Brian M. Brady, age 79, of Cold Spring, died on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in London, England, on Dec. 10, 1935, he was the son of the late James A. and Beryl (Collinson) Brady. He is survived by his wife, Jean E. (Schmager) Brady.
Brady was a retired assistant facilities manager for the Maryknoll Sisters in Ossining, retiring in 1999. Raised in New York City, he attended Regis High School in Manhattan. He and Jean Brady were young playmates and then became high school sweethearts. They were married in 1957 and decided to raise their family in Cold Spring.
Brian had a keen desire to build their first and only home, and after completion of their home, he developed a passion for fine woodworking. He also had an extensive bonsai collection, was an avid gardener and loved the art of gourmet cooking. Brian also had an interest in the sciences and was invited to become a member of Mensa.
Survivors in addition to his wife include four sons, Kevin T. Brady of Saugerties, Dennis P. Brady of Newburgh, Terence M. Brady of Kingston and Stephen P. Brady of Staatsburg. Sixteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also survive.
Predeceasing him was a daughter, Joann Marie Brady, in 1990.
Services will take place at the Clinton Funeral Home, at the corner of Parrott and Pine streets (21 Parrott St.) in Cold Spring, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 29. Interment will follow in the Cold Spring Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mrs. Brady’s name to woundedwarriorproject.org.
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