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 10, 2020
    KENNY MOORE says:
    No one could ask for a better friend than Gerry Bradley. I worked both for and with Gerry at Sea-Land. We remained close post Sea-Land and into our respective retirements. We talked about every 3 weeks or so and I will so miss those conversations. My joy is that he is with Susan again. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.

  • September 10, 2020
    KENNY MOORE says:
    Gerry was the best friend a person could ask for. I worked for and with him at Sea-Land and we remained very close post Sea-Land and into our respective retirements. We talked about every 3 weeks or so and I will so much miss those conversations. My joy is that he is now with Susan again. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  • September 10, 2020
    Larry Yunt says:
    Gerry Rod, I am so saddened by the loss of your father. I was blessed to have worked with Gerry at Sea-land for more than 30 years. We and our families shared a wonderful experience when living in Taiwan in the late 80's. He was a gentle giant who kept everyone in the room at ease with his great stories and non stop deep laughter, Was fortunate to have spent the better part of a week with Gerry at Spring training in Phoenix following tragic loss of your mother. I don't think I ever laughed so much exchanging Sea-Land memories with he and Kenny Moore while our Dodgers repeatedly took down the Giants. Gerry was a good boss and a wonderful friend. He will be missed by many.

  • September 10, 2020
    Michael Thompson says:
    It was always so exciting to see Uncle Jerry. He would keep the local Chinese restaurants in business, and couldn’t wait to school me in a game of darts. Extremely accommodating in his home, if you didn’t feel welcome, well then you were just at the wrong address. I will miss him dearly, and wish the best for my cousins and their families.

  • September 10, 2020
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