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John (Pat) Patrick Bradley

July 3, 1940 - October 28, 2022

It is with profound sadness that the family of Pat Bradley announces his sudden and unexpected passing on October 28, 2022, at age 82.

Born July 3, 1940, in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Pat was one of four children of the late John and Mary Bradley. He is survived by Geri, the love of his life for 62 years. Pat was the proud loving father of Scott Bradley (Claudia) of Newark, DE and Megan Bradley (Alex) of Newark, DE. He is also survived by his three sisters, Jane Dietrich (Arlen dec.), Sue Manning (Jim) and Betsy Funk (Bud) along with many loved nieces and nephews.

After graduating high school Pat enlisted in the Navy and served on the Destroyer U.S.S. Compton. During his time in the Navy, Pat was educated in the new field of computers. After serving he was hired by Burroughs (Unisys) where he spent his entire professional life.

Pat was a humble man of very strong values and faith. He served Our Lady of Fatima Church in numerous capacities, the most fun of which was the June Fair.

Everyone who knew Pat felt his big heart, selflessness, and genuine giving nature. A man who loved his family and friends he could always be found with a cheerful positive attitude, offering kind words and a bright smile. He truly loved people and enjoyed their company, everyone he met he treated as a friend. Pats level of intelligence and skill was amazing. A hard worker and perfectionist he always said if someone else could do it, so could he. Pat loved to read and learn new things. He had an extensive vocabulary which always helped him win when playing his favorite game of scrabble with family. Being a remarkable cook, he loved spending time in the kitchen creating meals for his family especially during the holiday season. Everything that he made was delicious, but his homemade barbecue ribs were to die for.

Pats life was a testimony to how we should all live with others always coming first, treating people with kindness, and expressing patience and compassion. Throughout his life he earned the respect of so many because of his honesty, warm heartedness, and true generosity.

We will miss you dearly with each passing day…….

A mass will be offered on Saturday, November 12 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 801 North DuPont Boulevard, New Castle, Delaware 19720.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who wish make a donation to Delaware SPCA, www.delspca.org, or Faithful Friends, faithfulfriends.us, in memory of Mickey, Cinder, Cosmo, Diamonds, Sherman and Cheyenne, as there was never an animal that did not bring a smile to Pat’s face.

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  • Pat was not just a giving, loving neighbor, he was a big part of our family which extended to my sister and brother in law Roy and Judy Brimer who he met thru Fatima. He helped build a room for their son Kenny and became close to Roy. But most invaluable, he allowed his daughter Meghan to baby sit our children Megan and Brent. Meghan would come on vacations with us and both Pat and Geri were a big part of our lives loving our children and spending dinners and holidays together. He was a world of knowledge and taught us to enjoy life and never stop learning! Our sincere condolences to Geri, Meghan and Scott and Claudia.

    Lonie and Geoff

    Lonie and Geoff Sculley

  • Pat was a dear friend to my brother Don Miles and his wife Camille. Pat,
    Geri, Don and Camile loved going out to dinner together then playing a rowdy game of dominoes. I know he will be greatly missed by all.

  • Happy Homecoming Mr. Bradley. Christians know Our Lord has a room prepared for each of us and I believe your’s may be near the Kitchen in Heaven. May your loved ones find Peace in knowing you are back Home with your Heavenly Father. We all belong to God and God takes care of what is His.
    With Prayers

  • He was and always will be good friend of mine.
    God Bless the Bradley Family.

  • Geri, Scott & Megan…I am so very sorry for the loss of Mr. Bradley. I’m sorry that I am not able to attend his memorial services…I will be out of state on Friday. My thoughts are with all of you…hold tight to the many wonderful memories that you have of him. His obituary made me smile…especially the list of pets…what a great tribute. Warmest Regards…Dicky 🙂

  • Our condolences goes out to you Geri and family. We had the best back yard neighbors. We always enjoy talking to you guys while raking all those leaves. 😂 if there anything we can do please let us know. Our prayers are we you.

  • It is with great shock and sadness that I have just recently learned of Pat’s passing. He and his wife Geri, and their children were a big part of our Fatima family. He will be sadly missed. My sincere thoughts and prayers for this wonderful man go out to his dear family and many friends.

  • It is with profound sadness to hear of John (Pat) passing. Our family sends prayers to the entire family.

  • Sending thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Uncle Pat. I have fond childhood memories of stomping around the back yard looking at plants, flowers, rocks, trees and leaves. Not everyone has memories of childhood moments. I appreciate having these memories still in my mind after 40 years. Thank you Uncle Pat for being so kind and giving me these memories that I can share now as a tribute to your life. May you find peace in heaven above.

  • It sounds as though he was a wonderful man and I wi sh could have known him!! I’m sorry for his family!
    God bless, cousin Geri!

  • We are so very sorry for your Great loss. We never got
    The chance to meet him, but wish we had! He sounds like he loved well & he was well loved…a great man….