Edmond J. Brady, age 82 years, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Kingston. He was the husband of Mary (Murphy) Brady. Ed was born in Somerville, to the late Dorothy Margaret (McCarthy) and Walter Joseph Brady on January 6, 1939. Ed proudly served in the United States Coast Guard (USCG), which he joined in January 1956. After attending boot camp and radio school, he started his career as a radioman at USCG Brant Point in Nantucket. His service brought him around the world including a tour of duty in Vietnam and posts in Argentia, Newfoundland; Juneau, Alaska; Boston, Mass.; Governors Island, New York; Washington, D.C;. and Honolulu, Hawaii. He was the first USCG member to be assigned to the Navy Security Group in San Diego, Calif. where he served for three years. He returned to Massachusetts to serve as Commanding Officer of the USCG Communications Station NMF Marshfield. In 1986, Ed retired as Lieutenant Commander. An avid reader and an expert on Coast Guard communications, he remained active in supporting the Coast Guard, which was a lifelong passion, up to his passing. In addition to his loving wife Mary, he is survived by his children Kenneth Patrick Brady (Laureen) of Plymouth and Catherine A. Brady of Charlestown; his grandchildren Samantha, Patrick and Aidan Brady; Hayden, Austin and Landon Grant; his brother Walter Joseph Brady and cousin Joseph G. Brady. He was the brother of the late Thomas and Francis Donald Brady. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Peter's Church, Plymouth. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of Massachusetts, Connery Ave., Bourne, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Rd., Stonington, CT 06378.
Published by The Patriot Ledger on Jul. 24, 2021.