James M. “Jimmy” Bradley passed away on September 7, 2022 at the age of 58. He was a longtime resident of Folcroft.
Loving son of James P. and Margaret T. (nee Shields). Dear brother of Nancy (Ray) Williams and the late Winifred Ann. Survived by his nieces and nephews: T.J. Gormley, Taylor Gormley, Jason Williams and Justin Williams. Also survived by his Godmother, Aunt Cassie Shields; with whom he enjoyed many laughs and bantering. He will also be missed by many friends and members of his extended family.
He is welcomed home into heaven by his pop-pop and mom-mom John and Mary Bradley and his grandpop and grandmom John and Winnie Shields.
He was a longtime and faithful employee of Community Interactions (CI).
While working at CI, he enjoyed doing Meals on Wheels and being the maintenance man in the organization. He especially enjoyed spending time with all of his close friends and co-workers, especially Diane, Carmen, and Melanie. We give much thanks to his friends and support staff for the many adventures through the years.
Jimmy was an active member of Pennsylvania’s Special Olympics in Delaware County – competing in swimming, bowling, and Bocce events.
In the past, he enjoyed spending many summers at Driftwood Campground in Cape May County NJ.
Jimmy was proud of his Irish roots and has made many special friends along his travels around the world. There was never a soul that he met that did not mean the world to him. He never met a cup of coffee he did not like. His thermos would be filled to the brim at any chance, but he would always leave just enough for his dad to have a small cup.
If you knew him, you know he is the original ‘gadget guy’; and always enjoyed getting the latest and most unique technology. He had his IT guys (his nephews) and the IT girl (his niece), on the chance the guys weren’t around. He was also a consummate Philadelphia sports fan, with all of his clothing gear, from his shoes to his hats, and any accessory you could imagine. He was always a fan no matter the score or outcome of any game.
He was an avid food lover, and a connoisseur of his sister’s homemade mac’n cheese. He especially loved his weekend night adventures with his brother-in-law as well, including his favorite ‘fro-yo’ stop. The daily banter in his home will dearly be missed by his mom and his dad. They are and always will be his number 1’s. From Christmas Eve shopping with dad, to having his own personal tailor and nurse with mom. He received the best of the best love every day, and will be missed dearly by his buddy Snowflake.
A special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at CMOH in Broomall, PA; for the care they provided over the past few years.
He will always hold a huge place in our hearts.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Thursday after 8:30 am at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood followed by a Funeral Mass Thursday 10:00 am in the church of St. George, Glenolden. Int. SS. Peter & Paul. Friends may call at Cavanagh’s Wed. evening 6:00-8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Community Interactions, 740 S. Chester Rd., Swarthmore, PA 19081 or at https://www.ciinc.org/