THORNWOOD, N.Y. - Patrick D. Brady, of Bonita Springs, FL and former Thornwood resident of over 50 years, died Sep. 15. A WWII Veteran, Brady served in the Thornwood Volunteer Department and acted as secretary and treasurer for the Thornwood Board of Fire Commissioners for over 20 years. His family asks that donations be made in his name to the Thornwood FIremen's Benevolent Association, as funeral services will be held privately.
Brady was born in Liverpool, England on January 13, 1920 to the late Edward and Elizabeth Brady. He lived in Ireland until the age of ten, when his family moved to White Plains. Brady attended Saint John's Catholic School and was a graduate of White Plains H.S. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Employed by the U.S. Postal Service for over 38 years, Brady worked as a clerk and letter carrier. During those years, he was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne.
In addition to his service at the fire department, Brady was a commander of the Gilbert Rauh American Legion at Post 1574 and a member of the Knights of Columbus. In May of 2007, Brady earned recognition from county, state and federal governments for 50 years of service to the American Legion.
He is survived by his sisters Ita Murray of Olney, MD and Elizabeth Aucello of Boynton Beach, FL, his sons Michael Brady with wife Catherine of Bonita Springs, Brian Brady of Thornwood and Patrick Brady of El Cajon, CA, as well as ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Brady was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Brady this past April. He was also predeceased by his son Thomas (Barney), his sister Margaret Mary and his brother Edward J. Brady. Funeral services will be private, but donations may be made in his memory to The Thornwood Firemen's Benevolent Association, P.O. Box 75, Thornwood, N.Y. 10594.
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