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Laurie Brady, 65, passed away on December 9, 2023, at her home. She was the loving wife of Dennis Brady for 41 years. Laurie was born on January 18, 1958 in Waterbury, Ct to Anne (Farrington) and the late Robert Herr.
Laurie graduated from Holy Cross (Catholic High) High School in 1977 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Southern Connecticut State University in 1981. During those years she excelled as a student athlete in basketball, volleyball, and softball. Earning many awards in each respective sport. Laurie started her career as the best mother to her 4 sons in November 1982. She retired from that role in 2010 (not really) and started her new role as the Nana to have in 2016. She then went on to have 7 beautiful grandchildren with one more expected in April 2024. Laurie and Dennis had four boys: Joseph, Michael, Timothy, and Dennis. She was the undisputed best mom ever as she poured love into each of her sons. Laurie made each boy think he was her favorite through her care and selflessness. The boys kept her active going to many sporting events. She never missed a game from t-ball to college athletics. She was their biggest fan and supported the boys in all that they did. Laurie also brought the family together through her cooking. She was a master chef and baker known for her apple cakes and cookies. If one of the kids didn't have a game, she made sure they all ate together at the dinner table as a family. She will be remembered for all the ways she made the boys feel loved: waving at the door every time they left, leaving hand written notes on envelopes on the counter, waiting up for them to get home, and many more ways. Laurie will always be with us as we follow her lead and share her love with each other. One of her favorite activities was playing with her grandchildren. Her face would light up as she made them laugh and smile. The grandkids and Laurie enjoyed coloring, shooting hoops, playing go-fish, doing arts and crafts, and playing make believe together. She loved when the grandkids would call and make silly faces. Laurie's favorite times were when her kids and grandkids were together.
Laurie is survived by her husband, Dennis Brady, and their son’s and their families: Joseph and Jacquelyn Brady (Bianca and Gianna) of Southbury; Michael and Jenna (Kennedy and Michaela) of Madison; Timothy and Kim Brady (Peyton and Benton) of Springfield, PA; and Dennis and Holly (Josephine) of Newington. She is also survived by her mother, Anne Herr of Waterbury, and her brothers and sisters: Robert and Jill Herr of West Hartford; Cindy and Mike McKenna of Tampa, FL; Beth and Bill Greene of Quincy, MA; William and Tara Herr of Woodbury; Raymond and Katie Brady of Farmington Hills, MI; Charles and Grace Brady of Southington; and Timothy Brady of Watertown. Laurie is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Laurie’s family will receive friends and visitors on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Daily Chapel of Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South, Southbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 14th, 2023 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury, CT. The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial donations can be made in memory of Laurie to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028, or by visiting https://www.mskcc.org. . The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury has been entrusted with her arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit https://www.carpinofuneralhome.com.
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