manchester; 5 grandchildren, Tony (Natalie) Lewis of Adrian, Marcie (Roy) Dechert of Clinton, Jared Davis of Tecumseh, Kyle Lentz of Clinton and Jonathan Braun of Manchester; 2 great grandsons, Alex and Blake Dechert of Clinton; two sisters, Vera Russin and Ethel Potter, both of Scranton, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece Ann Marie Borowski and her family of Taylor, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2009, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Clinton, MI with the Rev. Fr. Paul Ruddy officiating.
Interment will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. Following the interment, a luncheon will be held at St. Dominic Parish Hall, Clinton.
Visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and from 2 and 4 and 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. A memorial service will also take place 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.