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February 8, 1933 October 16, 1994
Tuesday, October 25, 1994
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Cathedml Church ofIU Saints
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Interment at Westem Cemetery Jmwnber 1
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Louise S. Brady
Alono and Stephen Brady
Beverly and Deborah Brady
Brandon and Brian Brady
Julio, Antonio and Allan Brady
Dorothy Compton, Marjorie Lewis and Joyce Harrison
Charlayne T. Brady
William Compton, William Lewis, Jr.,
Horace, Edwin and Claudius Smith
Joyce and Mabel Brady, Annie Smith,
Doris Scatliffe and Bernice Hall
Many niecs and nephews and other dose relatives and friends
Alonzo Brady, Stephen Brady, Claudius Smith,
Leroy Smith, Jr.. Antonio Brady, Allan Brady
Arel Mehior, Jr., Julio Brady, Edward BlydMc, Joed Carillo,
Anthony Boschult, Bernard Vanmytman
Members of the All Sainte Cathedral School Honor Society
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Albert Fitzroy Brady was born on February 8, 1933 on St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands. He was the son of the late Joseph Fitzroy and Eugenie
Lanclos Brady, also of St. Thomas. He obtained his education at both the
Roman Catholic School and the Charlotte Amalie High School Albert
joined the Armed Force in 1951 and during his tenure in the Army he
had the experience of serving in Korea. He subsequently attended the
University of Wisconsin.
Upon returning home, Albert served his community in many capci-
ties working first with the local and then with the federal government.
His local assignments included the Department of Commerce and the
Education Department. He later joined the Federal Government as an
Immigrant Inspector a position he held until he retired because of
Albert was well known and deeply appreciated because of the manner
in which he dealt with his fellow men. His common reply to anyone with
whom he had dealt even for a short time was usually, "Yes, my dear." His
personality represented calmness and humility. He seldom said much,
but listened wel and empathized deeply and greatly.
He was always willing to help and did so in very many ways, and at
the same time he tried desperately to avoid becoming the center of atten-
tion. He did not care whether one said, "Thank You." His concern was
that he helped someone who needed assistance. As a matter of fact
Albert seldom tried to ensure that he received what was due to him
Oftentimes he would simply shrug his shoulders and resign to whatever
was the outcome of the problem or situation. Even in his sickness he very
Albert was indeed a noble and great family man. Nothing was too
much nor too difficult for him to do for his family. Peace, calm, dignity,
honesty, integrity, love in all its phases these re some of the words that
describe the quality of life that Albert Brady led in his home and in his
relationship with his fellow men.
He has left his family a great example to emulate. Needless to say, the
pain we feel is indescribable. We will never cease to miss him and his
love for us, and we will always remember the indelible impression he has
made upon our lives.
Albert loved to sing he had a good voice; he loved to go to church; we
prayed at home together. Now he has gone to a better Home. May Cod
bless his soul and may he rest in Peace covered by God's great love and
Order of Service
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER .......................... Pae 491
CELEBRANT ........................... The Rev. C. J. Ramncharan
OPENING HYMN .......................................... 659
COLLECT .......................... ................... Page493
THE LESSON: Rev. 7:9-17 ....................... Elizabeth Ignatius
PSALM 27 ................................Joyce Harrison, Page 617
HOMILY .................................. Rev. C. J. Racharan
APOSTLE'S CREED .................................... Page 4%
EULOGY ................................... Judge Julio A. Brady
REMARKS ............................. Rev. Thomas W. Gibbs III
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE ............................. Page 497
OFFERTORY HYMN ......................................... 411
COMMUNION HYMNS ................................0335, 318
POST COMMUNION PRAYER .......................... Page 496
HYMN BEFORE ABSOLUTION ..............................#375
RECESSIONAL HYMN ......................................59
Service continues with the Committal at Grmodr
Farewell has always been difficult for me to say to anyone that I love or
care about. But now the time has come for me to sy "Farewell" to you,
the dearest and nearet person to me.
God has been wonderful to us and our family. Our lives together have
been richly blessed and in conjunction with my farewell to you, I say
"Thank you AT, and God bless you for the love and the level and quality
of such love, that you so freely gave to me and our four children.
God gave us thirty five years together. It seems like ten the years
sped away so swiftly. These years will be my source of strength to carry
on the quality of life that you, by the Grace of God, led us into.
A wonderful, caring husband and father you have been! May you
reap the joys of Heaven. I will mis you deeply.
You were always an inspiration to us, a pillar of strength and under-
standing. You always did your best for us and you gave of yourself
tirelessly. Your gentle and understanding smile let us know that we had
nothing to fear in times of trouble.
In essence, you were the epitome of the loving father/grandfather. No
one could ask for or expect more; you were a great father and grandfather
in every respect
Since God has seen it fit to take you from us at this time, we can only
say thank you for everything, and may God continue to blew you. Our
loss is tremendous, but we take comfort in the fact that we will be seeing
you again. We will always love you Daddy.
