Passed Away On: March 27, 2022
Marjorie Ann Sheehy Brady, was called to Heaven on March 27, 2022 at the age of 98. Marge passed away peacefully at home in Hollister, California, with her family by her side.
Marge was born on January 10, 1924, to Gerald and Elsie Sheehy of Watsonville. She was preceded in death by her brother Gerald Sheehy and sister Mary Arnerich, both of whom held a very dear place in her heart. Marge showed love and pride in her hometown of Watsonville along with her Irish heritage which was well known by those who loved her.
On November 6, 1949, she married her true love, the Honorable Edward L. Brady (Deceased) of Hollister. Ed and Marge frequently traveled the world, basked in the sunshine, attended every Stanford football home game for nearly 40 years, and lovingly doted on their grandchildren. Marge’s greatest joy in life was being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Marge was received by Hollister with open arms and made and nourished countless friendships over her 70+ years of residence. She maintained weekly gatherings with her many friends through a regular needlepoint group, book club and morning walking group which she continued well into her 80’s. She hosted an annual Christmas party for her grandchildren and the grandchildren of her friends for many years; which, highlighted her love of friends, children, entertaining and all things Christmas.
Marge loved her community and was a dedicated volunteer for many years. She was a Founding Member of the Gabilan Chapter of Kinship Center, originally formed as the El Torillo Chapter of Children’s Home Society in 1956. She was nominated by the Kinship Center for the Community Foundation’s 2013 Philanthropist of the Year Award for her time and energy to the non-profit. Marge’s devotion to her Catholic faith was a pillar of her selfless and giving nature. She was active in the Sacred Heart Church Altar Society for many years, often including her granddaughters in her weekly duties. She was an active member of the Sacred Heart School Mother’s Club and was fundamental in enacting many long-standing traditions at the school which her son and granddaughters attended. She also dedicated her time as a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout leader as well as many years of service to the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Boutique and San Benito Public Library.
Marge is survived by her son Edward L. Brady Jr. and his wife Toni Brady of Hollister, four granddaughters who she cherished and positively influenced throughout her life, encouraging them to do well, follow their hearts, live life to the fullest and travel the world. Molly Brady Wolfe (Bryan), Beth Potts (Chris), Megan Brady (Chris Martelles) and Kelsey Brady Lisle (Austin). She was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren in her lifetime, her eldest great-grandson being named in her honor. Brady Wolfe, Lauren Wolfe, Emily Potts, Hannah Potts, Adam Lisle, Zack Lisle and Ian Lisle.
There will be a mass on Monday April 25th at St. Benedict’s Church in Hollister, beginning at 11:00 a.m.