Bradford A. Congdon


Bradford A. Congdon, 83, of Manchester by the Sea, died peacefully on Sunday, March 14, at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, MA after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  He was the loving husband of Monika (Ehl) Congdon, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage.

Born in Boston, MA on October 24, 1937, to the late Hartwell and Frances (Austin) Congdon, Brad spent his early years in Portland, ME.  He graduated from the Nichols School in Buffalo, NY in 1956, and Hobart College in 1960.  After college Brad joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve – a very important time in his life.  Much of his professional career was spent in Boston as a highly regarded financial advisor at Tucker Anthony, RBC Dain Rauscher, and Janney Montgomery Scott.  A member of the Union Boat Club, he loved playing squash, running along the Charles River, and spending time with friends there. 

Brad was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Linda Dietz and Carol Haynes, and by his stepdaughter, Lisa Elwell.  He is survived by his wife, his stepdaughter Heidi Cronin and her husband Mike, and their children Patrick and Tyler.  

An avid hiker, skier, biker, swimmer, and traveler...he looked forward to every adventure. In recent years he loved spending time at the local library, outings on his boat, “Moving On,” taking long walks with Monika, and enjoying all the many beautiful spots he made a part of his everyday world.  He will be remembered for his engaging smile, the twinkle in his eye, his warmth and caring nature – and his sense of humor.  Brad had a huge heart and made a lasting impression on all who knew him.

There will be no visiting hours or services at this time.  The family will plan a celebration of his life later. In lieu of flowers, they would appreciate donations to the Senior Adult Unit at Addison Gilbert Hospital 292 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.