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Vivian M. Brady

Saginaw, Michigan

August 6, 1930 - June 8, 2024

Vivian M. Brady Obituary

Vivian M. Brady

Saginaw, Michigan


Vivian, the sunshine of Alberts life for 77 years, left her earthly home to the joyful embrace of her Jesus and met the Blessed mother. Her earthly journey began as the fourth of six children, the only daughter of Corinne and Randolph Grierson in the summer of 1930. Surrounded by brothers, and losing her father early in her childhood, Vivian grew in her determination and drive.


Life wasn’t easy then and Vivian embraced friends, many of whom remained lifelong. Her creativity and love for music began to blossom. Learning to play piano was something Vivian strived toward and perfected. Classical music and high school plays brought out the best in Vivian. Many of those songs she sang in later life, to the joy and laughter of her great grandchildren.


Having met during their junior year in high school, Albert and Vivian became sweethearts. Vivian joined Michigan Bell her first year out of high school, and successfully retired from AT&T. She and Albert were married in 1950, continuing to cherish each other and hold hands, loving more each day until the early hours of June 8, 2024. Along with their devotion, love for each other, and strong Catholic faith, Albert and Vivian continued to build lifetime friendships, both in business and personnel.


Faith, family, and friends were hallmarks of Vivians life. Becoming active in her Catholic faith, League of Catholic Women and Altar society as well as home and school for her children were fulfilling. She was an active member and Chairwoman of the best Grandma society. Vivian had a strong organizational sense which helped in creating a beautiful loving home, garden paradise, and a cottage business with Albert.


Known to those close to her as the “Happy Hooker”, Vivian created hooked wool rugs as well as counted cross stitch on linen. An accomplished “Bishop Method” seamstress, she created her own wedding dress, finishing during the early hours on her wedding day, only to have it ruined by 7 inches of heavy snow produced by the now know “Great Appalachian Storm”.


No-bake cookies, brownies made with butter, lots of butter, cheesecake, and chocolate Nutcake were her family’s favorite treats. Oh, and her Ranger cookies have travelled across the state to supply family members a special treat, often times shipped in a Quaker Oatmeal container.


Vivian is survived by Albert who she dated for 77 years, married for 73 and “loved you more” every day. She also leaves her daughter Mary Kathryn and Terry Andrews, and son Steve and Judi Brady; five grandchildren, Katie and (Nate) Lawrence, Jon Andrews and Melissa Smith, Matthew Brady and his fiancé Natalie Schnek, Elizabeth Brady and (Louis) Griffin, and Sarah Brady (special friend Tim Carpenter) ; Three great grandchildren, Nick, Andrew and Ben; her brother, Randy Grierson; sister-in-law, Phyllis Grierson; brothers-in-law, Pat (Maureen) Brady, Bill (Janet) Cook, Dale (Helene) Brady, many nieces and nephews. Vivian was preceded in death by her brothers, Alex (Shirley) Grierson, Wendell (Aileen) Grierson, Kenneth (Alice) Grierson, Robert Grierson; a sister-in-law Jane Ann Grierson; two brothers-in-law, Jack Brady, and Gerald “Sid” Brady.


A Sincere note of appreciation to staff of A & D Hospice; her “best friend” Joan, Heather, Jean and Nikki whose gentleness, understanding and exceptional care made the final leg of Vivians journey, easier. For all of those not on her journey but sent prayers, notes of kindness, petit fors or a simple meal it was appreciated and enjoyed.


Honoring Mrs. Brady’s wishes cremation has taken place. Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024 at St John Paul II Parish, 469 Shattuck Rd., Saginaw, Michigan. Rev. Fr. William Rutkowski, Rev. Fr. James Bessert and Rev. Fr. Adam Mahar will officiate along with Deacon Dale Sisson. Friends may wish to visit at the church where family will be present on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Paul II Parish or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Please share memories and condolences with the family at snowfuneralhome.net.





