Doris Irene Brink

October 20, 1931 - August 4, 2017

10/20/1931 - 08/04/2017

Past Services

Friday August 11, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions

Doris Irene Brink, (Quidley), 85, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017, in her home surrounded by loved ones.  Doris was born in Swanquarter, NC, on October 20, 1931, to the late Harry and Allie (Pugh) Quidley. She was preceded in death by sisters Aldean Insley and Thelma Gray Divers, and survived by sisters Helen Godfrey, Elma Markham, Edith Faye Kelsick and Dale Jordan.
Doris was married to Richard, the love of her life, for 67 years following their wedding in Chicago, Illinois. Together they raised six children. Son William and daughter Linda (Kupp) predeceased their mother. Sons Richard and Robert along with daughters Diane (Neal) and Patricia (Johnson) are her surviving children. She is also survived by daughters-in-law Tammy and Grace Brink and son-in-law Michael Kupp as well as twenty- seven nieces and nephews.
Best known as “Granny” to all those who knew and loved her, she had twelve grand children: Allison, Beri, Bill, Brandi, Corrine, Heather, Julie, Loren, Mellissa, Marshall, Ricky, and Ryan, and ten great- grand children: Acetyn, Bria, Chance, Harper, Isla, Kash, Kinleigh, Lexi, Reed and Samantha.
Whether camping on the Outer Banks or fishing on Back Bay where she earned her state citation for large mouth bass she loved being outdoors. She grew Gardenias, was an avid reader and always looked forward to trying her luck in Atlantic City or even Las Vegas. Her family dinners were always special as she always brought out the best in old cherished family traditional foods like pierogies or milk soup.
Doris will be remembered most for her kindness to all and her unwavering support and devotion to her loving husband, sons and daughters.
The family will be receiving family and friends on Friday, August 11, 2017, from 3 to 6 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, Va. In lieu of flowers the family asks you to make donations in honor of Mrs. Brink to Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater c/o  The family would like to thank all the special caregivers who brought comfort and peace to us in our time in need.
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6 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your dear love one. May you find comfort when there is going to be a resurrection. Acts 24:15

Betty Miller
6 years ago

Aunt Doris, you are a treasure and we will miss you. I can not tell you what a blessing and a joy it is to be part of the Brink Family. I was not born into the family but was lucky to marry Sonny and become part of the family. Sonny and I love you all so very much. Sonny brought me to Uncle Rich and Aunt Doris house to meet them and for their approval before we could get serious. Thank you Aunt Doris for that approval 46 years ago. I know Sonny and Aunt Doris are enjoy a dance to the good old Rock and Roll Songs. Aunt Doris always gave us straight forward wisdom and advise. You will be missed and so sad for our lose Rest in blessed peace, Aunt Doris

Gary Divers
6 years ago

Most of my memories of Aunt Doris are when I was a young boy. To me, Aunt Doris was always the “cool” aunt. She was the aunt that let you stay up late when you slept over, that let you stay outside and play after dark, and that always slipped you a couple of extra dollars when you went to the movie so you could fill up on snacks.

One year, when I was five or six, I asked for a pair of boots for Christmas. What I got was a pair of army green mud boots. Not exactly what I had in mind. To this day (I’m 52 now) my dad and I still argue about how this mix up happened. He insists that I specifically asked for those boots. I insist that no little five year old boy wants army green mud boots for Christmas.

Aunt Doris to the rescue… For my next birthday she gave me a pair of cowboy boots. I remember they were pointed toe, black, with multicolored stitching. When a five year old boy tells you he wants a pair of boots for Christmas, THOSE are the boots he’s talking about.
A cool aunt knows this.

Thanks Aunt Doris, for being such a great Aunt… And for giving me the best pair of cowboy boots I ever had.

Rest Peacefully.

Shannon Gates
6 years ago

A beautiful person and true blessing to all who’ve ever met her! Our thoughts and prayers are with her dear family!

6 years ago

I know my mom would have enjoyed reading the words written about her. The last time we spoke, she told me she understood, and I know she did. I do not know if there is anything, after death. But I do know that my mom is no longer in pain. Thank- you, mummy, ( not a spelling error, the name we, her children called her),
for everything………………

Jenny Johannsen
6 years ago

I was so lucky to have met “Granny.” She was do much fun to be around & loved her family! So very sorry for your loss… to all those that knee & loved her!

Heather Mays
6 years ago

We love you Granny… have made a mark on our hearts that will stay with us forever. Love your granddaughter, Heather (Chancellor & Kaston)