OBITUARY

Catherine T. Brady

July 8, 1921April 16, 2021

Catherine (Kay) T. Brady, age 99, passed away on April 16, 2021 after a long productive life.

She was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 8, 1921 to Kate Mullen and Anthony Sulimay. Kay was from a large Catholic family, the second child of sixteen children, raised in their brownstone home in Fairmount.

Kay was a proud graduate of Hallahan Catholic Girls’ HS, Class of ‘40. She was captain of the basketball team and a ‘jacks’ champion! Her career was one of government service, which began in Washington DC and upon returning to Philadelphia she worked at the U.S. Mint, Frankford Arsenal, and Internal Revenue Service. Dedicated to the war effort, she had many pen pals and corresponded with soldiers during WW II. Kay also began writing poetry in her early twenties, her poem collections were later beautifully printed and organized by her husband for posterity.

With a love for local theater, Kay performed in various roles with the Central Players’ live theatre productions. She enlisted her future husband, Frank Brady, to design and construct the theatre sets. Kay and Frank later married in 1952, they raised three children and were happily married for over 68 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren taking them out to eat, and teaching them how to say the alphabet backwards!

Kay loved reading about American history and had a special affinity for our Native Americans, often visiting Jim Thorpe, PA - the resting place of Native American Olympian, Jim Thorpe. She enjoyed many day trips with Frank, exploring small towns and the Jersey shore which always included a stop at ‘Americana’ diners along the way.

Strong in her Catholic faith, Kay prayed the Rosary every day and supported many Catholic charities. One of her favorite charities was the Maryknoll Sisters.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband Frank Brady, her son Francis, her siblings Betty (Buck), Josephine (Howard), Loretta (Jim), Lucille (Henry), Teresa (Pete), Mary Ellen (Dominic), Margaret, Anthony (Kathy), Thomas (Nancy), and John (Barbara). She is survived by her children John (Mary) and Karen O’Neill (James) and grandchildren Daniel, Michael, Sarah, David Brady, Michelle Barone (Joe), her siblings Marie (Bob), Madeline (John), Patricia (Bunky), Joseph (Rita), James (Carol), and her wonderful nieces and nephews.

Details on the memorial service will be communicated once they are finalized.

Kay supported the Maryknoll sisters if anyone would like to make a donation in her honor at: https://www.maryknollsisters.org/support-us/donate-now/.

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Chris Korn

April 27, 2021

I remember Mrs. Brady through my husband Eric Korn. His parents were very good friends for many years through SKF. Mr. and Mrs. Brady shared many family affairs with the Korn family. Even after my father in law passed they were such dear friends to my mother in law. So sorry for the loss of your parents. It doesn’t matter how old they are. One great console is that Kay and Frank are still together and United in their love. God bless you.

Lucretia Sulimay

April 22, 2021

I remember after having a sleepover at Aunt Kay's house, having the cereal alphabets for breakfast and that is where I also learned to say the alphabet backwards ❤️❤️ and it's amazing how to this day it still wows people when I say it. 😄😄

LAURENCE DRABYAK

April 21, 2021

RIP.....Mrs. Brady, our families shared some wonderful memories and sad times during the 60's..you are with your husband Frank and son Francis. My sincere condolences to the Brady family...🙏☮💙

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Kay and Frank!

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Kay and Frank in 1952

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Kay and Frank!

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Kay and Frank in 1952

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