To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Vivian M. Brady hosted by Snow Funeral Home.

Vivian M. Brady

Saginaw, Michigan


Vivian, the sunshine of Alberts life for 77 years, left her earthly home to the joyful embrace of her Jesus and met the Blessed mother. Her earthly journey began as the fourth of six children, the only daughter of Corinne and Randolph Grierson in the summer of 1930. Surrounded by brothers, and losing her father early in her childhood, Vivian grew in her determination and drive.


Life wasn’t easy then and Vivian embraced friends, many of whom remained lifelong. Her creativity and love for music began to blossom. Learning to play piano was something Vivian strived toward and perfected. Classical music and high school plays brought out the best in Vivian. Many of those songs she sang in later life, to the joy and laughter of her great grandchildren.


Having met during their junior year in high school, Albert and Vivian became sweethearts. Vivian joined Michigan Bell her first year out of high school, and successfully retired from AT&T. She and Albert were married in 1950, continuing to cherish each other and hold hands, loving more each day until the early hours of June 8, 2024. Along with their devotion, love for each other, and strong Catholic faith, Albert and Vivian continued to build lifetime friendships, both in business and personnel.


Faith, family, and friends were hallmarks of Vivians life. Becoming active in her Catholic faith, League of Catholic Women and Altar society as well as home and school for her children were fulfilling. She was an active member and Chairwoman of the best Grandma society. Vivian had a strong organizational sense which helped in creating a beautiful loving home, garden paradise, and a cottage business with Albert.


Known to those close to her as the “Happy Hooker”, Vivian created hooked wool rugs as well as counted cross stitch on linen. An accomplished “Bishop Method” seamstress, she created her own wedding dress, finishing during the early hours on her wedding day, only to have it ruined by 7 inches of heavy snow produced by the now know “Great Appalachian Storm”.


No-bake cookies, brownies made with butter, lots of butter, cheesecake, and chocolate Nutcake were her family’s favorite treats. Oh, and her Ranger cookies have travelled across the state to supply family members a special treat, often times shipped in a Quaker Oatmeal container.


Vivian is survived by Albert who she dated for 77 years, married for 73 and “loved you more” every day. She also leaves her daughter Mary Kathryn and Terry Andrews, and son Steve and Judi Brady; five grandchildren, Katie and (Nate) Lawrence, Jon Andrews and Melissa Smith, Matthew Brady and his fiancé Natalie Schnek, Elizabeth Brady and (Louis) Griffin, and Sarah Brady (special friend Tim Carpenter) ; Three great grandchildren, Nick, Andrew and Ben; her brother, Randy Grierson; sister-in-law, Phyllis Grierson; brothers-in-law, Pat (Maureen) Brady, Bill (Janet) Cook, Dale (Helene) Brady, many nieces and nephews. Vivian was preceded in death by her brothers, Alex (Shirley) Grierson, Wendell (Aileen) Grierson, Kenneth (Alice) Grierson, Robert Grierson; a sister-in-law Jane Ann Grierson; two brothers-in-law, Jack Brady, and Gerald “Sid” Brady.


A Sincere note of appreciation to staff of A & D Hospice; her “best friend” Joan, Heather, Jean and Nikki whose gentleness, understanding and exceptional care made the final leg of Vivians journey, easier. For all of those not on her journey but sent prayers, notes of kindness, petit fors or a simple meal it was appreciated and enjoyed.


Honoring Mrs. Brady’s wishes cremation has taken place. Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024 at St John Paul II Parish, 469 Shattuck Rd., Saginaw, Michigan. Rev. Fr. William Rutkowski, Rev. Fr. James Bessert and Rev. Fr. Adam Mahar will officiate along with Deacon Dale Sisson. Friends may wish to visit at the church where family will be present on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Paul II Parish or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Please share memories and condolences with the family at snowfuneralhome.net.





To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Vivian M. Brady hosted by Snow Funeral Home.

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