Richard Brady

Richard Paul "Rick" Brady

Sunday, August 15th, 1954 - Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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Richard P. Brady, 66, of Greeley, passed away January 19, 2021. Rick was the oldest of eight children born to John Alvin and Irene Cecilia (Michaud) Brady on August 15, 1954 in Englewood, CO. Rick grew up in Littleton and attended St. Mary of Littleton and graduated from St. Frances de Sales High School in Denver.

Rick graduated from the University of Colorado with a business degree in Marketing and Management and completed his first year of Law School at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Always wanting to return to Colorado, Rick transferred to the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1980. He worked for John Manville, AIG and Grant Thornton before moving to Greeley in 1988 and becoming the Assistant City Attorney. In 1990, he was promoted to City Attorney and served the community in this position for 24 years before retiring in 2012.

Rick served on boards for United Way, Outdoor Buddies, the State and local level of Catholic Charities, Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Center, and Colorado Municipal League.

Rick is survived by his wife, Kathy and their five children; Kelly Brady, Erin Brady (Ron Worley), Kara (James) White, Kaitlin (Gilbert) Esparza and John Michael Brady, eight grandchildren; Payton, Brenden and Aaron Worley, Bridget White, Reagan Kopelman, Gabrielle and Charlotte White and Mia Esparza, siblings; Jean Brady, Carolyn (Jerry) Hilgenberg, Loretta Brady, Larry Brady, Marilyn (Jim) Hilgenberg, Maureen (Barry) Corcorran and Patrick (Robyn) Brady, his beloved Aunt Millie, sister-in-law Juliana (Frank) Molek and brother-in-law Chris Work(Janine) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

As you can tell from Rick’s story above - his faith, his family and the Colorado outdoors were among his strongest passions and they animated his amazing life. There was NO Rick without his beautiful, loyal and loving wife Kathy. She was the wind beneath his wings for all of life’s biggest moments. Their over 40 years of marriage is an inspiration to family and friends alike. His kids and grandkids were the apple of his eye and any time spent with them made him proud and happy. Rick’s playground was the Colorado landscape and hunting and fishing there was a joy to him. However, perhaps most important of all was his strong Catholic faith endowed to him very clearly by his dad and mom, John and Irene. He lived it every day with sincerity, hope and love. He prayed for all of us and this crazy world often and we can all look forward to his constant prayers for eternity.

Wearing masks and observing social distancing, Rick’s visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 26 at Adamson Life Celebration Home with Recitation of the Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Due to COVID, the Mass of Christian Burial will be a private family service at St. Mary Catholic Church. His Life Celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 27 at the Island Grove Event Center. Private family interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to “Catholic Charities”, “Cache La Poudre National Heritage Area” or “Outdoor Buddies” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Rosary Service

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 | 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 7:00pm
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 | 4:00pm
    Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 4:00pm
    Island Grove Event Center
    412 15th Avenue
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  • Interment

    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 |
    Thursday, January 28th, 2021
    Mount Olivet Cemetery
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Catherine White

Posted at 12:12pm
A smile, a greeting, a chuckle and a story. These were standard when you walked into a room where Rick was. But behind that was a man who loved his family deeply, prayed for them consistently and was devoted to God and his church. He was an incredible grandfather and left an amazing imprint on each of his . He will be greatly missed and long remembered. A very special man.

Becky Safarik

Posted at 08:54pm
I had the great pleasure of working with Rick while he was the Greeley City Attorney. One could not be around Rick for very long without recognizing his deep devotion and love of his family, his faith, our wonderful Colorado outdoors, and history. He was quick with a story or anecdote, patient in explanations and recommendations, and a teacher offering context and background when useful. His public work and private service to the community were his hallmarks. My heartfelt hope that his family is warmed by special memories and the knowledge that Rick's memory is honored by many.

Becky Safarik

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Posted at 10:24pm
My condolences to the family, may you find comfort in your many wonderful memories and in the loving support of God and family.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4

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Posted at 09:57pm
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time! We are sending our love.
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