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Mary V. (Senna) Bradt

1932 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Mary V. (Senna) Bradt Obituary
Bradt, Mary V. (Senna) COLONIE Mary V. (Senna) Bradt passed away peacefully at her Colonie home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with her family by her side after a brief illness. She was born on February 14, 1932 in Albany to Michael "Micky" and Virginia Senna, both Vaudeville performers who performed up and down the Eastern seaboard during the 1920s. Mary and her sister Betty were regular performers, known as the Senna Sisters on WABY radio in the 1940s and the WRGB television show "Teenage Barn" in the 1950s. She married the love of her life, Gerald, on February 11, 1956. Mary worked as a secretary at Albany Felt, Montgomery Ward in Menands and Schenectady and retired after 20 years as executive secretary of personnel from St. Clare's Hospital in 1996. She also helped organize the Employee Credit Union, which merged with Sunmark, served as loan chairman and vice president and after retirement volunteered in the gift shop. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a dedicated homemaker and amateur genealogist. In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her sister Betty and brother Phillip (U.S. Navy, retired). She is survived by her husband Gerald; children, Douglas (Kelly) Bradt and Sandra (James) French; nieces, Karen (Bill) Klimek and Lisa Senna; grandchildren, Tricia Hayner, Liana and Aubrey Bradt, and several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren. Calling hours are Monday, July 28, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the New Comer Canon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Albany. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit NewcomerAlbany.com.
Published in Albany Times Union on July 27, 2014
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