Obituary of Terence C Brady, III
Terence Christian Brady, III
Beloved Husband and Father
Terence (Terry) C. Brady III, 55, passed away on Thursday, December 18 after a courageous battle with cancer. Terry was born on June 6, 1959 to Jane (Leffler) and Terence C. Brady, Jr. The second of four children, he was raised in Fanwood and Westfield along with sisters Nancy and Wendy, and brother Daniel.
Terry was a life-long member of the Roman Catholic Church. His dedication started at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Fanwood, then Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountainside where he was a Eucharistic minister. For the last 11 years, he was a devote member of St. James Church in Basking Ridge, where he served as an usher.
Terry met the love of his life, Ms. Audrey Hlipala, at his first job after completing his MBA. They married in September of 1990 and brought twin sons, Joseph T. Brady and Christian E. Brady, into the world in 1997. As a dedicated husband, Terry cherished his life journey with Audrey. Together, they explored the world. With all of his professional accomplishments, there was nothing more important to him than family, with whom he created a lifetime of memories through countless adventures.
As a father, Terry was extremely active in the lives of his boys. He guided their development with his gentle hand and strength as a leader. He was a dedicated fan at his son's numerous activities. Terry derived great pleasure from coaching his boys on the same basketball team. As an involved Boy Scout volunteer, he helped navigate their progression through the ranks in Boy Scouts, leaving them to complete their final Eagle Award requirements. He was most proud that his boys have grown to be such strong young men and leaders themselves.
Terry graduated from Westfield HS in 1977. He ran winter and spring track, giving a best time of 1:57 seconds in the half mile. For quite some time, he also held the school record for the 3/4 mile distance medley. In 1976, as Captain of the Cross Country team, he led them to win the All Group State Championship. Terry was both an athlete and a scholar, and after graduating, headed to Notre Dame.
While at Notre Dame, he studied finance and accounting, and graduated in 1981 with Bachelor of Business Administration. He was a resident of Alumni Hall where he served as Eucharistic Minister. After college, he became active in his alumni association as treasurer of the Notre Dame Club of Central New Jersey, and later served as its President. He then obtained his MBA from Seton Hall University in 1987 while remaining active with the alumni association. In 1996, he was awarded the ND club award of the year.
After college, he worked for the public accounting firm of Deloitte Haskins and Sells, currently Deloitte & Touche. He was there for seven years in the Audit Department. He left Deloitte and went to the pharmaceutical company of Schering Plough, where he had various positions and escalating responsibility for 17 years. While at Schering, he was afforded the opportunity to spend 3 years in Switzerland. This was a time he and his family cherished due to his love of nature and the abundant opportunity for hiking that the Swiss Alps presented. In continuing his career, he left Schering Plough for a position with Bacardi Martini, Inc. as their Global Director of Financial Planning and Budgeting. He enjoyed his five years, as his business took him to Geneva, the European headquarters, and Bermuda, their global headquarters. Once again, his family often traveled with him on his global adventures. Terry's most recent position was as Managing Director of Finance at United States Golf Association (USGA) in Far Hills, NJ. As an avid golfer himself, this was his dream job.
Terry was a gentleman who never failed to help those in his community with all things great and small. He had many friends with whom he loved spending time, and he left a mark of indelible friendship on each one. He was a caring person and was ever present when anyone was in need - he simply had a sense for doing the right thing, at the right time, and in the right way. Throughout his illness, he was grateful for all the kindness shown by so many.
In addition to his wife of 24 years, Audrey, his sons, Joseph and Christian, and his parents Jane and Terence, Jr., his sister Nancy Smith, his brother Daniel and Melissa Brady, his sister Wendy and Robert Ruff and numerous nieces and nephews survive him.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at St James R.C. Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:00 AM at St. James R.C. Church, Basking Ridge. For further information please contact Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home at 908-766-0250, or to light an online condolence candle please visit our website at www.gcfuneralhome.com.