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Agnes Brady

12/6/2017


Agnes Bauzon Brady, age 55, of Wayne, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

“Aggie” as she was affectionately known, was born in the city of Manila in the Philippines. When she was ten years old, her father Benjamin, who was a Merchant Marine, secured a job in the United States with the U.S. Postal Service and consequently, he moved his whole family to this new country. Of course, this had a profound effect upon ten-year-old Aggie and all of her family. They settled into their new home at 430 Lafayette Ave. in Passaic and Aggie eventually embraced life in America.

After graduating from Passaic High School with the Class of 1980, she immediately enrolled in Felician College, then in Lodi, where in 1982, she earned her associates degree and, after passing the board exam, became a registered nurse. From there, Aggie began a very special career in which, for the next 33 years, if you were in the emergency room or hospital, you would wish that you could be under the care of this loving compassionate woman. She started her career in the emergency room at Passaic General Hospital and tenderly served patients there for the next seventeen years. Then, after a short stint at Wayne General and Barnett Hospital, she settled in again, this time at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, NJ in the cardiac rehabilitation unit where she worked from 2003 to the present. She enjoyed the love and respect of her colleagues and patients alike. When she was growing up, Aggie wanted to be an engineer but her father convinced her to go into nursing instead. This turned out to be a very fortunate thing for her patients! Many of those patients loved her so much, they would bring her gifts – mostly bells and shot glasses because that’s what Aggie told them she liked, but they were actually items her husband Frank collected.

If you ask Aggie’s husband Frank when it was that he and Aggie first met, he’d tell you it was one night in September of 1982 at Passaic General Hospital in the emergency room when he, as a Passaic County Sheriff’s Officer, brought a prisoner to the E.R. Aggie was working that night but she didn’t attend to that prisoner and she didn’t even notice Frank, but he definitely noticed her. As coincidence would have it, Frank ran into her again, this time at Bentley’s Night Club in Wayne. As Frank described the encounter, he saw Aggie from across the room, wearing a white mini-skirt and dancing on the dance floor. He couldn’t resist approaching her to ask if she remembered him from the other night in the E.R. She replied that she didn’t, explaining that it was a busy night. Undaunted, Frank asked Aggie if she’d like to dance with him. Aggie replied that she was with someone else but Frank still didn’t give up. He asked Aggie if he could meet her later that night at the Golden Star Diner on Route 46 along with his buddy George. Aggie finally agreed and there, she and Frank began to get to know each other. Their next encounter was at a party at her friend’s house in Passaic, but Aggie told Frank to just meet her at the party because her father was real strict. Then, on New Year’s Eve, they went together to a party but, once again, because her father was so strict, Aggie told her father that she was going to the party with some girlfriends only to get picked up around the corner from her home by Frank. That’s when their love for each other really began to blossom. Frank and Aggie dated for the next two years – all this time, still unbeknownst to Aggie’s parents. A special night came for them on Thursday, October 18, 1984. They went out for a movie, then dinner in a restaurant on Mulberry Street in the Little Italy section of New York City. It was there that Frank proposed marriage to his dear Aggie. That same evening, they went and bought a ring. It was high time that Frank meet Aggies parents to ask for her hand in marriage. Aggie’s father was concerned, explaining as carefully as he could that Filipino girls marry Filipino men, not Irishmen. Frank gave his best and most sincere pitch, promising Aggie’s father that he would love, honor, and respect Aggie and do his very best to be a loving and supportive husband for her. All seemed ok after that but, a few months later, in the summer of 1985, when Frank excitedly announced to Aggie that he had booked a few days down in Wildwood Crest for the two of them, she disappointedly had to turn Frank down, explaining that her father was sending her to the Philippines to spend time with her rich uncle. She went to the Philippines where she was given the royal treatment and introduced to handsome, well-off Filipino men. But Aggie wanted Frank – her Irish rooted American boyfriend and fiancé. Love prevailed and Aggie and Frank exchanged their wedding promises before God and family and friends on Sunday, September 21, 1986 at St. Brendan’s Church in Clifton. After a celebratory reception at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge, the newlyweds honeymooned in Jamaica, then settled into their first apartment together as husband and wife in the Richfield Village section of Clifton. After a couple years there, in May, 1989, they moved into their first home together at 10 Kievit Road in Wayne. They remained there until May of 1996 when they moved one more time into another home in Wayne where Aggie would end up spending the rest of her life.

