Charles Brady Obituary, Death – We are saddened to inform you that Charles A. Brady, Jr., a prominent member of the Point Pleasant community, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The legacy of love, kindness, generosity, and unflagging positivity that Charley, as he was fondly known, leaves behind at the age of 88 will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Charley made a remarkable impact on the world throughout his life after being born in West Orange, New Jersey.
He graduated with honors from both St. Benedict’s Prep and Seton Hall University and placed second in the state in wrestling in 1952. Charley felt called to the priesthood and spent the years 1966–1972 working at both St. Peter Claver Parish in Montclair and Holy Spirit Parish in Orange. During the Civil Rights movement, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leaving an indelible mark on the community. Charley’s impact on youth sports was significant, resulting in multiple regional, state, and national titles and the formation of the groundbreaking drill team The Soul Stompers.
In 1973, Charley married the woman of his dreams, Carmie, and boldly decided to leave the priesthood to do so. Charley and his wife collaborated on a moving chapter of hope and courage that was included in his book “I Will Live, My Children Need Me.” Charley’s contributions to the community as a Certified Financial Planner, founder of Associated Financial Planners, Inc., and generous benefactor didn’t end after Carmie’s death in 2004.
Charley’s generosity to the community is reflected in the many awards he has received, including Irishman of the Year in 2008. He was a devout supporter of the Pt. Boro Panthers and an honored associate of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh. Charley and his sons established the Carmie Brady Foundation in her memory to aid sick children in their community through the power of volunteerism.
Charley is remembered fondly by his loving children, Matt, Scott, and Pat, and by his five grandchildren, Caitlin, Patrick, Sean, Keira, and Ryan. He is also survived by his brother Robert and a host of relatives and friends who considered him family. O’Brien Funeral Home in Brick will be hosting a visitation on Friday, November 17th, from 3-7 pm. On Saturday, November 18th, at 10 am, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Bay Head. To carry on Charley’s legacy of helping sick children, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Carmie Brady Foundation.