Lawrence, MA - John "Jack" Brady Sr., age 79, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family and precious cat Keno by his side. Jack was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, attended Lawrence Public Schools and retired from the Lawrence Housing Authority as a painter. One of Jack's favorite pastimes was playing his lifelong friend, Jack O'Leary, in afternoon cribbage. Jack was an avid card player and always enjoyed a challenging game of 45s (railroad), and poker. Jack was a member of the Methuen VFW 8349, where he was known as the "Keno King." He was a multi-talented musician and most of all loved entertaining his family playing his guitar and harmonica. In addition to playing many instruments, one of his greatest accomplishment was the song he wrote for his loving wife, "Please Believe in me Marie." In the summer months Jack could be found vacationing with his family at Salisbury Beach or at home by the pool with his three Labrador retrievers, Bailey, Lacey, and Pal by his side, and spending time with friends, new and old. Jack was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Maria (Lemieux) Brady, and is survived by his, sister, Carol O'Leary; brother, Dave Duemmling; brother-in-law, Gary and his wife Joanne Lemieux; sister-in-law, Jeannette and husband Roger LaPlume; brother-in-law, Billy Lemieux and significant other, Jean Soucy; five children, Jack Brady Jr., Donna and her husband Ernie Desrocher, Debbie and her husband Bobby Nadeau, Michael "Mickey" Brady, Diane Brady and her significant other Dennis Valley; six grandchildren, David, Ryan, Jessica, Amy, Amanda, Kristopher; eight great-grandchildren; and longtime family friend David Dion. He will sadly be missed by his many nieces, nephews, and friends that he loved and adored. He will be forever remembered as the beloved "Papa Jack."
A funeral service will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at Edgar
J. Racicot Funeral Home, Dracut, Mass. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence, Mass. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed to call on Tuesday, April 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Edgar J. Racicot Funeral Home, 1400 Broadway Road, Dracut, MA.
Published on April 2, 2018