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Alberta Brady, nurse helped found Benedict House Oct. 30, 1915 -- Oct. 6, 2008

Alberta "Sunny" Brady, a retired registered nurse who helped found Benedict House, died Monday in Beechwood Nursing Residence, Getzville. She was 92.

Born Alberta Jane Sundholm in Jamestown, she was an accomplished pianist and musician. She was a graduate of Jamestown High School and earned a registered nursing degree from Buffalo General Hospital Nursing School.

In 1959, she and her husband purchased a home on Lafayette Avenue, where they remained throughout their marriage.

Considered an untiring professional, Mrs. Brady worked several years at Children's Hospital before becoming a full-time wife and mother. She later resumed her career, working well into her 60s as head nurse at Lafayette General Hospital.

Mrs. Brady was active in the Buffalo community, serving on the boards of the Bristol Home, Buffalo Association for the Blind, Visiting Nursing Association, American Heart Association and Friends of Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

Mrs. Brady was a co-founder of Benedict House, the support service that offers housing assistance for people living with AIDS.

She also was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, First Presbyterian Church and Clarksburg Country Club.

Her husband of 58 years, Dr. George C., died in 2000.

She is survived by a son, Cal, and a daughter, Ann.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church, One Symphony Circle.


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