Aileen Brody

Concertizer and Piano Teacher
Aileen Brody

Aileen F. Brody, 81, an East Hampton resident since the 1990s, died on Friday. Her family said she had been ill for a short time.

Music was an important element of Mrs. Brody’s life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in the teaching of piano skills from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, and went on to give piano concerts and private lessons. She passed her love of music to her only child, Martha Brody, and together they performed recitals at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.

Born in Bainbridge, N.Y., to Morris Fuchs and the former Rose Reines, Mrs. Brody grew up in Hartford and in New York City. She was married to Alan E. Brody on Feb. 1, 1953.

They vacationed in East Hampton for several years, and made it their full-time home after Mr. Brody retired. “She never stopped being amazed and grateful that she was able to live in such a beautiful place,” her daughter wrote.

Mrs. Brody volunteered here for The Retreat and Meals on Wheels, as well as for the East Hampton Ambulance Corps. She practiced yoga, loved gardening and animals, believed in a healthy diet, and tried to get to Main Beach every day, rain or shine, said her daughter.

Services for her will be held at a date to be announced.

Memorial donations have been suggested for the Animal Rescue Fund, P.O. Box 901, Wainscott 11975; The Retreat, 13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, or the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association, 1 Cedar Street, East Hampton.