Michael Brady, 61, Headed numerous social service agencies

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Michael Brady, 61, of Oak Park, died at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago of a stroke on Nov. 27, 2011. Born in Chicago and raised in Bellwood, he earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola University, then entered the Peace Corps, serving in South Korea. When he returned home, he completed his master's degree in social work at Loyola, then worked for a variety of social service agencies, including Central Baptist Family Services, the University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children, Glenkirk, and Metropolitan Family Services, where he headed their Southeast Chicago Center, then their Southwest Center.

Michael Brady is survived by his wife, Maria Garvy; his daughters, Madeline, Gabrielle and Alice; his mother, Mary; and his three sisters, Mary Beth Bright, Kathleen Staff and Therese Hustis.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Dec. 1 at St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park.

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Rich Schurr  

Posted: December 7th, 2011 10:20 PM

When we moved to Oak Park 20 years ago, Mike Brady was our daughter's T-ball coach on the Mighty-Mighty Pirates. Although I tried, in all my later years of coaching softball and soccer I never came close to matching Mike's gentle, positive approach to working with kids. A great man and a wonderful coach.

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