Gene C. Darnell

Brighton, Michigan

1922 - 2019 (Age 97)


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Gene C. DarnellBrighton - Beloved husband of the late Colette. Passed away at his home Saturday morning, August 31, 2019. He was born May, 4 1922 in Royal Oak, MI. The son of Rex Clay and Mary (Friesenhan) Darnell. Following 4 years of service as Quartermaster First Class in the Navy on board CVE...

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I had the pleasure of being Gene's dental hygienist for the last many years. He was most definitely one of my favorites. Perhaps because he reminded me of my dad and because I respected him for his naval service and his complete adoration of his beloved Colette whose memory brought a tear to his eye each time he spoke of her. All while cleaning his teeth we would talk of stock market investments and children near and far and his wonderful neighbor who would bring home cooked meals to his...

God's blessing upon your soul. Many memories of family gatherings with "Mere and Pere" (Mary Clare + Rex Darnell) on the farm and at Clem and Delores' around the holidays with you in attendance. We will be having Masses said for you by the Third Order Regular Franciscans. Blessings upon your family who grieveS your loss especially.

Uncle Gene, you will be greatly missed by those you leave behind. I love all the memories; the old photos, the old family stories, and the special times we've shared, either in person or through newer family photographs. Every winter, when we have our coldest days, I remember you telling me I was in no position to fuss about the weather in N.C., it was nothing compared to that you were having in Michigan! Rest In Peace with your sweet Colette. I will be with your family in spirit this...

Prayers for you, Uncle Gene, that you be with the Lord Jesus and His Mother Mary and your Colette, as well as other dear ones who have passed.
Our Lady recalls all your rosaries to Her over the years... Thank you for the Michigan Memories.