Beata (Bette) was born in Detroit on July 10, 1932 to Isadore and Lillian Frederick. She passed away on March 28, 2023, at the age of 90, surrounded by loved ones. She lived in the city of Warren, Michigan for the last 63 years.
Loving mother, survived by Marie Chase (Mike), Stephen Brady, Robert Brady (Heather), Lynette Paul (Tom); cherished grandmother to Christopher Chase, Lauren Renusch (Bobby), Savannah Berning (Jordan), Nicole Paul, Megan Paul, Nicholas Brady; dearest aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Bette was the youngest of four children and grew up in the city of Hamtramck, Michigan. Her strong Catholic, Polish heritage carried on throughout her life was well as her never-ending devotion to her family. Bette graduated from St. Florian High School in 1949. She found employment soon after as a Secretary at Dodge Main, where she worked for 10 years. She married Steve Brady in 1953 and happily became a stay at home mom in 1959 to care for her soon to be four children, until she regained employment in 1979 at the General Motors Tech Center. Bette loved to cook and bake, decorate and redecorate the house, music, family, and always loved a good party! She once said it was a blessing being able to be home with all her children growing up, and said "every day was a sunny day!". She enjoyed warm summer day s by the pool, tanning, vacationing up north, family barbeques and frequent unexpected get-togethers. She carried on a tradition for many years of taking the kids out of school and going to the Detroit Tigers Opening Day, where you could find her cheering on the team from the bleachers! She loved hosting holiday parties, and everyone always knew that on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Easter, "the door is always open". Bette retired from General Motors in 1999 after a successful career as an administrative assistant for 20 years. She enjoyed her retirement years keeping busy around the house, baby sitting her grandchildren, puzzles, reading the daily newspaper and watching her favorite Fox News. She was always out and about shopping and keeping her home modern, cutting the lawn and working in the yard, and never missed a Sunday mass until Covid hit. She will be remembered for her famous pies, her hard work ethic, her love of singing (and always finding a way of getting a sing-along started), her love of God and faith, her devotion to her family, and her never ending love of giving to others. She believed in the philosophy and often said "the more you give to others, the happier you are!" And that is how she lived her life till the day she died.
She is predeceased by her parents, her three sisters, Louella, Leona, and Theresa, and her favorite brother-in-law, Stanley.
Memorial visitation to take place on Tuesday, April 11 from 2-8 PM with a rosary at 7PM. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, April 12 at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Instate, or gathering time, 9:30 AM. Mass at 10AM.