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Brandy Contratto

Brandy Contratto

Brandy Nicole Contratto, 24, of New Athens, IL; born on October 26, 1991 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016.

Brandy was a much loved waitress and bartender at the Bull Pen Bar and Grill in New Athens, IL. She was a dedicated student and even loved to study. She was a recent graduate of SIU-E obtaining a bachelors degree in Science. She was currently enrolled at Lewis and Clark Community College where she was studying to be a dental hygienist. Brandy enjoyed being outdoors and especially liked to hunt and fish. She also loved eating sushi with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents – Tazo and Dorothy Contratto and Fred and Verna Nadler Sr. Two uncles – Fred Nadler, Jr.; Joe Nadler. Her fiancé’s grandparents – Herbert and Leona Harms

She is survived by her parents – Andy and Theresa, nee Nadler, Contratto of New Athens, IL. Her loving fiancé – Curtis Harms of Red Bud, IL. One brother – Brandon Contratto of New Athens, IL. Her aunts and uncles – Lanno Nerini; Griff Gresham; Mary (Brett) Harris; Patty (Steven) Davis; Barb Nadler; Mary (Dan) Neff; “Godparents” Beverly (Dave) Nadler, Cathy (Randy) Kunkelmann; Carol Nadler; Mike Nadler; Greg Nadler. Special cousins – Alicia Hepp and Nicole Duquette. She is also survived by her fiancé’s family – Clifford and Carol Harms; Cameron Harms; Christin Harms, Armin and Marlene Robert and his aunts and uncles. She also leaves behind loving cousins, so many friends and family including her Bull Pen family. Brandy will also be missed by her puppies – Sadie Bell and Zuppke.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation: Friends may call at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm (prayer service to be held Monday at 3:00pm) and on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:00am with Father Clyde Grogan officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    My sincere condolences to Brandy’s family, friends and Bull Pen family. She treated Tim and I to her sweet smile and pleasant, perky personality for years of Monday nights for dinner at Bull Pen. It’s such a tragedy and she will be missed by so many. Words can’t begin to express the way we all feel. God bless you all.

    Posted by: Lisa Modglin – New Athens, IL – Friend Jan 24, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    God bless you sweetheart. Wrap your Angel arms around your family during this hard time. You were and always will be beautiful.

    Posted by: Beth – Friend Jan 24, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, smart and very likable young lady who had so much going for her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Posted by: Jill and Ed Toedte and family – New Athens – Friend Jan 24, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    With our deepest sympathy. Keeping you all in our prayers.

    Posted by: Tammi and Tom Heizer family – Red Bud, IL – Fiancé family friends Jan 24, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out for your family and all who are dealing with this tragedy.

    Posted by: The Moeser Family ( Chris & Stephanie) – Millstadt, IL Jan 24, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    Sorry for the loss of this happy, friendly young woman. Our family has so many cherished memories and she will live forever in the hearts of those that she touched. Rest peacefully Brandy, until we meet again.

    Posted by: Hampton family Jan 24, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    Litteken Family

    Posted by: Sharon – New Athens, IL – friend Jan 24, 2016

  8. Administrator says:

    Thank you for being a part of my life and my family , especially Kelsey’s. Your smile and gracious soul will be missed dearly . We are thinking of all Brandy’s family & friends at this time hoping for brighter days and healing ahead . Sharon Litteken

    Posted by: Sharon – New Athens, IL – Friend Jan 24, 2016

  9. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss

    Posted by: Glory Weissert – new sthens, IL – friend of parents Jan 24, 2016

  10. Administrator says:

    Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your beautiful daughter. May she RIP..

    Posted by: Linda Ford, Rory Patton and family – New Athens, IL – friend Jan 24, 2016

  11. Administrator says:

    What a beautiful young lady that will be missed by so many. She sure made a difference in peoples lives over her 24 years. Gone to soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this most difficult and unimaginable time. Much love and hugs to Teresa, Andy and Brandon and the rest of the family. God received a beautiful angel.

    Posted by: Sam & Cheryl Boyer – O Fallon, MO – Friend Jan 24, 2016

  12. Administrator says:

    Brandy was a beautiful person and she will be missed. She always had a smile on her face and her laughter was contagious. To all of Brandys family and friends, and her fiance please know I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Paula Meyer Jan 24, 2016

  13. Administrator says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. In keeping everyone in my prayers

    Posted by: Michelle – Chesapeake, VA Jan 24, 2016

  14. Administrator says:

    Leave a condolence or a memory.I am ever so sorry for the loss of this beautiful life ! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time !

    Posted by: The Mesch Family – Lenzburg, IL Jan 24, 2016

  15. Administrator says:

    .I am ever so sorry for the loss of this beautiful life ! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time !

    Posted by: The Mesch Family – Lenzburg, IL Jan 24, 2016

  16. Administrator says:

    Prayers to all of Brandy’s family and friends. She was a sweet and fun girl!

    Posted by: Kacie Firkus White – New Athens, IL Jan 24, 2016

  17. Administrator says:

    Sincere sympathy! Billy & LaDonna Petri

    Posted by: LaDonna Petri Jan 24, 2016

  18. Administrator says:

    Andy and Theresa. So very,very sorry. May God help your family through this terrible time.

