Robert C. “Brad” Bradbury, Jr., age 74

of Braintree

Robert C. “Brad” Bradbury, Jr., age 74

Robert C. “Brad” Bradbury, Jr., age 74, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Saturday, October 7, 2023 at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Braintree. He was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1967. He was also a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in 1971 and later received his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton.

He had served as a minister and pastor in various greater Boston churches for many years, most recently as associate pastor of the First Church in Weymouth. He was genuinely interested in everyone and loved his ministry of caring for others.

As a child and adolescent, he grew up in the faith community of the Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy where he maintained many lasting friendships.

Brad also worked in healthcare as a phlebotomist at several hospitals.

Brad was an exceptionally loving, devoted, and compassionate human being to all he crossed paths with. He was a man of great kindness and character. Brad was a lover of history and took great pride in maintaining his immaculate home and beautiful yard. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends.

Beloved son of the late Ruth J. (MacBeth) Bradbury.

Devoted brother of Donna Ross and her husband Peter of Norton, Dayna L. Scribi and her husband Michael of Hanover, and the late Graham Bradbury and his surviving wife Ginni of Escondido, Calif.

Robert is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and their families.

Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, October 23, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

For those who wish, donations in Brad’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • What a kind soul and beautiful person! Forever in our prayers! We will miss Brad dearly!

  • We have lost a wonderful caring person. Life won’t be the same without Brad in our lives. God bless you love, Muriel

  • God rest you you’re goodness and kindness and wit wont be forgotten missing you and dear d

  • Brad, you will always be a great friend of my family & me! I’m sure Heavens Doors were wide open when you arrived home in Heaven. What a reunion that must of been! Go d Bless you Brad!

  • Bob was such a gentle, kind and wonderful person. A good friend, thoughtful and a faithful follower of Christ. I will miss him. But I’m happy for him, he is where he’s wanted to be for a while now.

  • Brad. May your gentle soul rest in peace in God’s loving arms I will miss our neighborhood chats. Bless You

  • I had the pleasure of working with Robert at Quincy Hospital. Such a wonderful man. We had many good memories from those days. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish the fond memories. He is at peace. Fondly, Darlene Rich

  • So many memories of my teenage years. Brad was my first huge crush. “When we all get to heaven what a glorious day that will be. ” See you then Brad.

  • There is a common theme to the words being expressed about my uncle Brad. Kind, compassionate, thoughtful, caring, funny, and the positive words go on. I will do my best to honor my uncle Brad by embodying his qualities to the best of my abilities. I am so very lucky to have had Brad as a major influence in my life.

  • I met Brad at ENC. He became an instant friend of mine. He s tarted me on my career path in Special Education after telling me about a volunteer opportunity at St. Coletta’s Day School .
    We kept in touch periodically, over the years and I worked with his mother and aunt at East Middle School in Braintree.
    Brad was in my wedding. Of all the people I have ever met or have known he stands out as one of the greatest. God will truly welcome him .A truly spiritual person, I once asked him if he was ever frightened. He responded with, ” No, Jesus is always with me.”
    My love for him is truly strengthened by the knowledge that he is with the Lord.