Your long children and grandchildren,
Alonzo. Bwary. Stphen. Debbie
Chryne,, Brandon and Brian
Albert and Louise shared a love that endured to the end, and faithful
to the promises they once made to each other, their mutual pledges of
love were kept unbroken until they were parted by death. What joy!
What sorrow! What love!
From Father C. Ramcharmn. All Saints Cathedral.
Dear Mrs. Brady:
It is with a very sad heart and yet with thanksgiving for a special
relationship that I write these words. Through marriage, the birth of
children, confirmation and graduation, I was permitted to be a part of
your family and, yes, professionally through our association at the
schooL I know how much Albert will be missed, but I will say "thanks be
to God for the time he was with us. May God's abiding presence dim
the pain of departure from thi world and increase the promise of joining
Albert in that place where there will be no sorrow nor crying, but life
eternal with those who have gone before. My love to you and the family.
The Very Rev. Thomas W. Gibbs, III
Dean Emeritus. Cathedral Church of All Saints
President, Standing Committee,
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
We, the students of All Saints Cathedral School offer our condolences
to our beloved principal Mrs. Louise Brady and to her family in their time
of grief. We remember her in our thoughts and prayers and ask the Lord
to grant her peace of mind and comfort. We pray for the repoe of the
soul of Albert Brady. May he rest in peace.
The Students of All Saints Cathedal School
Mrn. Brady's los is a loss to the Al Saints family. We will always
remember and cherish Mr. Brady's attendance at all our functions from
the PTA meetings to the football games to the Junior-Senior Prom. We
will sorely mis his dear presence.
The All Saints Cathedral School Faculty
Our brother Albert, left so quickly that it was unexpected for it was
without any good-byes. Our hearts ache and we will continually wonder
if he truly knew just how much he was loved and will be missed. Our
only comfort is that he will remain in our hearts and lives. Although we
will no longer see him, touch him nor talk to him, we know that his spirit
lives on eternally in peace and happiness.
All of us who love and miss Albert will find strength in the knowledge
that human transition is not a cessation of existence; rather, his life will
continue and be reflected in our lives and those of our respective families.
We will find comfort in the knowledge that we will be reunited one day
and peace in the knowledge that he is now in Cod's eternal loving care.
Antonio, MArorie. Allan, Julio and Joyce
It seems like such a short time since we have known each other; yet,
long enough to know and experience all the good things about you. You
have left us so suddenly, it is hard to believe that you are gone. By Cod's
kind mercy we hope to see you in the Resurrection. While we cry and
grieve in our hearts, we take comfort in the knowledge that you will
suffer no more. So sleep on dear one, you will always be in our hearts.
Low, the Smith Family
he liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy characterized by joy and
frequent references to the Resurrection, reminding us that because Jesus
was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.
This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The love
we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorow when we are parted
by death. Hence Jesus Himself wept at the grave of his friend, Lazarus,
whom He deeply loved. So while we rejoice that one we love has
centered into closer communion with Our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy
with his loved ones who mourn his passing.
Dear Mrs. Brady:
The Al Saints Cathedral School Parent-Teacher-Student-Assoiation
joins nw in sending our sincere condolences to you and your family on
the passing of your dear husband, Mr. Brady. We pray that you find
peace and comfort in the promises of God, and that His presence be felt
even now in these difficult moments. Please know that our thoughts and
prayers are with you and may the love of family and friends that sur-
round you make each day ahead a little brighter.
Marilyn C. tacon, Presidet
All Saints Cathel Sdcol PTSA
Dear Mrs. Brady:
We, the class of 1994, extend our deepest sympathy to you and your
family on the passing of Mr. Brady. We pray that you will find strength
and comfort in the sweet memories of the life you shared together. God
With Love, The Class Of 1994
To Albert ("Brades"):
"We must leam to build all our roads on today's grounds for tomorrows
grounds are too uncertain." Brades, we had the opportunity to share our
lives together during the early 1970' as co-workers. There was never a
dull moment once you started working at the INS office. I shall always
remember you in the natural, but now you've gone on to the spiritual
Sleep on, my brother, rest in peace.
Edward Wilmot Blyden and family
With deepest sympathy to the Brady family. May God's bountiful
blessings be bestowed upon you in your time of sorrow.
The Committee to Elect Brdy/R*dfsld
We deeply thank one and all,
including the All Saints Cathedral School family,
for every form of expression of love
that has been extended to us
during this very difficult period.
Indeed, it has been a time
of indescribable pain and hurt for us.
But our friends have made the difference.
As you have loved us,
may God extend his blessings upon you all.
The family of Albert F. Brady
Today, the family wishes
to retire quietly
subsequent to the interment.
We appreciate your understanding.