Sondra Briggs Grady NiskayunaSondra Briggs Grady, 76, of Primrose Ln., died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the St. Peter's Hospice Inn. Sondra was born in Poughkeepsie, a graduate of Watervliet High School, and SUNY Albany, where she earned her BS and master's in education. She was a high school teacher with the Niskayuna School District for 22 years, retiring in 2000. At one time she was in charge of public relations for the Albany Saratoga Speedway and had also worked at the Fonda Speedway. She was a member of AAUW, a volunteer at Proctors and a former member of Schenectady Business and Professional Women. She will be remembered as an active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and a member of the Business, Marketing Educators Assoc. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John D. Grady; one son, John Chris Grady and his companion, Kathleen Santamaria of Saratoga; godchildren, Noah and Leah Hitchcock; a niece, Lynn Volgel and many other lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Doris Volgel. Funeral service Monday, 10:15 from the Daly Funeral Home, Inc., 242 McClellan St., Schenectady and 11 o'clock at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church where the Eucharist of the Resurrection will be celebrated. Calling hours Sunday afternoon, 1:30 to 4:30 at the funeral home. Interment, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice (St. Peter's Hospice Inn), 315 Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1935 The Plaza, Schenectady, NY 12309. Online condolences may be expressed at www.dalyfuneral home.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on January 3, 2013