The late Mr. and Mrs. Brady,
Flowerhill, Navan

The Meath Chronicle - 29th October 1982 - Recent Deaths - Mr. James Brady, Navan.
Deep and widespread regret was occasioned by the death of Mr. James Brady (72), Flower Hill, Navan which occured suddenly at his home on Friday. He had been in failing health for some time.
Deceased  was a prominent local business man who developed the thriving "Golden Goose" shop at Flower Hill. The premises, which Mr. Brady ran in partnership with his son Mark, is established as one of the most successful native businesses in Navan.
A keen follower of Gaelic football throughout his life, Jimmy (as he was fondly known) was a regular member of Bohermeen teams in the late twenties and thirties. In 1948 Mr. Brady, together with the late Fr. Leogue, CC and Mr. Martin Ryan, Navan, organised the first overland Meath pilgrimage to Lourdes,which has now become an annual event.
Deceased also served with the L.D.F.during the war. His wife Mrs. Josephine Brady, by whom he is survived,was secretary of Meath County Infirmary Committee for almost 40 years. He is survived also by his sons, Messrs. Hilary Brady, Dunmoe who works with Esso and farms at Dunmoe; Mark Brady, Navan who runs the Golden Goose Shop; Richard Brady B.E., Navan; and daughter Mrs.Miriam Morris, Forth Worth, Texas, a staff sergeant with the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing of the US Air force, now based at Lakenheath RAF base, England. Mrs. Morris has also served with the US Air Force in New Jersey, the Philippines and Texas; another son Seamus died in 1944 aged 4 years.
Mr.Brady is survived, too by his brothers, Messrs Thomas Brady, U.S.A.and Peter Brady, Greetiagh; sister Mrs. Molly Lagrew, Naan;step-mother Mrs.Elizabeth Brady, Allenstown; step-brother Mr. Jack Brady, Cork; step-sisters, Miss Jane Brady, Newry; Mrs.Margaret Conway, Allenstown and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, Allenstown,do; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gay Brady, Dunmoe; son-in-law, Mr.Stanley Morris, Forth Worth, Texas; brother-in-law, Mr.Jimmy Lagrew, Naas; sisters-in-law, Mrs.Kathleen Brady, Greetiagh; Mrs.Molly Brady, USA and Miss Rose McCabe, Dunmoe; grandchildren, Rory, Fiona, Aisling, Neill, Brian, Aideen Brady and James and Hilary Morris; nephews, Messrs Liam Brady, Allenstown; Brian Brady, Navan; Richard Brady, Durhamstown; Peter Brady, USA; Tommy Brady do; Patrick Brady do; Peter Lagrew, Naas; Paddy Lagrew do; and Jimmy Lagrew, England; Nieces, Una Conaty, Boyerstown; Genevieve Brady, USA; Bernadette Brady, do; Dolores Magrin, Navan; Gabrielle Coleman, do, and Philomena Monaghan,do.
Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Mary's Church, Navan by Rev. J. Kerrane, CC, Navan, who was assisted by Right Rev. Monsignor S. Kenny, P.P.V.G., Trim. Sacred Music was rendered by The Navan Male Voice Choir, whose conductor is Mr. Richard Brady. The organist was Mother de Lourdes. The funeral took place afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery, Navan.

