Manju Rima Brind

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Manju Rima Brind, long time resident of Poughkeepsie, NY. She left this world on April 3rd, 2021.

She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother. She was born in 1956 in Agra, India to Madhu and Satish Varma. After completing medical school and residency training in OB/GYN in India, she married and relocated to the United States in 1981.

She had two children, Sunil and Anjuli, two stepchildren Robert and Rachel, and two grandchildren, Maya and Rishi. She enjoyed painting, singing, cooking and Alaskan cruises. She was a long time member and supporter of the Hindu Samaj of Wappingers Falls, NY. She taught Hindi at Vassar College for nearly 20 years before retiring in 2020. Most weekends she enjoyed spending time with her loving family including her two young grandchildren, who fondly called her “Grammy”.

She is survived by her husband Joel Brind, mother Madhu Varma, brother Prabhat Varma, sister-in-law Meera Varma, son Sunil Singh, daughter Anjuli Bodapati, son-in-law Deep Bodapati, stepson Robert Brind, stepdaughter Rachel Brind, niece Malini Varma and husband Alastair Croxford, nephew Nikhil Varma, granddaughter Maya Bodapati and grandson Rishi Bodapati.

A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday April 6th, 2021 at the Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home on 55 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

The viewing is scheduled 9:00-10:30 with services following at 10:30.

In lieu flowers, memorial donations may be made in Manju's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Jude Personal Donation Page