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Patrick Brady

Born: Wed., Jan. 29, 1936
Died: Tue., Jan. 1, 2013


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 06, 2013
Location: Gosselin Funeral Home


Funeral Service

8:30 AM Mon., Jan. 07, 2013
Location: Gosselin Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

9:30 AM Mon., Jan. 07, 2013
Location: St. Helena RC Church


Interment

10:45 AM Mon., Jan. 07, 2013
Location: St. Gertrude Cemetery


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Patrick J Brady died Tuesday while running a 5K in Westfield at the age of 76. Patrick was born in Jersey City resided in Colonia for 24 years moving to Woolwich 4 years ago.
He worked as an Accountant for Alcatel-Lucent for 38 years retiring 19 years ago.  Pat was a member Central Jersey Runners Club, Cranford.
Patrick was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret Brady.
Surviving is his wife of 51 years Bertha (Azevedo) Brady, his son Kevin Brady and his wife Christi of Logan Twp also 4 granddaughters Carolyn, Amanda, Brenna and Kathleen also his siblings Peter Brady of New Milford, NJ, Genevieve McCawley of Bogota, NJ, Thomas Brady of Murrells Inlet SC, and Bernadette Lynch of Whitehouse, NJ.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 8:30AM at the GOSSELIN FUNERAL HOME, 660 New Dover Road, Edison, followed by a 9:30AM Mass at St. Helen RC Church, Colonia.  Entombment St Gertrude Cemetery Colonia.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3PM to 7PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations in his loving memory to the American Heart Association.

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John Bergacs
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of my good friend Pat. I enjoyed all the years that Pat and I ran together in Edison and Colonia. His friendship meant a great deal to me.

I was hoping to see Pat in 2013 when I will be able to start running again. I will keep him and all of his family in my prayers.

John Bergacs

Sheronda Gilder
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
I was there at the race, My condolences to the Family..

Vicki White
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
Dear Family, I did not know Mr. Brady personally but I was one of the participants at the Hangover 5k in Westfield. I just want to express my condolences. Sending my prayers to the family.

David Lazarus
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
I am still in shock and deeply saddened by what I witnessed on New Years Day. Pat was a tremendously nice man, who was very proud of his family. I have probably seen him at over 100 races during the last 25 years and we always exchanged greetings, sometimes warming up together. The last words we ever said were about 30 minutes before the race when he noted that he was surprised at the amount of snow in the park.

Many people have expressed the sentiment that he died doing something he enjoyed but that is tempered by the terrible reality that we won't see him at races and other running events and a great husband,father,brother and grandfather is gone.

RIP Patrick.

Enrique Vinas
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
To the Brady Family, my deepest condolences. I did not know Mr. Brady but I was at the 5k race and thought to myself, "what an inspiration of a man" I was proud to be running that day and hoped to emulate his dedication & strength. I said a prayer for him and wish him a happy pace in Heaven. -EV

Glenn Jacobs
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Just a great guy. Despite his loss it is easy to remember the good.
Knew him from races going back to the 80's. I live in northern New Jersey, and we would often talk about Jersey City and Hudson County in addition to the running.
Really enjoyed his company and the pleasant competiton we always had with each other.

John Gabinelli and Linda Seveneant
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
John and I are members of Central Jersey Road Runners club. We would like to express our great sympathy to Patricks's family as well as his extended family at CJRRC. He will be greatly missed by all.

Margot Goodson
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Dear Kevin & family,
Please accept my deepsest condolences on ths loss of your beloved patriarch. May God bless you in your grieving, and grant you peace through great memories shared. I hope that you will find comfort in the prayers and support of us all. Be blessed!

BILL WELSH
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Dear Family - Please accept our prayers and sympathy. Bill O'Brien
and myself, Bill Welsh were teamates of Pat's in many races.
We are deeply sorry for your loss and our's of a good friend
Sincerely,
Bill Welsh

Charlene and Owen McNamara
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Dear Kevin and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Charlene and Owen McNamara

Ken and Maureen Mottau
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
To Kevin and the Brady Family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your Dad. It hits home as you know for me. I remember when you visited us in November and we talked about our parents. You spoke of how proud both you and he was of his 19 marathons both NYC and Boston if I recall and the great relationship you had. Cherish those memories. You and the Brady family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Sympahty - Ken and Maureen

Anna Tehlewitz
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Dear Kevin and Family:

My deepest sympathy for your loss. May wonderful memories of your father/grandfather be of comfort during this very sad time. God's blessing and peace be with you.