Blessed by God with two sons – Frank, Jr. and Christopher, her boys became the most important part of Aggie’s life. She delighted in them, make them her utmost top priority, and consequently she always tailored her schedule around their activities and pursuits. From a very young age, both Frank, Jr. and Christopher displayed an evident gift for playing sports, especially football and basketball. When coached in the Wayne Boys and Girls Club football league by her husband Frank, Aggie was always there to support her sons and keep her husband calm. When they played basketball for the Wayne PAL Aggie and Frank traveled three times to Las Vegas and twice to Florida’s Disney Wide World of Sports to see the boys compete. As the boys grew older, Frank, Jr. attended DePaul High School then Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut while Chris attended Don Bosco Prep and later Yale University. Both boys played football in high school and college and, as a result, traveled extensively to compete. They could be sure that Aggie was at every game to root them on to victory.

Aggie always did her best to make life special for her family. Spending her early childhood in the Philippines, she quickly found great enjoyment from being near the water. Ironically, she couldn’t swim but, living in New Jersey, she loved going down to the Jersey shore too. Her boys will always have fond memories of, many summers, renting a little cottage house on Amberjack Road in Ocean Beach. Despite the house being small, Aggie always had that house full of extended family and friends. She had a tremendous gift for hospitality and an even greater gift for cooking! In the words of her boys, “Mom was an unbelievable chef!” She mixed a little bit of her Filipino roots with some American traditions, sprinkled in a little bit of Italian flavor and Spanish spice to make some of the most delicious recipes on earth. Her beef, veal and pork meatballs were famous and there was always way more food than anyone could possibly eat. Her son’s friends were regulars for dinner at the Brady house and every Sunday she made a traditional meal. She especially loved cooking for the holidays and she would always buy those disposable containers for leftovers so that the army of friends she invited over, could all take the extras home with them.

Aggie never shied away from putting in whatever effort it took to get a job done. Like a robot, she never seemed to tire. Up at 4:00 AM every morning, she’d get herself ready for work, make breakfast for her family, work all day caring for others, come home, make dinner, and clean up all the dishes afterward. In between, there would be laundry to wash, dry, fold and put away, and trips to Passaic to care for her much-loved mother. She was a genuinely caring, selfless, compassionate, hardworking individual whose life was shaped by a love for God and a love for others.

Aggie was the beloved wife of Frank Brady; loving and caring mother of Frank Brady, Jr. and Christopher Brady of Wayne; cherished daughter of Imelda Bauzon of Passaic; dear oldest sister of Valerie and husband John Kapsis of Albrightsville, PA, Lea Bauzon Rodriguez of Wantage, NJ, and Benjamin Bauzon of Passaic; dear sister-in-law of Joseph Brady, Jr and wife Virginia Brady of Wayne; and much-loved aunt of nephews and nieces: Joseph Brady, Jr., Anthony Brady, Michael Rodriguez, and Mia Rodriguez. Agnes was predeceased by her dear father Benjamin Bauzon in 2003.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 3-8 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM from the funeral home, then to Church of the Annunciation, 45 Urban Club Road where at 10:00 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy in Agnes’s name are asked to consider the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Guest Book

12/7/2017

I cant begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear this- My heart is hurting for the loss of Agnes- I had the pleasure of knowing her from my kids who went to school with her boys. She was always sweet and kind. Always with a smile on her face. She would come into work say hello and chat for a few minutes. She would make this delicious rice and make extra for my daughter because she knew how much she loved it and so did I !!Keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts sending your family strength and Love! Wendy, Mark and Brittany

Wendy Pascucci- Brittany and Mark Muzer

12/8/2017

I’m shocked, saddened, and so heartbroken to hear of the loss of my dear old Friend, colleague, & fellow RN. You will be forever remember ed as beloved Aggie Dog. Your Passaic General Hospital colleagues will sorely miss you. You were one of the finest nurses to ever walk this earth. You are forever in our hearts and your family is in my prayers. Love you forever Aggie, ??

