Stella B. Brady, 99, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, died Sunday morning at Carbondale Nursing Center.
Born Dec. 16, 1921, in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Stecklo Brady. Stella attended Mayfield High School and had been employed as a seamstress in the local garment industry, having retired from the Starlet Dress Factory, Carbondale. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale, and the Carbondale Senior Center. She had served as president of the ladies auxiliary to the South Side Clippers Athletic Association, Carbondale. Stella was one of the longest residents of the South High Rise having resided there since 1990. She was also a former president of the South High Rise Association.
She will be fondly remembered as a master party maker and had an outgoing personality that made her everyone's favorite aunt and a friend to everyone.
She is survived by her nieces and nephew, Nancy Cerra Staffaroni, Harrisburg; Cindy Brady Rushworth, Carbondale; Diane Cerra Gross, North Carolina; and Joseph Brady and wife, Kathy, New Jersey; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cerra; and three brothers, Francis, Joseph and Eugene Brady.
The funeral will be Monday from the Edward A. Wade Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4 Morris Place, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Twp.
Viewing hours will be held Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be sent to the St. Rose Church Restoration Fund, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale, PA 18407.
To share condolences with Stella's family, visit her book of everlasting memories at www.parisefuneralhome.com.