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Mary Rose Brundy, 101, of Calexico passed away of natural causes on December 28, 2020. She was born November 5, 1919 in Miami, Arizona. During her lifetime, Mary lived in various states and countries including Spain, Italy, and the United States. Because of the Great Depression, her father sold his boarding house business in Globe, AZ, and returned his family to Spain. Due to the Spanish Revolution, her father saw there was no future in Spain, and returned with his family to Globe, Arizona. Here, he was unsuccessful at finding employment, and once more moved the family to Los Angeles, CA where employment was found. Mary graduated from Lincoln Heights High School and continued living in Los Angeles. Because she was fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English, she was hired as a bank teller where she met her husband, Walter H. Brundy. On August 16, 1942 she married Walter in Los Angeles California. They moved to the Imperial Valley in 1949, where they raised 8 children in the city of Calexico. While Walter provided their living by farming and raising cattle, Mary took care of their children. Mary was well known for her dedication to the Catholic church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Calexico. Here she would serve as a Eucharistic Minister, lector, volunteer, catechist, and was in charge of the Catechism program for many years. She was well known in the community for dedicating countless hours to anyone in need and fundraising with her delicious cooking. Anyone who met Mary was a better person after their encounter. Her patience, willingness to listen, unceasing love, life of prayer and service to the Catholic Church define who she was. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter and two sons, Douglas and Dale. She is survived by children, Catherine (Ken) Banks-Staggs, Carolyn Rodriguez, Walter (Sharon) Brundy, Tom (Karen) Brundy, Mary A. Brundy and William (Vicky) Brundy; 17 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Due to COVID-19 regulations, a private service will be held at St. Marys Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico, CA.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 12, 2021
I have the fondest memories of Mary throughout the years in Calexico. She and my mother had children of similar ages who attended Mt. Signal Elementary. We all grew up and they continued their friendships. Mary was such a role model for me and she inspired me to continue to volunteer in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. How special that she was with us all those years. She touched so many lives and our world is better because of her love of serving. May you find comfort in knowing just how many lives she touched.
Mary Medina
January 11, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Brundy family. May she rest in peace and light shine eternally upon her
Kathy Sanders & Family
January 11, 2021
My deepest condolences to the entire Brundy family during this difficult time. On behald of the Canes family, we send our thoughts and prayers and may Mrs. Bryndy Rest in Peace. My family had the honor of meeting the Brundy's as they would frequent Mt. Signal Café many years ago.
David Canez
January 10, 2021
As a neighbor, Mrs. Brundy was always, always soft spoken, respected, and gentle neighbor anyone could have. My condolences to the Brandy family for your loss.
Most respectfully, Frank (Cheeto) Moreno
Frank Moreno
January 10, 2021
My deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Brundy. She was my catechist for a few years in the 60's. Her demeanor, characteristics and actions were that of a holy person. She was my version of a saint on earth. Her patience and love was very evident for every student she had in her class. She was a very positive influence during my spiritual learning years. Seeing her at church on Sundays always gave me a sense of peace and that all was well in the world.
Teresa Estrada
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