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Joe Brady

June 19, 1975 ~ May 13, 2023 (age 47) 47 Years Old
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Beloved husband, son, brother and uncle, Joe Brady, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2023 at the age of 47.

Born on June 19, 1975 in Suffern, NY, Joe was a proud graduate of St. Margaret’s School, Pearl River High School, Manhattan College and New York Film Academy.  He was a successful entrepreneur in the film and editing industry for more than 25 years, working for several notable clients, including the NFL Network.

On February 4th, 2004, Joe’s world changed forever when he met the love of his life, Sara Suarez.  Things went so well that they immediately left for dinner and have been together ever since. Joe and Sara married on August 21, 2009.  Together, they shared a life of adventure and enjoyed traveling the world. Joe and Sara settled in Norwalk, CT, with their beloved dogs, Bruce and Willis, and always welcomed family and friends to their home. Joe’s nickname for Sara was Sweets and Sara’s for him was Babycito, and you are the love of my life.

Joe enjoyed their home in Connecticut, which allowed him to admire the moon and the stars every night, while playing tunes on this Ipod. He had thousands of playlists and uncountable versions of Pearl Jam songs from numerous concerts, because every song is unique and is played differently. He also loved U2, the Foos and other cool bands.

In summer time he would be by the pool, watching a baseball game with a cold one. He enjoyed the occasional Bud and something that never changed was him asking Sara for pizza on Friday with garlic bread!

Joe loved movies and comics, especially Superman, Green Lantern and King Kong vs. Godzilla, and “old” (80/90’s) movies and shows. He loved movies so much he made a trilogy, including one screened in the New York Film Festival that got great reviews, with his friends - the Trilogy (Night of the WereMike, Attack of the Patula, and Revenge of the Stevenstein). Joe’s love of movies led him to form his own video producing business, where he worked on numerous high profile shoots, with stars including James Gandolfini, of the Sopranos and many others actors and musicians.

Joe was a hardworking guy, always thinking about his wife and doing everything for her to make her extremely happy. He was the most supportive husband and best friend that Sara will ever have. He was always there for her, making sure the doggies and all things at home were taken care of even if she was busy at work on the other side of the world. He would always give Sara a kiss for goodnight and say, “I love you, Besitos!”

Joe was an avid traveler from a young age. He started with family trips to the Jersey Shore, Washington, D.C., Disney World, Florida beaches, and a most memorable trip to Ireland with his Dad and the rest of Pearl River. Later Joe and Sara traveled the world including Greece, Italy, Croatia, London, Iceland, Ecuador, Domenican Republic and Cancun. He loved traveling to places like California, Seattle and Hawaii for Pearl Jam and U2 concerts. During their first vacation together to Cancun, they climbed the Chichen Itza pyramid, with Joe encouraging Sara to overcome her fear of heights.

Joe was the life of the party, even when he was the only American guy (He represented the US well!) He hated celebrating his birthday but enjoyed his birthday month! Sara and Joe played the thousand Chinese drummers at the beginning and end of this month-long celebration.

When Joe was a little boy playing with his siblings in the basement, Dad called down, “Who had the bologne?” Joe, being the honest fellow from early on, responded, “I did, Dad!” Our Father was displeased. “It’s Good Friday, you jerk!!!!!”

But the way Joe lived his life more than made up for that memorable incident. His heart was so big, and was always there to help anyone, always asking how are you? And saying, “I’ll be there don’t worry.”, making sure all his client work was excellent, nothing less than that! Joe was always there for all of us. He loved his Dad and Mom and always made sure they were okay - putting their wellbeing before his. He loved talking to his Mom and chatting all the time.

He did so many good things for so many. But one stands out - Joe’s gift of life to others.  He was a regular blood donor and, when advised he was a match, donated bone marrow to a child in Poland.

Joe was a star. He even looked the part - Everyone  thought Joe looked like Matt Damon, including random girls in Ireland when Joe and his Dad visited together. Another time, he was allowed to enter an exclusive New York City Nightclub when the staff mistook him for Matt Damon. He even got to hang out with the Edge from U2. Or maybe the Edge got to hang out with Joe Brady!

Joe himself said he once felt like Matt Damon in his role as action star Jason Bourne when he and Sara had to run through the streets of Santorini to avoid being late for a cruise ship in Greece! They just made it! Joe loved seeing Sara running down the hills in Greece!

He loved the Yankees and Giants and cheered them on with his father, sometimes in person or in a bar together.  He said Eli Manning was the best QB of the Giants. And nobody would argue with him because he was so much fun to be with.

Joe will always be remembered by his beloved wife, Sara Brady; parents, Mary and James Brady; brother James Brady (Kathleen); sisters, Mary Marzolla (John) and Kathy Grieve (Dan);  mother in law Norma Collates; father in law Tomas Suarez; sisters in law Maria Fernanda (Mario); and Norma Rodriguez (Rene); brother in law Tomas Suarez; his many aunts, uncles, cousins, God children, nieces, nephews and friends.  He also leaves behind his two dogs Bruce and Willis, who are missing their favorite person.

Joe was preceded in death by his cousin and great friend, Alicia Brady, on February 26,1992 and missed her every single day since. We can all find solace in knowing he’s been reunited with Alicia, cousin Neil Lyons, Uncle Neil Lyons, cousin Peter Flynn, Uncle Pete Flynn, Grandpa and Grandma Sexton, and Grandpa and Grandma Brady, and Abuela Alicia.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or donating blood or to a local dog shelter.





















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May 21, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc.
100 Franklin Ave.
Pearl River, NY 10965

Funeral Mass
May 22, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Aedan R. C. Church (Pearl River, NY)

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June 19, 1975-May 13, 2023

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June 19, 1975-May 13, 2023

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