Obituary of Arlene H Brady
Arlene Himics Brady, 80, of Darien, CT died on January 7, 2024 after a short illness. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Brady Jr., to whom she was married for 31 years. Born in Yonkers, NY on February 3, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna (Soltis) Himics and sister to the late Richard Himics. Arlene graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, NY. She made many life-long friends from Yonkers, who reside both near and far.
Arlene worked as an executive assistant for several financial services and insurance companies. She started her career at General Foods, where she met her husband Jack. Arlene retired from SwissRE in 2011. She became an accomplished bridge and mahjong player in her retirement, and never gave up rooting for the NY Football Giants. Arlene was an avid tennis player and enjoyed summer days at Darien's Pear Tree Point beach. She continued to bake pies and fudge for her large family celebrations, as recently as Thanksgiving of 2023. Arlene was a congregant at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Darien.
She will be missed forever by her son John J. Brady III and his wife Alissa of Wilton, CT, and her beloved granddaughter Colleen Brady of Storrs, CT. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Diane Himics of Florham Park, NJ; Theresa (George) Marshall of Port Chester, NY; Agnes (Gerald) Orr of Southport, NC; Marie (Henry) Gower of Newtown, CT; and her brother-in-law Brian (Anne) Brady of Port Chester, NY. She is survived by nieces and nephews Robert Himics, Richard Himics, Sean Marshall, Katie Marshall, Patrick Orr, Theresa "TK" Brady and Charles Brady. Arlene will be missed by her two step-grandchildren Preston Gray and Willow Gray and by Jack, the golden retriever who convinced her that cats aren't the only pets worth having.
Calling hours are on Thursday, January 11 from 4 pm – 7 pm at Lawrence Funeral Home (2119 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 12 from 10 am at the St. John's Roman Catholic Church (1986 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820), followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Rye Brook, NY.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Arlene Brady, please visit Tribute Store
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