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Bradford J. Reilly

d. November 22, 2021

New Bedford – Bradford J. Reilly, age 42 of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 22, 2021.

Born in New Bedford, MA he was the beloved son of Donna (Cabral) Crossley and the late John Reilly. He had been a self-employed carpenter over the years.

His favorite way to spend his time was with his daughter. If he wasn’t with her, he was probably talking the ear off of a friend about her. His friends and family were the most important thing to him. He loved cooking, especially for those he loved, and while he wasn’t very good at it, he was always singing in the kitchen. Music was always something he connected with. He was always the one to put a smile on someone’s face, his laugh and smile were bright and contagious. 

Bradford is survived by his daughter, Autumn Reilly his mother and step-father, Donna Crossley and her husband David; his step-mother, Judy Reilly; step-brother, Alton Houghton; uncle and aunt, Raymond and Lucy Cabral and his cousins, Raymond and Christopher Cabral and their spouses.

He was predeceased by his father, John Reilly, his paternal grandparents, John and Umbelina Reilly and his maternal grandparents, Armand and Christine Cabral.

A memorial service for Bradford will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made in his memory to the . Anyone who wishes to donate please add to the note section of their donation on the website “in memory of Bradford Reilly”.

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, Ma. 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

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