Frances Brenda Brady Kinsella, 79, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Fort Wright, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Plano.
Brenda was born on October 4, 1939, in Covington, Kentucky to Joseph and Katherine (Jensen) Brady. On April 22, 1961, she married Richard Peter (Pete) Kinsella. They raised four daughters, Kristene, Katherine, Keli and Kari.
Brenda was a planner and party person. She was always organized, thinking ahead and planning the next party, trip or dinner. She was known as “a mom when you needed a mom and a friend when you needed a friend”. Others said “yes, we are sad, but the joy she shared with all of us overshadows that sadness.”“Her smile and laugh always made me happy.” She “was one of the funniest people I have ever known!”
A friend and colleague commented “She was always ready to make you laugh and encourage. There was no one more loved and respected. She never met a stranger and you wanted to be around her because she made you feel so good. Her laughter rings in my ears. Brenda was everyone’s mother and you felt safe when she was around. Never judging never showing any ego. Brenda showed me what it means to be good. Her kindness, love and humor made me a better person. I will be eternally grateful for the joy she brought to me and so many others.”
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Matthew Brady and her mother, Katherine Jensen Brady.
She is survived by her husband Pete, their four children, Kristene Richardson and husband David and daughter Abigail; Katherine Hillman and son Brady; Keli Kinsella; Kari Walsh and husband Thomas and daughter Daly and son Quinn. She is also survived by three siblings and nine nieces and nephews.
A visitation and funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 9:30 and 10:30 respectively followed by a reception at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plano, Texas at 1201 Alma Drive.
A Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery Chapel in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.