Mary Jane Brink
94, of Sun City West, AZ, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Sun City West. She was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Nunzio and Philomena (DeJulio) Bruno.
Brink was a 1940 graduate of St. Agnes Academy. She married Paul Louis Brink of Indianapolis in 1945, a Navy bride who traveled with her husband to the Mojave Desert where he was stationed testing aircraft. They returned to Indianapolis after that assignment, where they lived until moving permanently to Arizona in the early 2000s.
Brink was a loving wife, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a great Italian cook who played and taught piano, gardened, knitted and crocheted.
Brink is survived by a brother, Nunzio Bruno Jr. of Westfield; five children, Paul (Amanda) Brink of Traverse City, Mich., Betty (Joe) Davila of Lafayette, Cathy (Alvin) Richert of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nancy (Carl) Reiber of Harrisburg, Penn., and Jim (Holly) Brink of Boston; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Brink is preceded in death by her husband and parents.
A memorial service is 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Sun City West. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Warm Hearts Foundation, P.O. Box 888634, Grand Rapids, MI 49588. A second service and burial will be scheduled later in Indianapolis.
Published by The Indianapolis Star on Nov. 1, 2017.