A funeral Mass was offered May 10 at St. Francis of Assisi parish, Albany, for Sister Mary Lamphier Brady, who died May 4. She was 87 and had been a Religious of the Sacred Heart for 67 years.

A native of Baltimore, she was a founding member of North Country Ministry to the needy in the Albany Diocese's northernmost regions and served as a social worker and director of A Baby's Place there; she had taught at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich and in New York City, Michigan and Albany and did social work for Buffalo Catholic Charities, St. John/St. Ann's Center in Albany, the Northeast Parent and Child Society of Schenectady and Healthy Schenectady Families.

Interment was in Kenwood Cemetery, Albany.