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A beautiful woman began her journey home on May 15, 2017, surrounded by her family after 95 incredible years.
Catherine Elizabeth "Katy" Brady was born March 4, 1922 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Albert and Matilda (Goetz) Tallion. She was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Durant Rolls. After working with the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, Katy married William "Bill" Brady on October 16, 1943. She devoted many years to caring for her family. Later, she and Bill owned and operated a motel in Grayling, MI for several years before retiring to Sault Ste. Marie. In 2000, they moved to Dansville, MI to be closer to family.

Katy enjoyed summers at Caribou Lake and winter months in Gulf Shores, AL. Her crocheting, knitting, and sewing skills were amazing. She will be remembered for more than 200 personalized doilies she hand-crafted for family, friends, clergy and members of St. James Church of Mason. Recently she enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and MSU basketball; playing Scrabble, card games, and bingo.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William "Bill" Brady, her parents, her sister Lillian Oswald, and sons-in-law, Irv Gossman and Tony McCafferty.

She is lovingly remembered by children Pat McCafferty of Dansville, Nancy (Ward) Staffeld of Dansville, Colleen Gossman of Mason, Janet (Jim) Mackie of Brimley, and Dan (Karen) Brady of Sheboygan, WI.
Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, Kara (Scott) Bryden of Lakewood, OH; Marty McCafferty of Cleveland, OH; Kristin (Doug) Flynn of Vicksburg; Mike Staffeld (fiancée Stephany Gauss) of Dansville, Jeff (Jamy) Staffeld of Dansville; Doug (Melissa) Staffeld of East Lansing; Lisa (Nick) Schmitt of Sammamish, WA; Carrie (Mike) Foster of Colorado Springs, CO; Loren (Joanna) Mouw of Hawthorne, CA; Angie (Kevin) Cook of Littleton, CO; Callie Mackie (fiancé Chris Anderson) of Rochester, MN; Will Brady (Payton Saari) and Hannah Brady of Sheboygan, WI.
In addition, Katy leaves twenty-one great-grandchildren: Katie Payne, Sean and Molly McCafferty; Brady, Carson, and Mariah Flynn; Danielle, Amelie, and Skye Staffeld; Landon LaForge; Kashell, Dylan, and Sophia Staffeld; Chelsea Coleman (fiancé Jared Towns), Mariah Mackie and Reegan Staffeld; Anthony Schmitt; Mackenzie and Mason Foster; Ronan and Maebel Mouw. Two more great-grandchildren are expected in October. She also leaves one great-great grandson, Kalin Towns.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church, 1010 S. Lansing St., Mason, MI 48854 with Fr. Kusi Cobona officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Contributions may be made in Katy's memory to St. James Catholic Church. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason Chapel. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at