MANCHESTER, Conn. —A memorial service for Gail Clemens Brink, 59, who died surrounded by her loving husband and family, joined her Dad in heaven on July 21 after a courageous fight with cancer will be held on Friday, August 10, from 11am to 12pm. A private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be at Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Road Wethersfield, CT today, Thursday, August 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gail was born December 17, 1952 daughter of Jane O. Clemens and the late Robert F. Clemens, ranking third in the clan of eight.
Moving to Berlin in 1960 she attended Berlin schools, graduating from Berlin High in 1971, furthering her education at Johnson State College in VT.
Gail leaves her loving husband of 20 years, Richard A. Brink; her mother Jane O. Clemens; seven brothers and sisters, Mark Clemens of Berlin, Paul Clemens & Teresa Burby of Plainville, Beth & Peter Campanelli of Berlin, Ruth & David Sturgeon of Maine, Judy & George Procko of Berlin, Neal Clemens of Berlin, Dean Clemens of New Britain; and a cousin Nancy O. Burch of East Hartland. Gail also leaves several nieces and nephews, Nicole Campanelli, Abigail, Megan and Haley Procko, Kelly, Mitchel & Jessica Sturgeon, Evan & Lauren Clemens and Samantha Garcia.
Gail and Dick owned and operated two businesses, BHS Torin in Farmington, CT, which they sold and LM Gill Welding, which they currently own and operate. Through business, Gail and Dick became quite the world travelers. Skiing in Colorado, hitting the links at Pebble Beach or just a night out with friends, she enjoyed it all. Golf became a passion, as members of the Farmington Country Club this allowed her and Dick many leisurely hours on the greens.
Her home in Barnard, VT, which they built together, was her sanctuary. Whether snowmobiling, sitting on the porch or spending endless hours with friends, it was their “Field of Dreams.”
Gail touched many lives, collected many friends and cherished each and every one. “I’ll send you a sign,” she told many of you, look and wait, it will come.
For medical reasons, the family specifies in lieu of flowers, and that memorial donations be made to; Services for the Elderly, 321 New Britain Avenue, Unionville, CT 06085, Barnard Woodstock Senior Program, Woodstock Area Council on Aging, 99 Senior Lane Woodstock, VT 05091, or Visiting Nurses & North Central Hospice Care, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066.
To extend online condolences or for further information, please visit farleysullivan.com.
This obituary first appeared in the August 9, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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