Mary G. Brady, 89, died Sunday July 26, 2009, at Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes.
Her prayer vigil service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday July 29, 2009, with her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with Father Dale officiating. Burial will follow at the Calvary section of the Highland Cemetery in Havre. Memorial contributions in Mary’s honor may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. Her grandson Brendan Brady suffers from ALS, so contributions may be made to the fight against ALS, c/o Bear Paw Credit Union, Havre, MT 59501 or to a memorial of one’s choice. A fellowship luncheon will be held at St. Jude Parish Center immediately after services at the graveside. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Mary was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Box Elder, Mont., one of five children born to Michael and Hannah (Friel) McKernan. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Box Elder High School. She married Terrance “Ted” Brady in 1938 in Havre. To this union nine children were born. Mary was a nurturer who loved her family, raising her children and helping others. She was a hard worker and worked alongside her husband Ted on all of his projects. Mary was an excellent cook, and always had a warm meal for anyone. She worked Hill County elections for many years and in her spare time liked crocheting. She was an active member of St. Jude parish, PCCW and the Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terrance Brady on July 12, 2003; a daughter, Cathy Brady; a brother, Michael McKernan; and son-in-law, Claude Miner. She is survived by her children, Doris Suek of Portland, Ore., Terry (Roberta) Brady of Missoula, Mont., Jim (Mary) Brady of Malta, Mont., Jack (Linda) Brady of Havre, Mont., Marilyn Miner of Big Sandy, Mont., Tom (Paula) Brady of Havre, Mont., Annmarie (Randy) Robinson of Big Sandy, Mont., and Patty (Martin) Alley of Joplin, Mont.; sisters, Nora Nelson of Havre, Mont., Patricia Warhank of Rudyard, Mont., and Kay (Adam) Schweitzer of Helena, Mont.; grandchildren, Brad (Leah) and Ted Suek, Cathy (Wes) Finch and Ty (Lori) Brady, Michael (Christina) Brady, Shannon, Patrick, and Matthew Brady, Jeramie and Scott (Kari) Robinson, Amanda (Bryan) Parker and Brendan (Stephanie) Brady, Logan and Derek Beilke and seven greatgrandchildren.