Captain Gary Michael Brady served four years in the US Navy. He often spoke of his travels and how proud he was of his country. He grew up in Hempstead and made many fishing trips with his father and four brothers to Montauk. After being discharged from the service, he came out to Montauk and soon became the captain of his own charter boat, The Sandpiper. He loved fishing in the Long Island waters -- offshore and bays.
He married Priscilla Jean Berry on Nov. 15, 1981 and the couple lived in Montauk and worked for a flooring company together. They bought a house in East Hampton. They had two daughters, Kristen, born Sept. 3, 1986 and Laura, born May 4, 1988. Gary worked for many years doing private carpentry and construction work. He has left his woodworking marks all over town.
In the last 15 years, he was blessed with nine grandchildren. He enjoyed attending their sports games, school plays, and just simply pushing them on the swing. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, working on projects around the house, and evenings at the bay watching his daughters, sons-in-law, and their children, his grandchildren, play on the shore, and going kayaking in the bay and digging for clams. He will be missed and remembered by many.
Brady is predeceased by his father, John P. Brady, and mother, Lorraine (nee Jones), and his brother, Jack. His wife, brothers, Daniel and Mark; and his two daughters, nine grandchildren, and four nieces and nephews survive him.
Capt. Brady died at home in East Hampton on November 9. A funeral was held at Most Holy Trinity Church last Friday, with interment following at Calverton National Cemetery.