    Posted by: Rick and Patti Brown – New Athens, IL Jan 24, 2016

  19. Administrator says:

    Words cannot express the sadness of Brandy’s passing. She was so full of life, always friendly, smiling and would visit with you when you saw her. Your family and friends are all in our thoughts and prayers. “A beautiful life that came to an end, she died as she lived, everyone’s friend. In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved and will never forget.” With sympathy, Tom and Diane Boschert

    Posted by: Diane Boschert – New Athens, IL Jan 24, 2016

  20. Administrator says:

    Our sincere condolences on your unimaginable loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this very difficult time.

    Posted by: Bob & Julie Ott – Freeburg, IL Jan 25, 2016

  21. Administrator says:

    My tears are flowing as I sit here and try to think of comforting words to say to Brandy’s family and friends. Brandy was a beautiful, funny, loving young woman that I will hold close to my heart forever. She was a great friend to many, especially Rachel. May time ease the pain you are feeling right now. My condolences to her entire family and friends. Alice Stoops, Rachel Stoops and Megan Fink.

    Posted by: Alice Stoops – Lenzburg, IL – Friend Jan 25, 2016

  22. Administrator says:

    Our deepest sympathies go out to the Contratto family and Brandys fiancé and all the families and friends of Brandy, our hearts are broken for all of you. We will be praying for you all. May God tightly hold the entire family in the palm of his hand and give them extra comfort, strength, peace and faith during these difficult days ahead. God Bless You All.

    Posted by: Matt Anne and Alex Hanft – Arnold, MO Jan 25, 2016

  23. Administrator says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on your tragic loss! Brandy was always a sweet girl with a wonderful smile. Our hearts are breaking for her family ~ you are all in our thoughts and prayers!!
    Linda and Nikki (Dunlap)

    Posted by: Linda – Freeburg, IL Jan 25, 2016

  24. Administrator says:

    I only met Brandy one time, in October at Meagan’s wedding. She was so sweet and bubbly and pleasant to be around. My prayers to all that are going through this difficult time and may God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you through this.

    Posted by: Tammi Tryon – Little Rock, AR Jan 25, 2016

  25. Administrator says:

    Prayers for all who knew and loved this beautiful girl.

    Posted by: Laurie Schreiber Cantu – Glen Carbon, IL Jan 25, 2016

  26. Administrator says:

    My heart goes out to Brandy’s family and friends. She was always so bubbly and her smile lit a room. RIP Brandy.

    Posted by: Rhonda K – New Athens, IL Jan 25, 2016

  27. Administrator says:

    Dear Theresa, Andy and Family,
    We are very sorry for the tragic loss of Brandy. Our love and prayers are with you all. We pray for God to comfort, strengthen, and help you through this very difficult loss and time. All of our love,Randy and Donna(Rausch) Wilshusen and family

    Posted by: Donna Wilshusen – Omaha, NE Jan 25, 2016

  28. Administrator says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with you!

    Brandy was such a sweetheart !

    Bruce Lischer

    Posted by: A friend Jan 25, 2016

  29. Administrator says:

    From The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Posted by: rachel stack – Edwardsville, IL Jan 25, 2016

  30. Administrator says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with Brandy’s family & friend’s and her fiance Curtis & his family. Brandy had the most beautiful smile & fun loving personality. She was always the life of the party. Cherish the wonderful memories.

    Posted by: Donald & Charlene Guzior – Belleville, IL Jan 25, 2016

  31. Administrator says:

    Many prayers for healing and peace to both Brandy’s and Curtis’ families. May God comfort you in this time of unimaginable grief.

    Posted by: Jennifer Sorg – Swansea, IL – Friend of the Harms family Jan 25, 2016

  32. Administrator says:

    Brandy was our favorite waitress at the Bull Pen in New Athens. She always had a great smile and gave us exceptional service. We are going to miss her. RIP Brandy.

    Posted by: Roger and Sharon Davis – Ofallon, IL – Aquaintance Jan 25, 2016

  33. Administrator says:

    Andy, Theresa, Brandon and extended family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. No one will ever forget her bubbly personality. You are all in our thoughts and in our prayers. Sincerely, Ron and Chris Hausmann

    Posted by: Chris Hausmann Jan 25, 2016

  34. Administrator says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire families of Brandy and of Curtis. No greater loss than that of a child before the parent. I can’t imagine. There is strength in the fact that one day we will all be reunited.

    Posted by: Pamela Sinn-Hargan – Springfield, IL Jan 26, 2016

  35. Administrator says:

    Prayers going up for family and friends!

    Posted by: Mike and Connie Smith – Okawville, IL – friends Jan 26, 2016

  36. Administrator says:

    My thoughts and strongest prayers are with everyone back home. The Contratto family, the Harm’s family, and as well as her close loved ones and friends. She was a beautiful light in the world and I will forever treasure the memories I have with growing up with her.

    Posted by: Sarah Ivy-Gale – Houston, TX Jan 26, 2016

  37. Administrator says:

    My prayers go out to you Andy, Theresa,Brandon and Curtis. There is no doubt Brandy lived a remarkable loving life full of love and laughter. May God bring you all comfort at this time. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

    Posted by: Stan Sirtak – Freeburg, IL Jan 26, 2016

  38. Administrator says:

    Prayers to your family & friends. May God wrap his arms around them at this time of sorrow. You will missed by many. Rest in Peace Brandy

    Posted by: A friend Jan 27, 2016

  39. Administrator says:

    ..I will never forget our friendship no matter how long I’ve been away.she was a girl you just couldn’t forget.

    Posted by: Bre Dickerson – Herrin, IL – Classmate Feb 01, 2016

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