Thomas John Brady, age 71, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC. Inurnment will follow at St. Bernadette Catholic Columbarium.
Tom was born in the Bronx, NY to John & Marjorie Brady. He was an awesome son, brother, husband, father, & grandfather. Graduating from Cardinal Hayes HS, he joined the US Marine Corps, serving from 1961 to 1966. He was stationed at MCAS-Cherry Point. He graduated from ECU in NC. He lived & worked in Denver, CO; Portland, OR; & Concord, CA. Later, upon retiring to NC, he enjoyed visits to the Cherry Point Air Show with his grandson.
He was predeceased by his parents; & his sister, Sr. Patricia Brady, RCD.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie Brady; daughters, Laura Brady of Portland, OR & Allison Lawrence (Shawn) of Holly Springs, NC. He reveled in his role as “Grandpa” to Zachary Lawrence. Tom also leaves his sister, Jeanne Grey (George); nephew, Michael Grey (Christine), & many other extended family members.
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Tom’s successful career in software security sales required travel, but his retirement afforded him the opportunity to visit 6 continents (Antarctica his favorite), 44 countries, all states but N & S Dakota. At home, he was an active member of the Devils Ridge Golf Club, serving on its Board of Governors. He truly enjoyed league golf with the MGA. An avid “Irish” sports fan, he was fortunate to attend many Notre Dame Football games in South Bend. Tom will be greatly missed, & the memories of the time he spent with his family & friends will be cherished.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Marydell Faith & Life Center, 640 North Midland Ave, Nyack, NY 10960 or Pretty in Pink Foundation, 6500 Creedmoor Rd. #106, Raleigh, NC 27613.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com