Former treasurer remembered as upbeat, community-minded

Marsha Binelli

Marsha Binelli

FLINT TWP. — Marsha Binelli will be remembered by many for her jovial nature and her love of the Flint Township community.

Binelli, former assistant to the township supervisor who later served as treasurer, died May 17 at Covenant-Saginaw of unknown cardiac issues. She was 58.

Genesee County Commissioner Kim Courts, who served on the Flint Township Board of Trustees with Binelli, said she will miss her friend and remembered her as being loud, energetic and funny.

“It’s very, very sad,” said Courts. “Just a big shock. She loved the community and wanted to do great things for Flint Township. My heart aches for her fam- ily, she had a lot more to do.”

Courts fondly remembered Binelli for her loud, distinctive laugh and the fact she seemed to be able to eat whatever she wanted and never gained a pound.

“She could eat anything!” said Courts. “She was always a skinny little thing. She could eat candy or whatever, never gain a pound!”

Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk said she will remember Binelli as a true professional who set a high mark for professionalism.

“Marsha was a role model as far as her work ethic and how she handled herself professionally,” said Funk. “She also was a role model in how to make the most out of every day we are on Earth. She lived life to the fullest and found joy in all that life had to offer.”

Binelli was born in Flint on Sept. 8, 1959, the daughter of Gerald and Edwina (Marchbanks) Hughes. She loved golfing, interior designing, boating and cabin life. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and special grandson, Gabe.

Surviving are son, Victor (fiancee’ Emily Sutton) Binelli; loving best friend and fiance’ Curt Bryers; grandchildren, the sunshine of her life, Gabriel Binelli; sister, Sally (Richard) Day; step-daughter, Megan and Carley Bryers; step-son, Chad Bryers; brother, Jeff (Monica) Hughes; sistersin law, Pat, Patty and Jackie; brotherin law, Jimmy; many lifetime friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday and burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Edwina; brother, Edward Hughes and former spouse, Daniel Binelli.

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