Ken and Maureen Mottau
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
To Kevin and the Brady Family, our sincere condolences for the loss of your Dad. I remember when you visited us in November and we talked about our parents. You spoke of how proud both you and he was of his 19 marathons both NYC and Boston if I recall, his passion for running and the great relationship you both had. Cherish those memories. You and the Brady family are in our thoughts and prayers for your loss during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy - Ken and Maureen

Michele Coyne
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
To the Brady Family -- I am so sorry for your loss. While I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Brady, I happened to line up next to him at the start of the 5K on New Years Day. We chatted for a few minutes about the course; he mentioned that the course had changed a few times over the years and I mentioned this was my first time running the race. He asked me where the starting line was and when I pointed it out, he remarked with a smile that he didn't start up at the front anymore. It was a brief chat but, as a new runner, it helped me to calm some pre-race jitters. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Michele Coyne, Westfield, NJ

Natasha Mack
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
My deepest condolences and sympathies to the family. I was present at the race and although, I didn't know Patrick personally, I am deeply saddened by this. May Patrick rest in peace, and may the family find solace that he was doing something he loved.

Fran Libasci and Tom Brand
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Words just don't do justice to express how deep the loss of Patrick is to us. We have so many pleasant memories of seeing Patrick at races and enjoying even a few brief minutes chatting before or after. Every event was just a little bit nicer and just a little bit friendlier when Patrick was there. We knew that Patrick loved being a part of our Central Jersey Road Runners Club and the running community, in general, especially after he moved over 100 miles away and he would still travel back for races.

When I asked him at one early morning race "what time did you leave to get here?" and then "why?", he simply responded "this is what I enjoy doing".

We send our deepest sympathies to his wife, Bertha, his son, Kevin and the rest of his family. We thank them all for allowing Patrick to touch so many lives in such a positive way.

Fran Libasci and Tom Brand


John & Susan Bouchard
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Your father must have been an inspiration to a lot of people. So sorry to hear about his passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts.








































































Joshua Keena
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
To the Brady family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the untimely passing of Patrick. His lifelong commitment to running was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to those that share his dedication to the sport. Patrick will be missed, and his memory will serve as an exemplar of devotion to the running community.
Sincerely,
Joshua Keena

Teresa Lyp
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
I did not personally know but I was one of the participants in the 5k that day. I remember passing by the comotion and findng out the news of his passing is so grief sticken. Reading the other codolences of those who knew him, he seems like a wonderful man.

I noticed donations were to be made to the American "Heart Association. I am a Physical Education teacher and am coordinating a Jump Rope for Heart event at my school which benefits the American Heart Association. I'd like to make Pat our special intention this year. I'd love to get more information about his life to show my students how prescious life it and how inportant donations are.

Feel free to email me...

thoughts and prayers will be with you

Angela Lynch
   Posted Sat January 05, 2013
I was very saddened to hear of Mr. Brady's passing. Though I didn't know him personally, I was a participant at the Hangover 5K and also a member of CJRRC. I recently lost my father so I know how painful it is to lose someone close. Please try and remember the good times. It's obvious from reading everyone's posts that Mr. Brady left a lasting impression on those he met. May he R.I.P.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Angela Lynch

Coralyn Gorlicki
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
I send my deepest sympathy to the family. I am a member of CJRRC and was working at a water stop during the race, but did not know Mr. Brady personally. From what I have read about him, his passing must be a great loss to his family.

Cheryl Wickham
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
Dear Brady Family,

Like many others who have posted, I did not know your father personally, but was a fellow participant in your father's last 5K. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. I have had many loved ones pass away in my life and even when they are doing something they love at the time, I know it is still hard to accept the loss. My sincerest condolences.

Scott Friedman
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
I did not know Patrick, but I ran the 5K and want to express my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can only imagine what a great man Patrick was.

Joanne Misci
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Dear Kevin and family,

My deepest sympathies on the sudden loss of your father. May your good memories of him comfort all of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Joanne and Lindsey Misci

Fernando Vissani
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Dear Family,
I did not personally know Patrick, but I had seen him running in some races and I would like to join my fellow club members and runners to express my sympathy and deepest condolences. May God bring you comfort in these difficult times.
Fernando Vissani
Union

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