Reverend Bradley Pierce, M.S.A., 82, of Cromwell, formerly of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Autumn Lake Healthcare at Cromwell. He was born in New Haven on September 6, 1936 and was the son of the late David and Marguerite (Fultz) Pierce. Predeceased by a sister Nancy Black, he is survived by a nephew Kurt Black. In his younger life Father Pierce started a few night clubs in New York and after having a spiritual conversion to the Church in 1974 at age 38, he had the opportunity to volunteer with (Saint) Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and he joined the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles. He was ordained to the priesthood on September 8th, 1983, serving for many years as Formation Director of Holy Apostles College and Seminary and Spiritual Director of the Mary Heart Crusaders in Meriden, Ct.
Viewing will be from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday, January 11, at the Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Queen of the Apostles Chapel, 33 Prospect Hill Road, Cromwell, CT 06416 with a prayer service to follow.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the chapel at 11:00 Saturday morning. Interment will be private at a later date. Memorial donations in honor of Father Pierce made be sent to: Missionaries of the Holy Apostles Scholarship Fund, 22 Prospect Hill Road, Cromwell, Ct. 06416.