Beatrice “Bea” (Carroll) Brady

March 21, 2008

Beatrice “Bea” (Carroll) Brady

BEATRICE “BEA” (CARROLL) BRADY – in Florida, unexpectedly, March 21st. Beloved wife of the late Robert F. “Butch” Brady. Devoted mother of Ellen Brown and her husband Ed of Arlington, Robert F. Brady, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Woburn, Paula Sevigny and her husband Richard of Dracut, Patricia Weeks, her late husband Donald and her companion Robert Nowosielski of Woburn, Timothy Brady of Woburn, Karen Grimes and her husband Stephen of Houston, TX, and Jacquelyn Brady-Leone and her husband Michael of Lowell. Dear sister of William “Red” Carroll and his wife Esther of Woburn and the late Charles Joseph “Joey” Carroll and Evelyn Nurnberger, and sister-in-law of Ann Carroll of Revere. Also lovingly survived by her 14 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, April 3rd at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bea’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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OBITUARY:

Beatrice A. “Bea” Brady, a longtime Woburn resident who had made her home in Florida in recent years, passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Friday, March 21st, following an illness of several months. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. “Butch” Brady, who died in 1983.

Born in Winchester seventy-seven years ago, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Mary B. (Delorey) Carroll. She attended Winchester schools and graduated from Winchester High School with the Class of 1949.

Following her marriage, she lived in Reading for a short time before coming to live in Woburn. She and her family were one of the first families to live in the Liberty Avenue projects in Woburn, a place where they made many lifelong friends. In 1963 they bought a home on Wright Street, where she resided until moving to Cocoa Beach, Florida in 1999.

In addition to raising seven children, Bea worked throughout her life until her retirement twelve years ago, first for Interstate Uniform and more recently for United Stationers in Woburn. While living in Woburn she worked at Bingo night at St. Charles Church for many years. She was also a member of the George Campbell Post 101 American Legion Auxiliary.

Her time in Florida was filled with a great many social activities. She loved golf, and played frequently with a group of friends in Cocoa Beach. She also volunteered at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Florida.

Best described as a woman who “lived to live,” Bea was fun-loving and liked nothing better than having a good time, singing and laughing with family and friends. She was truly a people person. She enjoyed frequent visits with family and in recent years especially enjoyed her great-grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as their “Granola.”

Along with her husband Robert, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Joseph “Joey” Carroll, a sister, Evelyn Nurnberger, and a son-in-law, Donald Weeks.

Surviving are seven children: Ellen Brown and her husband Ed of Arlington, Robert F. Brady, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Woburn, Paula Sevigny and her husband Richard of Dracut, Patricia Weeks and her companion Robert Nowosielski of Woburn, Timothy Brady of Woburn, Karen Grimes and her husband Stephen of Houston, Texas, and Jacquelyn Brady-Leone and her husband Michael of Lowell. She was also the dear sister of William “Red” Carroll and his wife Esther of Woburn, sister-in-law of Ann Carroll of Revere, and loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, April 3rd at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Bea’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Mom,

    It’s been a year since we said goodbye. It seems like yesterday. I think about you daily.

    Always in my heart.

    Love Karen

  2. Ellen and Jackie,

    Who didn’t love Bea Brady? I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and will always remember her visits to work and playing golf with her in the afternoon.

    Margie Bower

  3. Fr. Bob Couto:

    Many a laugh and good memories. I enjoyed having dinner with “Auntie” Bea in Cocoa Beach when I vacationed there. Knowing Bea, she is either playing golf on the celestial course with Saint “Nanna” or she is trying to convince St. Peter to let her organize heavenly Bingo. I’ll miss you Bea. Thanks for the friendship – and I’ll keep Suzzie on track! Fr. Bob

  4. The Brady Family
    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady That will be missed. I have so many fond and very funny memories of Auntie Bea. I just wish i could thank her one more time for always being there for me.

    Trisha (Vadala) Reilly

  5. Helen(Mulrenan)Gentile
    The last time I was with Bea was last Sept…what a great day of laughing with my old friends..Many,many nights of playing cards with the gang..
    thanks for all the great times
    and all the laughs….you will be missed by many Bea.
    Love, Helen

  6. Bea, I have 41 years of fond memories, you were my second mom. The Brady home was always a second home. I just can’t imagine how great a card game is going on overhead right now. Your ever present laugh will live on in my memory forever. I’ll treasure the memory of our trip to Canobie Lake Park last fall. All my love, Amy

  7. Dear Patty,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I didn’t know your mother well, but the few times we were together she was such a nice person.

    Love,
    Caryl

  8. Cindy Caler & Bobby Connors:

    To the Brady Bunch:

    The Bea we know was all about family, friends, fun and laughs. She sure knew how to live! Bea taught her children well.

    Bobby’s first happy memory of Bea at United? Her t-shirt: “I’ve fallen and can’t reach my beer.” We haven’t seen Bea in years, but it doesn’t change the fact that this fun loving woman will be missed.

    Our deepest sympathy to the Brady family.

  9. To the Brady family,
    Out thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts.
    May you know peace and comfort.
    God bless Bea and her family.
    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  10. Dear Ellen, Robert, Paula, Patty, Timmothy, Karen & Jackie,

    My heart goes out to all of you with the loss of your Mother. She was the kindness person I’ve ever known. Wonderful sense of humor and always found the best in everyone. I know that her goodness is in all of you and your children. I always hoped I could grow up to be more like her. She is now one of God’s angels watching over all of us.

  11. Dear Patty,Ellen,Paula,Jackie,Timmy&Bobby,

    I’m so sorry she is gone from this earth but we have to believe she is in a better place and will live on in our hearts forever.
    I will see you all on Wednesday.

    Love to all,
    Sue B.

  12. Ellen and family

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Dotti

  13. Dear Ellen & Family
    Iam so sorryto hear about the lost of your mother. Bea was a wonderful lady always happy and smiling. This is one of the hardest parts of life losing a mother. But stay strong i am sure your mom wouldn’twant you to be any other way you are in my thoughts and prayers
    Donna Morales

  14. What can I say mom! My heart is broken in two. I have a lot of good memories mostly of laughter!!!

    I miss you and love you very much

    Patty*

  15. Nana, there are no words to describe the loss that we are all feeling. You are one of the strongest and most wonderfull woman that I have ever been lucky enough to know. I will miss you very much and cherish every memory that I have. I love you

  16. From Anne Maher Heller, Raytheon

    Dear Patty,

    I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing … what a loss for all of your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. To my nana, I love you and will miss you. You were my best friend and my savior on many occations. You will live in my heart and I am sure the hearts of every single person you touched. Until we meet again, my sweet nana banana.

    Your granddaughter Melissa Gima-Silvestri.

  18. Thanks Bea for all the laughs..many,many good nites
    playing cards..and the day last Sept.when you took us on a great day trip…you will live in our thoughts and prayers foever……….

  19. Thinking of you….
    Wonderful memories of both Bea & Butch….
    We live in the hearts we leave behind.

    Barbara Roche-Brady
    Seabrook, NH

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