Katie S. Brundage
FUNERAL HOME
J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home
141 Main St.
Binghamton, NY
Brundage, Katie S.

There but for the grace of God go I

After a long struggle with opiate addiction, Katie Brundage lost her battle on Sunday March 27, 2016. Katie was a passionate, fearless and unconditional lover of those less fortunate, always rooting for the underdog. Katie's biggest fans are parents, Jerry and Melody (Alford), her sister Hannah, the love of her life Will Conklin, and her children, Mickey, Girdle and Beau, her grandparents, Harold and Marion Alford, Jim and Madeline Brundage; Aunts and Uncles, Jimmy and Anita Brundage, Sue and Joanne Pepe-Brundage, Gary and Linda Brundage, Richie Brundage, Steve and Michelle Brundage, Sandee and Kenny Prickett, Maxine Clift, Michael Alford, Candie Rezucha, Darlene and Jerry Earley, Kevin and Connie Alford, Kim and Lisa Alford, Jill Alford-Hammitt and Mark Killmeier, Missi Andrews and Dana Sloan. Faithful friends Bernadette and Sonnie Day, Krista Gibbons, Lilly Clarke, Nicole Paixao, Jim Mack, Becka Hazen, Sara Luce, her very special friend, Clay Relyea, and many loving cousins. Katie's cousins were her closest friends and she cherished their time together. Katie loved the City of Binghamton; she was intelligent, witty, and complex. She had a special way with words and her favorite pastime was sharing her views and opinions on Facebook. Celebrate Katie by voting for Bernie, #FeeltheBern.. Katie you deserved more and the world was a better place with you in it; you were one of a kind. We love you always. A Mass of Episcopalian Celebration will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 10 Henry St., Binghamton on Friday at 1 p.m. Mother Elizabeth Ewing, her Rector, will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Katie's memory may be made to the Broome County Humane Society, 2 Jackson St., Binghamton, NY 13903





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Avery,
I have not the adequate words for this...
I am so deeply sorry for how this must affect you & your family.
My sincere thoughts & prayers are for you, your family & your beloved daughter, Katie.
Your friend Vic
Victor Valashinas
April 13, 2016
Victor Valashinas
April 11, 2016
Xxxooo
April 5, 2016
All my sympathy to your family. I did not have the privilege of meeting Katie in person, but I can see that she certainly touched a great many people.
A Binghamton Native
April 5, 2016
Thinking of you all with love. I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. I pray Katie is at peace and visiting with her grandma Madeline. God bless the Brundage family! I love you!!
Bernadette Mayhall
April 2, 2016
To the Brundage family,

