Richard N. Brady (1935 - 2017)

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NEW LONDON – Richard N. Brady, 82, of New London, died at his home Thursday, December 28, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with metastatic prostate cancer.  

Born in Orange, N.J. on December 2, 1935, he was the son of the late H. Neill and Marion (Jacobus) Brady.  He was a 1953 graduate of Clifford J. Scott High School in East Orange, N,J,, attended Holderness School in 1954, and UNH from 1955-56.  Dick served in the USA National Guard from 1958 to 1964.  

He was a summer resident in New London from 1950 to 1955 working at Twin Lake Villa.  He worked at A.S. Little and Son Garage and Kidder Garage before joining Kearsarge Telephone Company in 1961.  Kearsarge Telephone Company became TDS and Dick was manager there until 1996 when he retired.  During his tenure there he was responsible for many innovations, including bringing cable television to the New London area.  In 2014 he was inducted into the Telephone Association of New England Hall of Fame "In recognition of outstanding contribution to the Telephone Industry of New England".  

Dick loved and was active in his community of New London.  He was a member of The First Baptist Church and for many years until November of this year sang in the choir.  He was a member of The Boys Club of New London,  Lions Club, Rotary International, the Outing Club, New London Fire Department volunteer, Lake Sunapee Country Club, the Profile Auto League and a Founding member  of the Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association.  He loved golf, hockey, the Ice House Museum, working with fellow classmates on Clifford J. Scott reunions, model railroading, winter in Florida, Ocean Park, Maine, gardening, photography, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, New England Sports (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins), attending children's and grandchildren's events, and his many friends.   

Most of all he loved his family in all its many facets.  He will be remembered by them as loving, supportive, generous, meticulous, as well as hard-working, practical, conservative, and sometimes a bit stubborn. A very brief description of him would be that he was a very kind and caring person. 

Those he leaves behind who will dearly miss him are his long time and loving partner, Linda Myers; his sister, Barbara Brady Conn of Surprise, Ariz.; his sons, Mark (Cindy) Brady of New London and Alan (Brenda) Brady of Wilmot; and his daughter, and Jill Salvail of Eliot, Maine.  He also leaves his grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Alissa Brady Megee, Nicholas Brady, Clare Brady, James Brady, Brady Salvail, Brooke Salvail and Matthew Brady; as well as his niece Sarah Conn and a step-grandson, Sean Harrington.   

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Beverly Nichols Brady, and by his nephew, Brady Conn.  

Services with a reception following will be held Friday, January 5, at 1 p.m. at The  First Baptist Church, 461 Main Street, New London. 

In lieu of flowers,  contributions may be made in his memory to the Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association, PO Box 1771 or to the Ice House Museum, PO Box 299, both in New London, NH  03257.

To sign an online guestbook please visit chadwickfuneralservice.com.
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Published in The Concord Monitor on Dec. 30, 2017
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