Gerard Cucci Bradley

June 27, 1946 - September 5, 2020
Gerard Cucci Bradley

Gerard C. Bradley, originally from Jersey City, NJ, passed away in his home in Wilmington, NC on Saturday, September 5, 2020, completing his journey of 74 years.

He served his country in the Navy from 1966 to 1970 aboard the USS Suribachi. After his honorable discharge he joined Sea Land Service, a multi-national maritime transportation organization. In a career that spanned over 40 years, he held numerous executive positions that took him and his family across the country, and around the world.

An avid reader, great cook, world traveler and animal lover, he held a special place for his late cat Clovis. He was a lifelong fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Celtics and the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins.

He was preceded in death by his wife Susan Bradley (nee Thompson), his parents Robert and Vera, and his brothers Robert and John. He is survived by his sons Gerard Joseph of Atlanta Georgia (Belen Bradley, children Mia and Pablo), Steven of Charlotte, North Carolina (Lucia Pinheiro), Christopher of Morristown, New Jersey (Carmela Bradley, children Elina and Maile) and Andrew of Corpus Christi, Texas (Nina Bradley, children Matthew, Emma, AJ, Luke and Grace).

In lieu of flowers, donations to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, of which he was a long time benefactor, would be appreciated.

A time of visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 4:00PM till 6:00PM, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • August 31, 2022
    Gregg Kaufman says:
    I had the opportunity to work for Gerry in the '90's at Sea-Land. Gerry taught me important life lessons about character and values. He truly cared about people and it felt like his greatest joy was to assist in their development. He personified quiet strength. His attention to detail did not go unnoticed. I am the better for having known him. My condolences to his family and all those that knew and loved him.

  • September 10, 2020
    Joseph E Monico Jr. says:
    I only met him once, he seemed nice and had very a wonderful smile and soft skin.

  • September 15, 2020
    Angela & Richard Grano says:
    Gerry and his wife, Susan, we’re dear friends of ours in SeaScape. The first time, we ate at their table, we were amazed at the most Italian “gravy” sauce he, a nice Irish gent made. Sitting around the table was always enjoyable with plenty of laughter. Gerry had a kindred spirit and a gentle way about him. I’ll never never when he volunteered to be the Head Chef at our community, SeaScape for an Italian Night Special event. Once again, his “gravy” was delicious beyond words. He received many kudos from the “gravy” to the Lemon Chicken Cutlets to the Meatballs. Needless to say, the event was the best and a very memorable one at that! We will surely miss our dear, sweet friend, Gerry! Our condolences to his sons, Gerard, Stephen, Chris and Drew and their families. May he Rest In Peace!

  • September 15, 2020
    Jim Kuhn says:
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Gerry was a neighbor in Seascape and a very good friend. We played b-ball together and loved discussing politics. My wife Liz and I had many nice dinners with your Mom and Dad. Gerry was a very caring man and I know he was a wonderful Dad. When we became friends none of you boys were married and he kidded about never having grandkids! Boy did that change!! He always loved talking about his family. He will be greatly missed.

  • September 14, 2020
    Jerry Cople says:
    In reading through the emails and in comments here, the word "friend" is used by all. Yes, Gerry was a true friend, not just a good guy but one you could trust and/or count on no matter what. So two big guys, one with a "G" and the other with a "J". one from metro New Jersey and the other from a small farming community in California but we both worked in Brooklyn! God love ya Gerry Bradley. Rest in Peace.