Susan McMaster, RN

12/8/2017

Dear Frank , No words can make the pain go away & answer WHY GOD took away your beautiful wife , the mother of your handsome boys . Just know that there are so many of your friends thinking of you & your family @ this difficult time . Stay strong & kiss those boys all the time ! Everyday is a gift , sending condolences from THE ALVINO’S - DONNA & JOE

DONNA & JOE ALVINO

12/8/2017

I am so shocked to hear of Agnes"s passing. I worked with her at Passaic General Hospital and we attended the same church in Wayne. I send my very deepest condolences to Frank and her sons. I loved Agnes, she always had a smile and we were so happy to see one another. rest in peace, my beautiful friend. Jean Karnis Snyder,RN

Jean Snyder,RN

12/8/2017

Dear Frank and boys, I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your wife/mother. May she Rest In Peace in the arms of the lord. With sympathy Les and Dorrie

Dorothy and Les Daniel

12/8/2017

The Brady Boys, Aggie was one of the most selfless women I have ever known. She always greeted me and welcomed me with open arms. Your family was like my family for a chunk of my life and I will never forget the memories I shared with Aggie and the rest of your family. We are deeply saddened but know she will always be here in spirit, watching over all of us. We love you all and will always keep you in our prayers. All the best, Katie Fierro-Ripoll and Steven Ripoll

Katie Fierro-Ripoll and Steven Ripoll

12/8/2017

Our sincerest condolences and hearts go out to our dear friend and co-worker Val and family. Find comfort in the wonderful traits that will remain with you going forward.

Patti, Marc, Martha and Lynelle

12/8/2017

Frank and sons.... I'm so sorry to hear of Aggie's sudden passing. Over the years, my several run ins with Aggie were always a pleasant surprise. She was so friendly and outgoing. I offer my sincere condolences and hope your loving memories bring you comfort, now and always.

Lynn Reading Connelly

12/8/2017

Dear Frank, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences for you and your boys. Know that Aggie is in God's arms now, always in your heart. Sincerely Bobbie

Barbara Vicino

12/8/2017

Words can never express how very sorry I am for the loss of your dear sweet Aggie. She was an angel on earth and loved by all who knew her. The world will be that much colder without the warmth of my old classmate in it. Sending lots of love & healing to all the broken hearts she left behind. May you find peace in knowing she is always with you. Blessings ? Leslie

Leslie L Sommers

12/9/2017

Frank, Frank and Chris, have no regrets! Aggie loved every moment watching her family grow. She was very proud of the Brady boys! We are only here for a visit. Embrace every day as you have! Be sad today, continue to make her proud! God bless you!

Mike koropsak

12/9/2017

To The Brady Family. Words cannot express my sadness at the death of Aggie. My heart is aching for your family. I know how much each of you meant to the other and you are left wondering how you will ever get through this. Aggie was a quiet, dignified lady. She impacted others through her humble being. I loved reading the piece about her life and was able to actually laugh with you about their courtship. There is nothing that I can offer you now except my thoughts,"which are a constant now" and my prayers. Your consolation has to be your faith in God and the two wonderful sons which come from that union. May God bless you and help you through this difficult time. Karen McNiff

Karen McNiff

12/9/2017

Frank and boys, I am so sorry for the loss of your Wife and Mom. What a beautiful tribute. It brought tears to my eyes. Those happy times will help you get through.

Pat Lowe

12/9/2017

Frank, Frank Jr & Chris, If the lump in my throat since Thursday is any indication of the love your Mom and Wife emanated, it is large and unending. Her grace radiated among her and shined on all of you. It will continue to shine from heaven above. All our love and thoughts are with you.

Lynn,Terry,Michael & Preston

12/9/2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Brady and Bauzon Family...this is truly shocking. Sending my love in this distressing time...im truly sorry for your loss.

Aimee Sinnung

12/9/2017

Our deepest sympathy to the Brady and Bauzon family! My fondness of Aggie began while working with her in Passaic General Radiology department. She was such a joy to work with. I will miss her and our small talk about our kids when we see each other in Clara Maass hallways. What a pleasant and genuinely nice person you are, Aggie! You will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to your family! God bless! Love, Lourdes and Dr. Brautigan

Lourdes Soriano Brautigan

12/9/2017

Thank you for sharing those beautiful words. I’m devasted to have learned the sad news. She was my idol growing up as a child and an inspiration. I was blessed to finally reunite with her after so many years and had the opportunity to spend some quality time to together catching up again. I’ll never forget her infectious smile and kind heart. My condolences to you and your amazing boys, Frank Jr. and Chris.

