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Obituary: John “Jack” Brady Sr., 79

Apr 05, 2018 06:12AM ● By Theresa Gilman

John “Jack” Brady Sr.

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”. 

 Arrangements were entrusted to the Edgar J. Racicot Funeral Home, Dracut, MA. 
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