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Lorraine Brady, a retired teacher and benefactor of many community organizations, died Sunday (March 29, 1998) in her Lincoln Avenue home. She was 87.

A native and lifelong resident of Lockport, she taught first and second grades at John E. Pound Elementary School for 36 years before her retirement.

She instructed bridge classes at Lockport Senior Citizens Center, where she served as program coordinator. Recently, she provided a challenge grant that led to the construction of an addition to the center, which was named in her honor.

Mrs. Brady, who graduated from what is now Buffalo State College in 1936, generously contributed to many institutions, including de Sales Catholic School, Catholic Charities, St. John's Catholic Church, Lockport High School and Childreach International.

She was a member of Chi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary society for teachers, and of the state Retired Teachers Association. She was an avid rose gardener and was a member of the state Rose Society.

Her husband, Eugene, died in 1968.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Church, 168 Chestnut St. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.


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