Gilda Lee

12/9/2017

Such a BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY ?? Sending the BRADY family & loved ones peace & comfort at this difficult time . REST IN PEACE AGGIE . ??? THE ALVINO’S

DONNA & JOE ALVINO

12/9/2017

My Deepest Condolences Frank and family. I just found out last night and I was deeply crushed. Aggie and I worked at the great ole Passaic General Hospital. Since the time I met Aggie , I knew she was special. She had a heart of GOLD and it was always a great pleasure to see and talk to her. She had a huge presence and was always so happy that she shed that happiness through her eyes. May she Rest In Peace, till we meet again my friend . Love Riz

Riz Vega

12/9/2017

Frank, Frankie, Chris and the extended Brady and Bauzon families: Our deepest heartfelt sorrow for the sudden & indecipherable loss of your / our Aggie. As all of us who are close to the Brady family, Aggie was the backbone and strength to the clan with her support, love, and adoration of her three "guys". Moreover, she made all of the guests to 8 Kuiken Court feel so welcome, treating us all as if we were family. Ellen and I can never thank nor forget the generosity you extended to our son Danny while he and Chris were teammates at Bosco. Having Dan over between and after practices, feeding him, and keeping him busy during those long summer days since freshman year sticks most in our minds and became the basis of an enduring friendship with the Brady and Chun clans. You will be missed Mrs. Brady by all of us and most of all by your family. God is waiting for you in Heaven Aggie, we will all see you there. Love Ellen, Daniel, and David Chun

Ellen, Danny, and David Chun

12/9/2017

Dearest Frank, Frankie,Jr. & Chris... First of all we as a family offer our Love and Support with Agnes' passing. We are all crushed. Frank your Love story is 1 of the most loving and most beautiful on earth. I am sure Aggie is an amazing Angel for you and your sons. Again we offer our heartfelt love and support. We love you all.

Mark Bauzon

12/9/2017

At her early age I babysat this beautiful girl who loves wearing my shoes and bags . Bring her and carina in my college Dorm and here In Passaic general hospital dorm where we exchange nurses stayed just across thier house in Lafayette st . Am just devastated shocked to her untimely death in this early age . Frank this is a beautiful love story . I know you grow your sons beautifully . Please be strong and take care of yourself and the two Boys . Will offer our prayers and may she Rest In Peace . My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you , Frankie and Chris . Please keep in touch ! Tita Rebecca ( Tita Babes as Aggie call me )

Rebecca Esquioja

12/10/2017

Dearest Brady and Bauzon family, I was so saddened by the news of Aggie's passing. I feel so fortunate to have met Aggie when I began working at Clara ED in July 2016. She was one of the first nurses I met there when she was a patient in the ED, after she hurt her knee.. our bond was instantaneous. I could see how caring she was, and how concerned she was that we all were caring for her, when in her words, "she should be up caring for her own patients, and not being a patient herself." What a profound respect and love I gained for Aggie from that day on, always selfless, thinking of others before herself, and always talking about her proud she was of her boys and her family. She loved caring and cooking for them. We passed each other often in the hallways of Clara and always stopped for a hug and a few words about our families. I feel fortunate to work with her son Chris on a daily basis in the Emergency Department as he is the epitome of what Aggie ingrained in him.. he is a hard worker, always delivering care to the patients he encounters, with a bright smile and genuine spirit. She will forever be missed. My condolences to the entire family, sending prayers and positive healing thoughts out to all of you. Lisa Rodriguez-Aviles, BSN, RN

Lisa Rodriguez-Aviles

12/10/2017

My deepest condolences and prayers. Memories are the legacy of love.

Chris McIntyre

12/11/2017

Our hearts are broken to hear of Aggie's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in the arms of our Lord.

Mike and Carol Kaufmann

12/11/2017

My profound sympathy to Frank, Frankie, Chris, The Brady and The Bauzon families. It was heart breaking to hear that Aggie passed so suddenly. She was an amazing friend, devoted mother, wife,nurse and daughter. A shining star on earth now is in Heaven above. She will be remembered always for her selflessness, genuine heart,sweet smile and hearty laugh. God Bless you always dear Aggie above and your family and friends left behind. You will be missed by all. Gilda(Jill)

Gilda Restrepo

12/11/2017

Agnes, was an amazing person. This tribute is so heartfelt and loving. It is hard for anyone not to feel the love shared in your family. I pray for everyone that the memories will bring you peace and comfort during this time. I'm so sorry for your loss and the pain/ heartbreak never mind the void that only Agnes could fill. I pray for all of you that each day you have the strength, courage and wisdom to life your life as it was intended and as Agnes would have wanted all of you too. God Bless you all and your special Angel Agnes.