I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Michael Klenchik
April 2, 2016
The Brundage family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of Katie. What a vibrant girl she was. Even at the age of 7 when I would walk her home from school. May god give you strength during this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tara McLaughlin
April 1, 2016
To All the Brundage Family,
My deepest sorry for your unthinkable loss. Knowing that she is finally at peace and having all your good memories will help you with the days ahead. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Julie Manni Davenport
April 1, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Brundage family. May her memories live within your heart forever
Sincerely,
Marlaina Gilchrist Tifft and family
Marlaina Tifft
March 31, 2016
To Katies family. May she Rest in Peace. Deanna Laskoski.
deanna laskoski
March 31, 2016
Brundage Family -We will all miss that Vibrant,wonderful girl. By the Grace of God we will all go one day.
The Blakeslee's
March 31, 2016
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Leon Hayes
March 31, 2016
My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace in our Lord during this difficult time.
Michelle Volk
March 31, 2016
DEAREST WILL,
OUR ARMS ARE AROUND YOU AND SHARE YOUR GRIEF OVER THE LOSS OF OUR SWEET KATIE
WITH LOVE,
PEGGY EGGLESTON AND FAMILY
March 31, 2016
Mel and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your memories and family will give you strength to go on. Thinking of you all.
Coleen Martin
March 31, 2016
We are very sorry for your loss, our Prayers are with you. Bob & Kathy Bugbee
Bob Bugbee
March 31, 2016
Avery, Melody, Hannah & Alford & Brundage Families,
We're so very sorry for the loss of your Katie. Many fond memories from our B&G Tourneys of your Katie & Hannah/family & friends - helping out with the sale of the "annual Avery -B&G t-shirts", along with their loyal vocal support of their Dad & 3 - Uncles, that help secure numerous Brundage - tourney wins! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Katie made this world a better place, may her spirit always live on !
With sincere condolences,
Kevin & Becky Eggleston & Family
March 31, 2016
Melody and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. There are not any words to lessen the pain of your loss. Surround yourselves with Katie's beautiful memories and the love of your friends. Katie will forever be in your hearts.
Barb Anderson
March 31, 2016
Jerry and all the family...so sorry for your loss. Prayers are being sent your way.
Karin Combs
March 30, 2016
Avery , Mel and Hannah ,sending thoughts and prayers your way ....Avery we were hanging in my backyard less than a month ago having a ball , talking about our kids , drinking Brandy by a bonfire.......how quickly life changes....May your strength as a family help you through. Love ya Bro RIP Katie
Chick ,Tawny,Lindsey , Megan,Billy ,Tori Muscatello
March 30, 2016
Dear Mel and family,
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. May your beautiful memories of Katie and the love of your family and friends surround you and give you strength and peach in the days ahead.
Jeannette Knapik
March 30, 2016
Peace be with you!
March 30, 2016
My heart breaks for your family. Heroin addiction is an ugly thing that afflicts so many beautiful people. My your memories dwell on the happiness and joy her life brought you.
Kindred Spirit
March 30, 2016
My sympathy for the entire family, she was so beautiful and too young.
Cheryl McCallum (JoAnne's sister)
March 30, 2016
Jerry, Melody, Hannah, Will and extended Brundage and Alford Family these condolences are a testament to Katie's beautiful life and the support that now surrounds you during the difficult days ahead. Thank you for your courage in sharing Katie's storyit is a gift to countless families in our community. May your faith and the happy memories of Katie keep you strong and sustain you. Prayers to you as you celebrate her life!
Lizanne Perrault
March 30, 2016
Jerry & Melody, know that the Love & Prayers of the Butler family are with you at this difficult time. To Katie's family & friends and all who mourn her passing, May God Bless, Comfort and Console you in your grief. May Katie Rest In Peace.
Larry & Arlene Butler
March 30, 2016
My heart breaks for the tragic loss of Katie. Another life gone to soon because of opiates. I praise you for including that information in Katie's obituary. Thank you for not being ashamed of addiction and the horror it leaves behind for loved ones. We lost a son 8 years ago to addiction as well. I didn't know Katie but I thank you for sharing with us how much she loved life and what a wonderful women she will always be. May God bless all of you during this horrific nightmare that has turned into reality for you family. Prayers and love to all of you.
Mirella Masciarell
March 30, 2016
Dear Mel,

My heart is with you, Jerry, and Hannah at this time. Praying for strength and healing for your whole family.

Teri Fleming
March 30, 2016
Dear brundage family:
I know all too well what opiate addiction does to a person and their family. We certainly need more programs and sensitivity to the pain they suffer and their families as well. My daughter has been through this for 10 years and we live day by day with her recovery.
God bless you all, and know that I truly understand your loss and suffering.
Love, cm. Lakeland, fl
March 30, 2016
For all Katie's Family and Friends .Were Praying for Peace and Comfort during this time of sorrow
Mike ,Lori Mariah Conigliaro Canny
March 30, 2016
Dear Jerry, Melody, Hannah, We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss of beautiful, caring Katie. Thinking of you during this heart breaking time. Love & prayers, Steve & Mary (Muscatello)Requa
March 30, 2016
To the Brundage Family:

Our heartfelt condolence.

God Bless you,
Carolyn & Vince Penna
Carolyn Penna
March 30, 2016
Jerry, Melody, Hannah and the entire Brundage/Alford families,
Words cannot describe our sorrow and sympathy. May God bless you in your time of need and may your angel rest in peace. Theresa and Joe Jellick
Theresa Zenzel-Jellick
March 30, 2016
Dear Brundage Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope fond memories help you through this difficult time.
Dianne Dirlam
March 30, 2016
May God bless Katie's soul and her Angels guide her safely home. To Katie's family: be strong and know many are praying! Im very sorry for your loss!!!
Kathy Fitzgerald
March 30, 2016
To Jerry and the Brundage family. Jerry I'm so sorry to read today about the loss of your daughter, may God be with your family during this time.
Douglas Pangburn
March 30, 2016
Melody, Jerry, and all of the Brundage Family -- Our deepest sympathy to you on Katie's passing. You are in our prayers.
Berni & Marty Fox
March 30, 2016
To Mel, Jerry, Hannah and the entire Brundage Family:

It was a complete honor and privilege to work alongside Katie at Lourdes Hospital. I remember thinking "this kid should be the next President of the United States!" She was that gifted.

As parents you always want to know if you've done the right thing. You should be very proud! Katie left a lasting impression on everyone she came in contact with.

Rest in Peace my friend, you will be deeply missed.

XO
Tricia
Tricia Matthews
March 30, 2016
bonnie mcandrew
March 30, 2016
To the Brundage family,

We are all so very sorry for the loss of Katie. We will keep you in our prayers. Hold your memories close to your hearts, that is where she will be. Lean on each other and God for strength. Rest in peace Katie.

