Enjoyed renovating rental properties and traveling

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Bradley D. Steele, 84, of St. Augustine, Florida, formally of North Reading and Reading, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord on March 14, 2022.

Born in Cochituate on November 4, 1937, he was the son of the late Edward and Aldana (Burrows) Steele. He is survived by his loving wife and partner of 46 years, Joan Steele; his loving daughters, Julie Steele; Jeanne Wheaton Doyon and her husband, Christopher; Joanne McCay and her husband, Michael; and his inherited loving daughter Nadine Nourse Tucker and sons (predeceased) Duane Nourse and Derek Nourse. He was the cherished grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of seven and is also survived by with several nieces and nephews. He was the caring brother to Alison Towle, Madelyn Hunt, and (predeceased) Joan Howley and Alton Steele.

Brad graduated from Medford Trade School and was a proud member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 throughout his long career. While still working full time, he enjoyed purchasing and renovating rental properties for several years in the Reading area and was skilled in many trades. Brad was constantly working on something, whether renovations, puttering in the garden, yard work or helping others with projects. During this time, Joan and Brad also began to travel both abroad and in the U.S. and have cherished memories of their many trips. Upon retirement, Joan and Brad moved to St. Augustine, Florida, where they joined the Ancient City Baptist Church, with Brad serving as a Deacon and where they built a wonderful community of friends over the last 20 years.

A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Aldersgate Church, 235 Park St. (Route 62), North Reading at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Brad to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org or Shriners Children’s Hospital, shrinerschildrens.org. To leave online condolences, please visit croswellfuneralhome.com.