James "Jim"'s Story
ONEONTA - James "Jim" Brady, 72, of Oneonta, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Oneonta.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1944, in County Monaghan, Ireland, the son of John Joseph and Mary (Lappin) Brady.
He married Rosaleen McGill on Sept. 7, 1974.
Jim was a former coach at St. Barnabas Gaelic Football Club and member of the Gaelic Athletic Association in New York City. He was a member of and worked as a carpenter for Local 608 Carpenters Union in New York City.
Jim enjoyed staying active, including swimming at the YMCA and Wilber pools, walking his dog, Chase, with his wife, Rosaleen, woodworking and performing projects around the house, and tending to his backyard garden.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church, Oneonta.
He is survived by his wife, Rosaleen Brady of Oneonta; son, Gary Brady and daughter-in law, Emily Brady and grandchildren, Charlie and John Joseph of Monroe, Connecticut; son, Ciaran Brady of Oneonta; daughter, Ashley Brady of Charleston, South Carolina; sister, Margaret Greenan and brother-in-law, Eddie Greenan of Ballinode, County Monaghan, Ireland; a number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in law, nieces and nephews across the United States and Ireland.
He was predeceased by his parents, John Joseph and Mary Brady; and brother, Michael Brady.
Friends may greet the family from 5 to 8 p.m., today, Friday, Nov. 17, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta.
A funeral Mass will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made in memory of Jim Brady to St. Barnabas GFC, 388 Woodlawn Station Bronx, NY 10470; and St. Mary's Church 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820.
Online condolences to Jim's family may be made at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on November 16, 2017