Mary Grace Russi

12/11/2017

Aggie was an exceptional person and endeared by the masses. Our relationship throughout the years transcends all kinds and will always be more family than friends. We are all heartbroken for you and the boys. Yet, we recognize she’s in a better place and will watch over you all for eternity. If there’s anything we can do, count on us. Our most deepest sympathy and condolences. Jerry Speziale

Jerry Speziale

12/11/2017

My sincerest condolences to you, Frank, on the loss of your beloved wife and to you, Frank, Jr. and Chris, of your lovingly devoted Mom. Aggie's dedication to her family, radiant smile, golden heart, compassionate care, willingness to help and genuine friendship with so many, are her true legacy. My deepest sympathy to the Brady and Bauzon families.

Theresa Baratta

12/11/2017

We were so very sorry to hear of Aggie's passing. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. Thinking of you all with a heavy heart and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris & Deneen Vergano

12/11/2017

Frank & Boy's our deepest condolences. Mike Zaccone & Family

Mike Zaccone

12/11/2017

I was shocked to hear about the sudden loss of Aggie. She was one of the warmest, most compassionate, and most competent nurses I have ever worked with in my entire career. Mama Jean and I loved her as if she were a member of our family, that is how special she was to us and to the other members of the Passaic General Hospital ER family. I send my sincere condolences to her family and I know that I will never forget her smile, her optimism and support when things were rough in the ER, and her genuine love for helping others in any way that she could.

Michael Cali

12/11/2017

Our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to you Frank & d Boys...RIP Agnes... Aurora-Carlito Rapada

Aurora-Carlito Rapada

12/11/2017

Dear Frank and Sons, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear wife and mother. Sincerely, Mary Gordon (Wife of Bob Gordon)

Mary Gordon

12/11/2017

Our beloved "Aggie" will always be a part of every person who went through Cardiac Re-Hab. She was my "buddy and caregiver" for 15 yrs. I watched Aggie tirelessly keep track of each patient as they were her children, she will be sadly missed by us ALL. She always made sure we knew when her son played football and could not wait to get to the actual game. She was a GREAT nurse, wife, and a loving dedicated mother. I know she made it to Heaven as she was a Saint in n earth. May God bless you in the future as she will make sure He does.

Bob Kerr (Burger King)

12/11/2017

I’m sorry to hear about this tragic news. Mrs. Brady was an amazing mother and person. She will be greatly missed while she’s looking over the three Brady men. Sending a lot of love.

Steven Smith

12/11/2017

Frank, Frank Jr. And Christopher, Words cannot express how sorry I am. Aggie was a wonderful wife and amazing mother. She will always be in your hearts. She's your special angel. Love, Judi Comperatore and family

Judi Comperatore

12/12/2017

Frank and family, we are so so sorry to hear of the loss of Aggie, so unfair. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Glenn and Joann Dura

12/13/2017

Dear Frank, Frank, Chris, and family - the wake service was absolutely beautiful, just like your angel Aggie. We only had four Yale football years with her, but will cherish every second. We are blessed to have had that. We love you - Nancy and Tom White

Nancy and Tom White

12/16/2017

I just cannot believe one of my beautiful, caring nurses took care of me Wednesday afternoon, then went home and fell asleep in death! Miss Aggie fostered an atmosphere of friendship among the patients at the cardiac rehab. She and Miss Cathy were the dynamic duo: so loveable, so professional, so knowledgeable, SO caring! Together with their superb supervisor, Miss Sheelu, their delivery of care is just fantastic. My heart is broken in so many pieces. So I take comfort in Jehovah's promise to eradicate death and all sources of suffering forever (Revelation 21:3-5). Aggie is resting in His memory, awaiting the call from Jesus to rise with the prospect of enjoying endless and peaceful life (John 5:28-29; Psalm 37:11, 29). JW.ORG contains more comforting verses. May the peace of God sustain us all because we will miss our sweet, dear Aggie so terribly (Philippians 4:6-7). Truly unbelievable!

R. Bourjolly


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