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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  • September 14, 2020
    Jerry Cople says:
    Remembering Gerry Bradley

  • September 14, 2020
    All our love joe and marie monico says:
    Dear Gerard we were so sorry to hear of your fathers passing,our prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in peace

  • September 11, 2020
    Bill Niemann says:
    To The Bradley Kids! Very saddened by the news of your Dad's passing, so many of us at SeaLand, Maersk, and within the industry considered Gerry much more than a business associate but a true and loyal friend! Am sure you know that Dad and you guys were in Korea when I was there circa 1982-84 but we all go way back to his NYC/ELZ days and Japan/Korea/Taiwan and on and on. He was a regular at my poker matches in Morristown (Rod was there as well?) plus more games at his NJ house which may have included both Rod and Chris? A man of personal integrity, respect for others, a tireless worker.....he will be missed by so many of us, a true friend always!

  • September 10, 2020
    Chris Dianora says:
    I met Gerry my very first day at Sealand back in 1988. He, along with Frank Caradonna, took me to lunch – 3 days that week to get me acclimated to my new surroundings. It was then that I realized he had the storytelling “gift” and I was an eager subject listening and learning. He made me laugh (many times), but also took me under his wing to show me the ropes. I worked with him again at Maersk, and will always be thankful for the two World Series Tickets he gave me in 2001 when the Yankees beat the Mets in the Subway Series; tickets no doubt destined to a sizable customer! He was a good man to the core, and watching the tribute video was heartwarming to see the love he had for his family and grandchildren. He will be missed. My condolences to Gerard and all of the Bradley family.

  • September 07, 2020
    Robert Schorr says:
    Gerry been my friend since 2009. We had lunch and shopped for furniture on Friday the day before he passed. We talked and laughed. Often vehemently disagreeing on politics we remained good friends throughout these stressful times. Gerry and I travelled to Las Vegas and took a trip to Cuba. We enjoyed going to restaurants. We played poker with friends here and in Holden Beach. His poker buddies thought highly of him though he often took everyone's money. He will be missed by all of us.