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“...I will never forget our friendship no matter how long I've been away.she was a girl you just couldn't forget. ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: Bre Dickerson - Herrin, IL

“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 ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Stan Sirtak - Freeburg, IL

“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...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Sarah Ivy-Gale - Houston, TX

“Prayers going up for family and friends! ”
5 of 39 | Posted by: Mike and Connie Smith - Okawville, IL

“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...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Pamela Sinn-Hargan - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Chris Hausmann

“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...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Roger and Sharon Davis - Ofallon, IL

“Many prayers for healing and peace to both Brandy's and Curtis' families. May God comfort you in this time of unimaginable grief. ”
9 of 39 | Posted by: Jennifer Sorg - Swansea, IL

“Our thoughts & prayers are with Brandy's family & friend's and her fiance Curtis & his family. Brandy had the most beautiful smile & fun loving...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Donald & Charlene Guzior - IL

“From The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. ”
11 of 39 | Posted by: rachel stack - Edwardsville, IL

“My prayers and thoughts are with you!Brandy was such a sweetheart !Bruce Lischer ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“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,...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Donna Wilshusen - Omaha, NE

“My heart goes out to Brandy's family and friends. She was always so bubbly and her smile lit a room. RIP Brandy. ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Rhonda K - New Athens, IL

“Prayers for all who knew and loved this beautiful girl. ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: Laurie Schreiber Cantu - IL

“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...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Tammi Tryon - Little Rock, AR

“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...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Linda - Freeburg, IL

“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...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Matt Anne and Alex Hanft - Arnold, MO

“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...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Alice Stoops - Lenzburg, IL

“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...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Bob & Julie Ott - Freeburg, IL

“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....Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Diane Boschert - New Athens, IL

“Andy and Theresa. So very,very sorry. May God help your family through this terrible time. ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Rick and Patti Brown - New Athens, IL

“Sincere sympathy! Billy & LaDonna Petri ”
23 of 39 | Posted by: LaDonna Petri

“Prayers to all of Brandy's family and friends. She was a sweet and fun girl! ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: Kacie Firkus White - New Athens, IL

“.I am ever so sorry for the loss of this beautiful life ! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time ! ”
25 of 39 | Posted by: The Mesch Family - Lenzburg, IL

“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 ! ”
26 of 39 | Posted by: The Mesch Family - Lenzburg, IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. In keeping everyone in my prayers ”
27 of 39 | Posted by: Michelle - Chesapeake, VA

“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...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Paula Meyer

“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...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Sam & Cheryl Boyer - O Fallon, MO

“Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your beautiful daughter. May she RIP.. ”
30 of 39 | Posted by: Linda Ford, Rory Patton and family - IL

“So sorry for your loss ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Glory Weissert - new sthens, IL

“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...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Sharon - New Athens, IL - Friend

“Litteken Family ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Sharon - New Athens, IL - friend

“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...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Hampton family

“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out for your family and all who are dealing with this tragedy. ”
35 of 39 | Posted by: The Moeser Family ( Chris & Stephanie) - IL

“With our deepest sympathy. Keeping you all in our prayers. ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Tammi and Tom Heizer family - IL

“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...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Jill and Ed Toedte and family

“God bless you sweetheart. Wrap your Angel arms around your family during this hard time. You were and always will be beautiful. ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Beth - Friend

“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...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa Modglin - New Athens, IL


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.