Camille Brady died Sunday, May 23, 2021 at her home in Grove City. She was born June 11, 1936, in Queens, N.Y., the daughter of Mary Sanseverino and Dominick Bongo.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Theresa Librizzi; a grandson, Dominick Brady; and her husband, James J. Brady, who died in 1999. They were married January 11, 1958 and raised their family in Clinton County beginning in 1974.
She is survived by one sister, Lenore Milan, of Putnam, Conn.; four children: sons James Brady (wife Barb) of Grove City and Dan Brady (wife Beverly) of Lebanon, and daughters Laura (husband Mike Lanese) of Grove City and Eileen Brady (husband Brian Spurlock) of Wilmington; grandchildren Jimmy (wife Brooke), Michael Brady, Alisa Brady, and step-grandchildren Kailee Thadeus, Joey Neroni, Dana Reuter, and Pam Frasco; Brandy McCollister (husband Tyler), Jessie Goodwin (husband Blake), and Andrea Brady; Michael, Camille, and Francesca Lanese; and Pearl Spurlock; great-grandchildren Bristol, Braxton, and Bexley Brady; Cody, Bella, and Trinity McCollister; and Dylan, Brett, and Adam Goodwin; special nieces Joy Kaczor and Theresa Mastrangelo.
She graduated from Jamaica Vocational High School in Queens, N.Y., in 1954 and Creedmoor State Hospital School of Nursing in Queens Village, N.Y., in 1957. She became a nurse at Clinton Memorial Hospital after her husband retired from the U.S. Navy. They were stationed in Brooklyn, N.Y.; San Antonio, Texas; Landstuhl, Germany; Jacksonville, Fla.; Clinton County Air Force Base in Wilmington; and Lakehurst, N.J.
She taught Health Occupations for 21 years at Laurel Oaks vocational school, retiring in 1996. She was a three-time president of the Clinton County Nurses Association and two-time president of the Laurel Oaks Educational Association. She has been named Health Occupations Teacher of the Year for the State of Ohio.
An early fan of the New York Yankees, she later became loyal to the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals but was well versed in many sports. She was official scorekeeper for the baseball and softball teams of her children and grandchildren.
She loved to make crafts, win at trivia nights, cook large Italian meals, watch “Jeopardy!” and spend time with her family, her old friends and her new friends at StoryPoint. She adored her little rescued dogs. She elaborately decorated her home for Christmas every year, receiving visitors who came just to see her vast collection of animated decorations, numbering in the hundreds.
She traveled extensively, taking more than 20 cruises, including two trans-Atlantic voyages. She and her young family explored much of Europe while stationed in Germany. She spent part of each of the past 25 years living in Richlands, N.C., where she especially enjoyed time at North Topsail Beach.
A visitation will be held from 5–7 PM, Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, followed by a memorial service at 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Clinton County Humane Society, PO Box 1024, Wilmington, OH 45177.
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Clinton County Humane Society
P.O. Box 1024, Wilmington OH 45177