May James Rest in Peace


The Meath Chronicle  -   June 1998 - Recent Deaths -  Mrs. Josephine Brady, Navan.
There was widespread regret at the recent death of Mrs. Josephine Brady, 64, Flower Hill, Navan, in Our Lady's Hospital, Navan. She was in her 91st year.
She was predeceased by her husband James, in 1982 and her son Seamus in 1944.
A member of the McCabe family, she was born and raised in the shadow of Dunmoe Castle. She was the youngest of a family of eleven whose lives spanned more than a century. Her brother Edward died 101 years ago.
Educated in St. Michael's Loreto Convent,she was secretary of the Meath County Infirmary for 40 years,before retiring to assist in the family's well known "Golden Goose" business in the town.
She was an ardent church-goer who had an ardent devotion to Our Lady and Padre Pio. She died peacefully on Padre Pio's birthday. She was secretary of the Legion od Mary and until recently she brought "the statue" to many homes; her attendance at her "weekly adoration"was a priority.
As a member of Our Lady's Confaternity she was on the first Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes with her husband and son Hilary.The 50th anniversary of that pilgrimage will be celebrated this year.
Deceased is survived by her sons, Hilary, Mark and Richard;daughter,Miriam,F ayetteville, Arkansas; daughter-in-law Gay; brother-in-law, Tommy Brady, New Jersey; nieces ,nephews and grandchildren,
Her remains were removed from Our Lady's,Navan to her home in Flower Hill. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. T. Conway, assisted by Fr. Mulvaney A.D.M.Navan, in St Oliver's Church, Navan, followed by internment in St. Mary's Cemetry.

May Josephine Rest in Peace





The late Hilary Brady,
Flowerhill and Dunmoe, Navan

Much sadness was occasioned by the peaceful death on the 20th September 2009 of Mr. Hilary Brady, at his home in Dunmoe, Navan, in the loving care of his family, after a short illness borne with great dignity.
Mr. Brady, a native of Flower Hill, Navan, was born in 1939, was predeceased by his father James, mother Josephine (nee McCabe); son Paul; and brother Seamus.
He is survived by his wife Gay, family, Rory, Fiona, Aisling, Niall, Brian and Aideen; sister Miriam; brothers, Richard and Mark; grandchildren Daniel and Emma; daughter-in-law Barbara; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mr. Brady's remains reposed at his home in Dunmoe until the funeral Mass on Wednesday 23rd of September in St. Oliver's Church, Navan. The celebrant was Fr. Dwayne Gavin, CC, Navan, ;sacred music was rendered by The Navan Male Voice Choir, conducted by Richard Brady, brother of the deceased. The burial took place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Navan.

May Hilary Rest in Peace


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The late Miriam Brady Duncan,
Navan and The U.S.A.

Mrs. Miriam Duncan, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, who died was a member of the Brady family of Flower Hill, Navan.
Born on the 13th May 1944, deceased grew up on Flower Hill, where her father James founded a successful grocery business - The Golden Goose.
She was educated at Loretto St. Anne's and St. Michael's, Navan; was a keen tennis player and accomplished pianist. She worked at hotel reception in Berlin and London before leaving for America. There she joined the US AIR FORCE and received various postings worldwide; serving as staff sargeant in intelligence operations in Texas, Lakenheath, Japan and the Philippines.
She married initially Stanley Morris, and secondly Errol Duncan.
On retiring she settled in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she studied at the University there.
She became an Extraordinary Minister of Christ in the Catholic Church in nearby Washington County, a calling in which she found great contentment, serving up to and during her illness.
Deceased was diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minnesota,and treated at the Veterns Administration Medical Center, Fayetteville, where she passed peacefully on November 1st 2010. Her ashes were returned home to Navan and were interred in the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery after funeral Mass in St. Oliver's Church on December 12th with liturgical music provided by Navan Male Voice Choir.
 Mrs. Duncan never lost touch with her roots and made frequent visits home especially in her final years. She remained close to the Loretto sisters, especially her old teacher, Sr. Annunciata.
Her popularity was noted by Robert Ellis of the Veterns hospital who kindly posted on RIP.IE website "she was loved by all of us who had the honour of caring for her. I will truely miss her. She brightened up any room she entered".
Lydia Worden, church secretary of  Fayetteville, with husband Steven, attended the burial, spoke in glowing terms at the funeral reception of her courage and stoicism in carrying out her duties right up to the end.
Predeceased by her parents, James and Josephine,brothers Seamus and Hilary,deceased is survived by her sons Michael (Cavan) and James (USA); daughter Hilary (USA); brothers, Mark and Richard (Flower Hill); sister-in-law-Gay (Dunmoe) and family.
Foto shows Miriam as many would have remembered her in Navan back in the 1960's

May Miriam Rest in Peace


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