Aug 14, 1955 - Jul 25, 2022


August 14, 1955 - July 25, 2022


Cynthia D. Brabbs, 66, of Marquette, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Cindy was born on August 14, 1955 in Flint, MI to John and Veda May (Gilbert) Macko. She was a 1973 graduate of Davison High School.

Cindy married her high school sweetheart, Arthur H. Brabbs, on May 12, 1973 at Grace Episcopal Church in Lapeer, MI.

Cindy and Art moved to the Marquette area in 1977 where she took pride and joy in raising her children. She had a passion for serving Jesus and loved attending her church, Calvary Church of Negaunee. She was family oriented and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her husband, kids and grandkids were her entire world. Cindy was very creative and a passionate crafter, she and her sister were known for "Sisters Crafts" in the area. Her daughter and son in law later joined her in crafting and craft shows. Cindy loved event planning, gardening, sewing, canning, baking and enjoyed going shopping.

Cindy is survived by her husband of 49 years, Art Brabbs of Marquette; her children, AJ (Marlo) Brabbs and Bethany (Jason) Brugman, all of Marquette, and Crystal Brabbs of Rochester Hills, MI; three grandchildren, Micah Brabbs and Madison and Austin Brugman; two sisters, Gloria Nickerson and Marie Bedore, both of Gwinn; sister-in-law, Beverley Feckovic of Oscoda, MI; special cousins, Pat (Steve) McDonnel of Ailsa Craig, Canada; many nieces and nephews; her church family; as well as her beloved dog, Thora June; her grand-dogs, Bailey, Nugget, Bentley and Iris. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Veda May Macko; siblings, John Macko Jr., Daniel Feckovic and Clara Fries; and her nephew, Matthew Nickerson.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 1st at the Calvary Church of Negaunee from 4 until 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the church at 6 p.m. with Pastor Edward Crider officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Cindy's name to Calvary Church of Negaunee.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Cindy's family where memories and condolences may be shared at

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Mon, Aug 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Calvary Church of Negaunee

512 N. Teal Lake Avenue
Negaunee, MI 49866

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Memorial Service
Mon, Aug 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Calvary Church of Negaunee

512 N. Teal Lake Avenue
Negaunee, MI 49866

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