Brandi, Joseph G., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010 at St. Mary’s of Michigan. Age 88 years. The son of the late Salvatore and Raffaela (Pito) Brandi, Joe was born on August 7, 1921 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Evelyn Henry on October 13, 1945. She survives him. Joe was a supervisor for Eaton Corporation. Joe served in the United States Air Force during WWII. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and American Legion Post #439. Joe played the trumpet for the Saginaw City Band. Joe enjoyed the occasional golf game. For the past few years, Joe has been very devoted to taking care of Evelyn. Surviving besides his wife Evelyn are four daughters, Dianne (Thomas) Heck, Saginaw; Deborah (Thomas) Maguire, Saginaw; Patti (Albert) Fielder, Vero Beach, Florida, Mary Sue Brandi, Saginaw; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Donald) Gervais, T.J. (Genevieve Beach) Maguire, Andrea Maguire, Matthew Heck and his fiancée Jamie Leach, Nicholas Maguire and his fiancée Ashley Counts, Joel Fielder, Alex Seder, Alyssa Seder; three great-grandchildren, Myrkia Maguire, Noah Maguire and Claire Heck; one sister and one brother, Mary Jane McDonnell, John (Donna) Brandi, several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by four brother and two sisters, Angelo Brandi, Dan Brandi, Sam Brandi, Ralph Brandi, Irene Koerner, Edith Pellow. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 12:00 Noon Thursday, June 24, 2010 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James Heller will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #439. There will be no visiting hours at the funeral home. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Stephen Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road.