Charles W. (Brad) Bradley Jr. died on Wednesday morning, June 7 at his home in Oak Bluffs. He is survived by the love of his life and as he still called her, his bride, Mary Ann (Roberts) Bradley.

Brad was born in Lynn on March 6, 1933, the son of Charles W. Bradley Sr. and Florence M. (Fowler) Bradley. He enlisted in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. After his discharge Charles re-enlisted with the Air Force for another four years as an MP stationed in the Azores, Andrews Air Force Base, Westover Air Force Base and Camp McCoy.

When he returned he attended Northeastern University, graduating in 1979. He worked as a superintendent of the U.S. Postal Service for 24 years, and also worked as a salesman for Paine Furniture and the mailroom supervisor for American Student Assistance. Brad loved his family dearly, adored his girlfriend (as he addressed his wife of over 60 years) and enjoyed deep sea fishing. He was a member and past president of the Sea and Surf Anglers’ Club in Boston and the sister club Blue Water Anglers in Bermuda.

In retirement, Brad continued to give of himself as a Eucharistic minister, and volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Oak Bluffs Senior Center, Birthright, and anytime someone needed a helping hand. He had an outsized sense of humor, and was extremely witty; no one was spared and he endeared all whether you met him for the first time, or he knew you a lifetime.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their children: Lynda Bradley-Guerra of Ellicott City, Md.; Charles W. Bradley 3rd and his wife, Tolu, of Milton; Susan Ifill and her wife, Lynell James, of West Orange, N.J.; and John W. R. Bradley of Roxbury. He is survived by his sisters Carole Smith, Deanna (Dee Dee) Davis, and Deborah Potter and her husband, Timothy; his seven grandchildren: Sean, Jason, Christopher, Nicole, Monique, Joshua and Julia; and his three great-

grandchildren, Michael, Eva and James. He was predeceased by his siblings Michael Bradley, Ellen Bradley, and Edward Bradley.

His funeral Mass was held on Monday, June 12 at St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth.

Donations may be made in his memory to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 1747, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. An online guestbook is available at