David J. Brady
March 3, 1951 – April 27, 2020
David J. Brady passed away at home on April 27 after a valiant four year battle with cancer. He was the son of Cornelius J. Brady and Rita DeFusco Brady. He is survived by his sister Janice Brady. He was born in Fall River on March 3, 1951 and lived on Snell St. in Fall River for thirty five years before moving to Somerset. He graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School in 1969. He worked at U.S. Record, Select Computer Sales in Norwood and for the last twenty two years at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Fall River.
David enjoyed sports. As a young man he loved to participate in weekly pick up hockey and basketball games with his friends after work. He also took a great deal of ribbing for being a diehard Miami Dolphins fan; he always remembered that perfect season with Dan Marino.
His passions included fishing and music, particularly playing and listening to banjo, guitar, and bluegrass. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed making his own lures and rods. A perfect day for him was fishing in Westport and Seapowet or anywhere the bluefish and bass were biting.
David will be remembered for his sense of humor and dry wit. Although he was quiet, he would always have an entertaining, droll comment to add to the conversation. He was also devoted to the care of his mother, especially during her final years. David was very kind hearted and quick to respond to and aid anyone who needed help. As recently as last week, he was deeply concerned for those directly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and directed donations to that cause
David’s family would like to thank his co-workers and the staff at St. Patrick’s Cemetery for their support and willingness to help David during his illness. The kindness, care and compassion of his medical team were truly outstanding and will never be forgotten. His primary care physicians, Dr. Nick Mucciardi, Dr. Michael Abuelyazeed and Dr. Daniel Sousa were always willing to take the time to talk and listen to his concerns. Dr. Elizabeth Blanchard, Dr. Tushar Kumar, Dr. Patrick Gagnon and the entire oncology and radiation staff at the Southcoast Cancer Center provided him with excellent care. The family is also grateful to the Southcoast Visiting Nurses, especially his hospice nurse Claudia who helped tremendously in getting through this journey.
The following quote typifies how David touched our lives. “Your success is not going to be measured by how many awards you won or what projects you were part of. It’s really about the number of good memories you leave behind and give to other people while you are here.” (Anonymous)
A private burial service will be held for the family at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. A memorial Mass and celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset. Memorial donations can be made to the MA Covid-19 Relief Fund c/o The Foundation for Business Equity, 265 Franklin St., Box 304, Boston, MA 02110 or to the Greater Fall River Food Bank, 235 Nashua St., Fall River, MA 02721.
MA Covid-19 Relief Fund
c/o The Foundation for Business Equity 265 Franklin Street, Box 304 , Boston, MA 02110
Greater Fall River Food Bank
235 Nashua Street, Fall River, MA 02721
David J. Brady
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May 4, 2020
Janice my deepest sympathy. Dave and I had a lot of laughs together. Either at work or just hanging around. I loved teasing him about being a Dolphins fan and having the last name of Brady. He took a lot of ribbing but he gave it back just as good. Thats what made it so much fun. Dave,I'm glad we got to talk one last time. I hope the fishing is great in heaven. I'll miss you. RIP my friend
May 3, 2020
I will miss seeing and talking with you at Sunoco .... Mike
May 3, 2020
Prayers for the soul of David. Sincerely , Classmate Durfee High School 1969 , Helene Boutin . Rest in Peace .
Helen Donnelly Davis
May 3, 2020
My sympathy to Janice. At our 50 th high school reunion this summer I got to chat with David. We also sat with another SSPP graduate so there was talk about growing up in the neighborhood and we had some laughs. I told him how Janice gave me her Trixie Belden books when she was done with them. He was quiet but seemed to be enjoying himself. It was a nice memory for me. RIP David.