The Hardy family
March 30, 2016
dear jerry and the rest of the brundage faimly iam so sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all
ivan pewterbaugh
March 30, 2016
Brundage family,
So very sorry for your loss. Praying that you may find some peace during this difficult time.
XOXO
Bianca DiRico
March 30, 2016
Condolences to her family, it's very very sad. God will watch over her. Ow.
Sandi Ailporr
March 29, 2016
Steve and family we are so sorry about your loss..You will be in our thoughts and prayers..



S.Killeen and Family
S. Killeen and Family
March 29, 2016
Melody and Jerry,

I'm so sorry for your loss and heartache. Please know of my prayers.
Rev. Joe Hein
March 29, 2016
Rest in peace,Katie !
Rose TENEWITZ
March 29, 2016
Melody, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss.
Dave Greenier
March 29, 2016
May God Bless You Wee Katie Rest In PEACE
March 29, 2016
Mel and Jerry
I am so sorry for your terrible loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers, my heart goes out to you and your family
Robyn Null
March 29, 2016
Jerry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Bob and Paula Reynolds
Bob Reynolds
March 29, 2016
To Katie's family, my heartfelt condolences. May God wrap his arms around you and give you strength at this time. RIP my dear friend, you will be missed.
Suzanne Hill
March 29, 2016
Mel and Jerry, so sorry to hear of the loss of Katie, my thoughts and prayers, love and hugs to all
Debbie Kuhn
March 29, 2016
Avery, Melody, Hannah, and Family,
I am so very sorry about the loss of your beautiful Katie. Wishing you strength and courage during this sad sad time. Prayers across the miles for all of you.
With love and sympathy,
Elisa Muscatello Williams
March 29, 2016
Mr. & Mrs Brundage & Hannah,
I am so incredibly sorry and saddened to hear of your loss of Katie. So funny and smart, she was truly one of a kind. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.
Renee Vinal (Salva)
March 29, 2016
To Katie's Family, Will and Clay,
May your Love for Katie and Memories of Happy days carry you through this time.Prayers for Strength and Healing.
There is no death, only a change of a Worlds, may she find Peace in her new world.
The Mallon Family
Eileen Mallon
March 29, 2016
Jerry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Bob and Paula Reynolds
Bob Reynolds
March 29, 2016
I'm so sorry for the loss of Katie.My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I remember babysitting for Katie. I would bring her down to my moms and she would love to eat coconut cream pie.
Danielle Fink Kick
Danielle Kick
March 29, 2016
Mel & family....I am so sorry for the loss of Katie. No parent should have to go thru the loss of a child. May the memories of Katie help to ease your pain thru this difficult time.
Shelley Allegrino
March 29, 2016
Dear Jerry and the entire Brundage family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep Katie close in the palm of His hand. With love,
Regina and Jim Meno
Regina Meno
March 29, 2016
Melody, Jerry & Hannah,
I am so very sorry to hear about beautiful Katie. I can't even imagine the pain. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Hoch
March 29, 2016
Melody and family,
I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Mary Lou Mollo
March 29, 2016
Mel, Jerry and Hannah,

My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Darminio
March 29, 2016
Jerry and Melody, I was so incredibly saddened to have John come home and share the news. So very sorry for the loss of Katie.

John, Laurie, Braedyn and Brynn Vinsevich
Laurie Vinsevich
March 29, 2016
Melody..I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter... My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time..Val
Valerie Ryan
March 29, 2016
Dear Jerry, Mel, Hannah and family,
There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel for you in the loss of your Katie. Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all and hope now dear Katie rests eternally with the angels.
Our love,
Boreffi family
Dina Boreffi
March 29, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss god bless you and your family,you will all be in my prayers
Ben Stadelmaier
March 29, 2016
Dear Jerry, Melody and family,

I will always remember the good times we had with Katie and Renee at birthday parties, trick or treat and various south side events. These memories we will hold dear to our hearts and will forever remember her free spirit and contagious smile. We feel blessed to have even known her.

All our love and prayers,
Carmen and Shannon Salva
Carmen Salva
March 29, 2016
Jerry and family.My condolences during this difficult time.I pray that your willingness and courage to share Katie ' s struggle will help others.May your memories bring you comfort in the coming days and years.
Tony Williams
March 29, 2016
Avery & Family,

So very sorry for your loss. May God grant you strength during this difficult time.
Kevin (Junior) McLaughlin
March 29, 2016
Jerry and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Nichole Perrault-Williams & family
March 29, 2016
Jerry, Melody and the entire Brundage and Alford family,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your daughter Katie. I pray that God grant you strength during this incredibly difficult time, and the ability to find solace in knowing that you were loving and caring parents that did everything they could to support Katie during her lifetime.

