Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA


John Y Brady Jr.

April 1, 1957June 9, 2020
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John York Brady, Jr. - On June 9th, 2020, Johnnie, a longtime Scituate resident lost his battle with the chronic brain disease of alcoholism. He leaves behind his love, Laurie, his three children, Cara Williams and her husband Glyn of Scituate, Marleah Lydon and her husband Christopher of Nantucket, and John “Jake” Y. Brady, III of Scituate. He was the cherished grandfather of Nash and Maisie Williams, Beau Lydon, and Fletcher “Big Boy” Lydon, who did not get near long enough with their kind hearted, fun and loving “Papa”. They will miss the goofy faces that never failed to bring endless giggles and hiccups. Born in Weymouth, MA, he was the son of the late John Y. and Lorraine M. (Doyle) Brady. He was predeceased by his beloved sister Debra Hoffman and was a loving brother to Diane Kelleher (Danny), Mark Brady (Erica), and Beth Cunningham (Craig), all of Scituate, MA, and brother in law Billy Hoffman (Christine) of Duxbury, MA. He also leaves behind his beloved god children, Mikie Hoffman, Shannon Brady, Randi Whitcomb, and many nieces and nephews.

A graduate of the class of 1975 at Scituate High School, where he and Laurie fell in love, he later went on to be a reservist in the National Guard in the transportation division for 9 years. He worked tirelessly for over 30 years as a service manager in the HVAC industry.

Johnnie’s infectious laugh, laid back nature and generosity will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. Although quiet at first, all it took was a Neil Young reference or a question about his Thunderbird and the conversation would start to flow, and peals of laughter ensued. He loved grilling, cruising, whether to chase the next Nor’easter, blizzard, or a simple Sunday ride with no destination, and tending to his gardens. Johnnie worked hard day and night but when it came time to relax, he loved to spend vacations with his family in Fort Pierce, Florida, Woodstock, New Hampshire, and Nantucket. With heartfelt gratitude, Johnnie’s family would like to thank all of those who cared for, counselled, and tried to save him from his terrible illness.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the current regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts impose strict conditions for visitations and funeral services. As such, a limited number of people will be allowed to attend the funeral mass on Monday, June 15 at 10 AM at the Saint Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street, Scituate. Anyone attending the mass must wear a face mask at all times and maintain social distance. Immediate families may sit together in designated rows. Visitation will be private. In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate contributions in Johnnie’s name to South Shore Peer Recovery ( https://southshorepeerrecovery.org/donate/ or Salvation Army https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/give/164006/#!/donation/checkout?amount=1&recurring=0


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Chris Carlson

July 4, 2020

To John Y. Brady, Jr.'s family,
I am so sorry to learn of John's untimely passing. I considered John one of my closest friends growing up in the neighborhood that centered around the intersection of Hatherly & Turner Roads. One of my favorite memories is working with John during the K of C carnival, especially on the last night, when we were allowed to work as temporary "carnies" helping to "tear down" the rides until the next morning and getting paid in rolls of coins.
I turned 63 on June 9th, so I will forever be reminded of John on that date.
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to all family & friends who are missing John.
Sincerely, Chris

Gary Anderson

June 18, 2020

We here at Anderson Fuel as well as myself are saddened to hear of John's passing. John was an excellent service tech and also ran our service department for a while. Our thoughts and prayers go to Laurie and entire Brady family.

Peter and Diane Cooney

June 15, 2020

To Laurie and the whole Brady Family,

We are heartbroken over the loss of Johnny.

So many memories going back to The Worlds Fair in a big white bus. Old Silver Beach and Goodwill Park in the same big white bus. Annual Carnivals.

Such a great family. We will miss you Johnny.

All Our Love,

Peter and Diane Cooney.

Julie Doyle

June 14, 2020

Laurie & kids, Diane, Mark, Beth and the rest of the Brady family,

My heartfelt condolences on your loss of John. I know he will be terribly missed. May he rest in peace with his mom, dad, and Debra at his side in heaven. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie, Regan, Kerri and Jillian

Michael Shawkey

June 14, 2020

Hi Laurie, and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss of John. I worked with John at Scott Williams oil company for 8 years. He was a great guy, and helped me out a lot on the job with his knowledge, and never minded my asking for help. My family came to your house one year for St. Patrick's Day for a cookout and the parade. And we had a lot of fun! You have our deepest condolences. Gone too soon for sure.
Sincerely ,
Mike Dorothy and Carly Shawkey

Denise Kirby

June 14, 2020

Thinking about all of you at this very sad time.
Memories help heal the heart...think of the good things..
RIP Johnny....you were a good man💔

Leslie Lee Sennett

June 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. We lived kitty corner from the Brady's growing up and I baby-sat almost every Saturday for the kids for years. I am praying for the whole family.


June 13, 2020

To Laurie and the rest of the Brady family I am so sorry for your loss. John and I have known each other for a lot of years and our lives intersected over the years with work and friendship. I am so sad that he struggled with this terrible disease and finally lost his battle. Now he is at Peace and we are left with the memories.

Kate Keating

June 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing these beautiful family memories. The fun and laughter you all shared is palpable. In this current time it is comforting to "be with you" and your family virtually. Love and sympathy to you all now and in the days ahead. Thank you Love Kate Keating

Tracy Harrington- Kiddie

June 13, 2020

To all the Brady Family,

I am so sorry to read about your loss of John. May all the happy memories you all have shared together get you through this trying time and you all find some peace.

Tracy Harrington-Kiddie