Walpole Obituary: Kathleen "Kay" M. Brady

Ms. Brady was a long time resident of East Walpole.

Kathleen “Kay” Mary (Hegarty) Brady, of East Walpole, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 22, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of 59 years to Bernard E. Brady.

Raised in Hyde Park. Graduate of Hyde Park High School and the Boston Business School. Kay is remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose greatest joy in life was supporting and doing things for and with her family. She loved living in East Walpole and took great pride in her Irish heritage. She was an excellent cook, and also a sports fan that enjoyed watching football and hockey on TV. She travelled to Florida every winter with her husband until a few years before her passing.

She was the daughter of Peg and Tom Hegarty, who were born in Ireland. In addition to her devoted husband, she is survived by two daughters: Kathy O’Rourke and her husband Tom of Westford; Peg White and her husband Tom of Walpole; and three sons, Bernie and his wife Helene of East Walpole; Tim and his wife Kim of Walpole, and Tom and his wife Karen of East Walpole. Loving “Nana” to Joe, Matt, TJ, James, Michael, Brendan, Megan, Katie, Michaela, Kerianne, Patrick, Trevor, John, Conor, Thomas, and Susie. Kay also leaves a brother, Joseph Hegarty of Jupiter, Florida, plus many nieces and nephews and good friends. Predeceased by a brother Tom Hegarty, and sisters: Mary Greene, Dorothy Garrity, and Theresa Simmons.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, January 26th from the Ginley Funeral Home (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 892 Main Street, Walpole at 8:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m.

Interment will be in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.

Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Kay’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA. 02472 The family wishes to extend their gratitude and appreciation to all of the staff at Cara Care of Quincy, MA and the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Center for their loving care and support to Kay and her family in her final days.


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