I praise your courage for sharing the cause of Katie's passing as it brings much needed attention to the stark reality of the tragedy that is the opiate epidemic.

God Bless.

Frank and Margaret Muscatello and family
Frank Muscatello
March 29, 2016
Dear Jerry, Mel, Hannah and family, words could never express the deep sadness we feel over the loss of your Katie. Please know our love, thoughts and prayers are with you always, may she rest with the angels.
Boreffi family.
March 29, 2016
Melody and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We can't even imagine the pain you are going through right now. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you remember the happy times together.
Donna and Tom Hobart
March 29, 2016
I only met Katie a few months back and, instantly, clicked with her. What a vibrant spirit! What a loss. Please know that she will be remembered by so many; even those she had only met in passing. I will miss your smile Katie...
Enid Sage-Clark
March 29, 2016
Dear Jerry and Family,

We're so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and prayers.

Mark Franks and Family
Mark Franks
March 29, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time of immeasurable loss.
Russell and Michelle Fitch
March 29, 2016
Mel, so sorry to hear this, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..

Love

Sam
Samuel Violanti
March 29, 2016
My Condolemces to Melody and her Family and to the entire Alford Family, Aunts Uncles and Cousins.
Bob Ingraham
March 29, 2016
To The Entire Brundage Family:

No words come easily to express my feelings at this very difficult time. Just know as we believe no more suffering. She will be at peace for eternity now. Remember all the happy things and possibly those memories will bring you some peace too.

Cindy Bulger
Cindy Bulger
March 29, 2016
I am so very truly sorry for this loss and hope your family may find peace, far too young ❤
Julie Reid
March 29, 2016
Brundage family, I am so sorry for you loss, my Katie Rest in Peace
Robert Martone
March 29, 2016
To Jerry and all the Brundages I send my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I cannot imagine your pain. I wish for you all peace and comfort, all in good time. May God hold Katie in the palm of his hand.
Bob Irwin
March 29, 2016
Rest in Peace
Renee Oliveira
March 29, 2016
I worked w/ Katie many years ago. Her smile, her laughter, all of it was magical. You will be missed beautiful girl.
Devon OHara
March 29, 2016
Melody and family my prayers are with you at this difficult time no words can comfort you now Katie was blessed to have you as parents. She will be missed dearly
Tina Mason-Schad
March 29, 2016
Steve, Michelle and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you find peace in your memories and they help to sustain you during this difficult time.

Bonnie Spence
(Pat Dellacorino)
Bonnie Spence
March 29, 2016
I lost my son on Dec 16th, 2014 to heroin. I feel your pain and wish you peace and hope. Hang on to those memories and remember all the good times. God bless
Connie
March 29, 2016
I did not know Katie- but I offer my deepest condolences for a young life cut short.
March 29, 2016
My heart goes out to the family.Praying for strenth .
Penny Gumaer
March 29, 2016
Katie , will forever miss you. Im sorry this happened to such a wonderful person.
Josh Hanyon
March 29, 2016
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Katie you will be deeply missed by many...When tomorrow starts without you. Rest in peace.
A Youngs
March 29, 2016
With deepest sympathy of a remarkable young lady, a shining star in my classroom at BHS.
March 29, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl.

Sean & Michelle (Salva) Newton
Michelle Newton
March 29, 2016
Jerry and Melody,

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Grassi Family
March 29, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Remember to throw your burdens on God and he will sustain you ( Psalms 55 : 22 ).
March 29, 2016
I am deeply sorry for your loss I knew Katie from BDC and she went to School with my kids I loved her and became friends with her as I spent everyday in her classroom we talked about everything she confided in me and I in her I wish I could have done more, as a friend and mother figure we were supposed to go for sushi but never did I love you Katie and will do my part to fight against the stigma against addiction i love you Katie RIP baby girl your struggle is over now fly high until we meet again
Christine Spivey
March 29, 2016
Dear Brundage Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Katie rest in peace, and shine her love down upon all of you.
Jimmy Zervos & Family
March 29, 2016
May her tortured soul finally be at peace forever more.
March 29, 2016
Jerry, Melody & Hannah,

I am so sorry for your great loss.

I owe some of the best memories of my childhood to Katie; like sleepovers at your house and swimming in the summer.

Katie was my first friend and I will always hold her dearly in my heart.

May God hold you close in this time.
Sarah McKercher
March 29, 2016
My upmost sympathy to you my cousin Meg and your husband Jerry. My your love and memories of Katie get you through this most difficult time. Cliff & Susanne Hallstead Faulkner
Susanne Faulkner
March 29, 2016
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