Bradley David Nadeau

Bradley David Nadeau (Courtesy photo)

Bradley David Nadeau, 17, of Essex Jct. died on Saturday, April 28 while vacationing in Richmond, Va.

He was born in Burlington on Sept.22, 1994, the son of Brian Nadeau and Shanne Lovely.

Brad was a Junior at Essex High School and was proud to be a member of the soccer and track teams for his school. He loved being surrounded by all of his friends and teammates.

Brad was a strong, respectful and kind-hearted young man with a protective nature about him when it came to his family and friends. Brad was the type of kid that could flash his beautiful smile that made it easy to spoil him. Brad had a strong passion to help others and had decided to pursue becoming a surgeon to do just that.

Some of Brad’s favorite times were: laughing and hanging with his buddies; playing those late night Xbox games and joking with his brother, Colby; teaching his little sister, Ava, to kick a soccer ball; or spending time with his Gramma, with whom he had a special bond and loved so very much. He loved listening to music, drawing, and was always up for traveling on vacations with his friends, his school or his family.

He is survived by his father, Brian J. Nadeau and his companion Linda Irish, his mother, Shanne Lovely of Essex Jct.; his brother Colby Nadeau; his sister Ava June Lovely; his maternal great-grandmother E. June Coombs; his maternal grandmother Helen Coombs and her companion Thomas Carr; his maternal grandfather, David Coombs; his paternal grandmother, Elaine Nadeau; Uncle David Coombs (who Brad was so much like) and Aunt Jessica Coombs and their children Brayden and Grace; aunts Carol and Daniel Reynolds, Susan Pelley and partner Darlene Rogers; cousins Benjamin Reynolds, Aaron Reynolds, Zachary Reynolds and Jennifer Pelley; also many other extended family members. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, John Nadeau.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church on West St. in Essex Jct. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bradley D. Nadeau Scholarship Fund and mailed to Essex High School, 2 Educational Drive, Essex Jct., Vt. 05452. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Essex High School gymnasium. To send online condolences, please visit

Brad’s family would like to send special thanks to the EMTs, the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond, Va. and all of the kind wonderful people at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Also a special thanks to Kevin, Logan, Zach, Caleb and Truong. We will be forever grateful.

It is with a heavy heart that we say go in peace to our precious Brad. You will be forever remembered. We will miss you.