Bradley, James P.Died
Fr. James P. Bradley, 82, died of cancer on June 11, 2010 at Manresa Hall, in Merion Station, Pa. He was a Jesuit for 64 years and a priest for 51.
Fr. Bradley, a native of Philadelphia, entered the Society July 30, 1945, following graduation from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. He was ordained a priest at Woodstock College June 22, 1958.
Fr. Bradley ministered at high schools and colleges across the province. He began in 1952 as a teacher at Georgetown Preparatory School, where he taught for three years. He was at Loyola High School from 1960 to 1965 where he was a teacher for a year and principal for four years.
He went to Wheeling Jesuit University for six years to serve as associate director and director of admissions before joining the Maryland Province staff for eight years where he was minister and also assisted the Assistant for Formation and Studies.
In 1980, he returned for six years to Georgetown Prep where he was rector, minister and Latin teacher.
Fr. Bradley’s next assignment took him to Loyola College (now University) where he was rector from 1986 to 1992. From there he served five years as superior at Carroll House in Washington, D.C., before returning to Loyola as a minister and Latin teacher in 1998. He remained there until 2003. Before becoming ill in early 2010, he was serving as a pastoral minister at the site of his first assignment, Georgetown Preparatory School, a position he had held since 2004.
A private Mass of Christian burial was also offered at Manresa Hall on June 14. After a viewing at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, the funeral Mass will be offered at St. Matthias Church, 128 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., at noon. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Fr. Bradley is survived by two nieces and a nephew.