Sunday, November 30, 2014

Forget Me Not: Mary McGovern Brady of Ansonia CT

Mary McGovern Brady Renker
12 Jul 1860 England - 20 Aug 1927 CT
Daughter of Thomas McGovern & Bridget Farrell

Mary Brady & 2 of her children; St. Mary's Cemetery, Derby, CT

Useful Life Ends; Death Comes Early This Morning to Well Known Resident of Ansonia

Mrs. Mary Brady, wife of Owen Brady, passed away early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel J Corcoran, 133 Tremont street. Mrs. Brady enjoyed excellent health until a short time ago, her last illness developing into pneumonia. Last night her condition took a turn for the worst, the end coming shortly after 5 o’clock this morning.

The announcement of Mrs. Brady’s death will be received with sincere regret by a large circle of friends ans acquaintances, not alone in this city, but in Shelton, where she was known to many of the older residents of that city. Mrs. Brady came to Ansonia from Shelton 30 years ago and made her home here ever since. She was born in St. Helen’s, Lancashire, England, and came to this country when young.

Mrs. Brady was well and favorably known in the community. Endowed with those qualities that make and hold friends, she was held in high esteem by all who enjoyed her acquaintance and her kindly ways and generous disposition will ever remain a pleasant memory to those who mourn her loss. During her long and useful life her first thought always was for others, unswerving devotion to her family and loyalty to her friends… [unreadable]

Mrs. Brady is survived by a husband Owen Brady, who is at present in Ireland; three daughters, Mrs. Corcoran with whom she made her home; Mrs. Michael J McGlynn, Shelton and Miss Agnes Brady, who is in charge of the box office at the Sherman theatre; Eugene Brady of this city [unreadable] Miss Ida Corcoran and Robert, Eugene and Joseph Brady of this city and three sisters and several nephews in England.
[unreadable] The arrangements for the funeral, which will be held Tuesday, have not been completed. Undertaker Edward J Shay and Son have charge of the arrangements and for the funeral.

"Useful Life Ends; Death Comes Early This Morning to Well Known Resident of Ansonia."The Ansonia Sentinel 20 Oct. 1927: 3.

1 Mary McGovern b: 12 Jul 1860 Lancashire, England, d: 20 Aug 1927 Ansonia, New Haven, CT
... + Owen Brady b: c 1849 Ireland, d: Unknown
......2 Catherine Brady b: Aug 1878 England, d: Unknown
...... + Daniel J Corcoran b: c 1874 Ansonia, New Haven, CT, m: 9 Jun 1904
......2 Thomas Brady b: Dec 1881 England, d: Unknown
......2 Margaret Brady b: 24 Aug 1883 New Haven, CT, d: 25 Jul 1884 New Haven, CT
......2 Mary Brady b: 15 Jan 1886 New Haven, CT, d: Unknown
......2 Elsie Brady b: 25 Jul 1891 Shelton, CT, d: 15 Jan 1988 Shelton, CT
...... + Michael J McGlynn m: 23 Sep 1918
......2 Eugene Stevens Brady b: 16 Jun 1892 Ansonia, New Haven, CT, d: Unknown
...... + Phoebe Early b: 1897 PA, m: 1916, d: 06 Jan 1976 CT
.........3 Robert E. Brady b: 06 Oct 1919 CT, d: 17 Nov 1998
.........3 Eugene W. Brady b: 1 Sep 1923 CT, d: 15 Nov 1981
......... + Ruth Bilsky
.........3 Joseph L Brady b: 1 May 1925 CT, d: 15 Jan 1993
......... + Mary M. Lynch
......2 Agnes V. Brady b: 2 May 1897 CT, d: 20 Aug 1978 in Derby, New Haven, CT

...... + George Paul Renker b: 1 May 1898 Seymour, New Haven, CT, m: 18 Sep 1929 CT, d: 29 Sep 1970


  1. This must be one the "gems" you discovered on your recent genealogical foray to Ansonia & Derby, CT. It's sad that her husband was "away" when death came.

    1. Charlie, we did discover this on our autumn trip. My cousin & I believe her husband returned to Ireland and remained there. We can find no records of him here but we will keep investigating.


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