Daniel Brady

Daniel Brady, 82 of Blauvelt NY, passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2020 surrounded by his adoring family.  Dan was born on January 1, 1938 to Daniel and Sarah (Mellon) Brady.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Brady (Keenan) earlier this year. 

Danny was proud of his Bronx roots.  He attended St. John Chrysostom Grammar School and St. Helena’s High School.  After High School, Danny proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Coral Sea.  He went on to graduate from Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY.

Danny enjoyed a 42 year career with Con Edison where he formed life-long friendships.  He was involved in several volunteer activities with Con Ed including the Special Olympics and he spent many Thanksgivings feeding needy families in the Bronx. After retirement, Danny stayed involved by organizing Con Ed retiree picnics, the Troubleman’s Ball and other activities.

He was a big sports fan and enjoyed watching the New York Mets and New York Giants.  He loved coaching his daughter’s softball and St. Catharine’s CYO basketball teams.  His granddaughters will always cherish the memories of having their Papa cheering them on during their soccer and basketball games.

Dan loved nothing more than spending time with his family.  He couldn’t wait for the next poker game with the boys, his daily outings with Liz, going out to dinner and taking family vacations to Aruba.  He loved the simple pleasures in life, like making sure he was in front of the TV every Friday night for Blue Bloods.

Danny was a dear friend to many and was always willing to help when needed.  He was an active member of St. Catharine’s in Blauvelt where he served as a Eucharist Minister for many years.

Beloved father to his 3 girls, Elizabeth Robinson (Daniel), Jean Marie Mohr (Richard) and Mary Santapaola (Salvatore).  He was the proud Papa of Elisa Mohr and Anna Robinson who were the lights of his life.

Danny is also survived by his sister Alice Henry, sister-in-law Josephine Brady, sister-in-law Maureen Brady, sister-in-law Ann Madden, brother-in-law Kevin Keenan (Barbara), sister-in-law Ann Keenan and many nieces, nephews and cousins all of which he adored.

He is predeceased by brother John Brady, brother and sister-in-law Charles and Dolores Brady, sister Mary Egan, brother in-law Edward Henry, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Matthew and Barbara Keenan, brother-in-law James Madden, brother-in-law John Keenan, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary and Joe O’Brien, brother-in-law and sister-in-law James and Eileen Keenan, sister-in-law Margaret Keenan, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Thomas and Patricia Keenan, brother-in-law Francis Keenan.

The Brady family would like to extend extreme gratitude to United Hospice of Rockland and Danny’s caretaker, Rebecca, these last few months.  Rebecca is a gentle and caring person who has become part of our family. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Danny’s name to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane New City NY 10956 or St. John Chrysostom Grammar School, 1144 Hoe Avenue Bronx, New York 10459 (Attention Sr. Mary Elizabeth, Principal). 

Visitation will be on Friday September 25, 2020 from 3pm-7pm at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale NJ 07647.  Burial will be private. 

A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Danny and Liz’s life will be held at a future date.

www.pizzifuneralhome.com

Comments

  1. Dan was a wonderful, caring person that I was glad to know at Con Edison. As a member of the Bronx Public Affairs staff, I had the privilege to work with Dan to help the Bronx community. Dan’s family, especially his grandchildren, should know that he had many friends and was a very special person. Rest-in-Peace, my friend.

  2. Dan and I worked together for many years at Van Nest in the Bronx, he was not only a wonderful friend and colleague he was a great guy and always willing to help others, I lived in Brooklyn and his Dad would visit us in the Bronx and Dan would ask me to take him home to his apartment on Crospsy Ave near Coney Island….You could see the wonder character of Dan thru his Dad we had many wonderful discussions on the way home he also was a wonderful man….It is a sad day to hear of his passing I knew Liz his wife as well, they were a loving couple….My condolences to the family, I share your grievance and pray for his soul, may he Rest In Peace…..Gob Bless! Jim Graham

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