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Henry J. Brides
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1900
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1973
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Brockton Daily Enterprise - Monday, November 19, 1973

Henry Brides, Former President of State AFL

Henry J. Brides, 73, of 11 Hillcrest Ave, who rose from a shoeworker to become state president of the American Federation of Labor, died Saturdat at Goddard Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Husband of the late Ella T. (Kelleher) Brides, he was born in Brockton and was a lifelong resident of this city.

A graduate of Brandeis University, he was active in labor, political and civic circles and worked tirelessly to bring the $20 million dollar Veterans Administration Hospital to Brockton.

For many years, he was active in the Brotherhood of Shoe and Allied Craftsmen and later became manager of the International Ladies Garment Worker's Union in Brockton and Boston.

He served on the Brockton Planning Board under Mayors Joseph Downey and Thomas Mullins and at the time of his death, was a member of the Brockton Housing Authority.

He served as state president of the American Federation of Labor for 16 years and as president of the Central labor Union for 10 years. He also served as chairman of the Brockton License Commission for 10 years.

Mr. Brides was chairman of the Plymouth County Democratic League, a member of the Brockton Democratic City Committee and chairman of the Ward Seven Democratic Committee.

He was one of the first incorporators of the new Goddard Memorial Hospital and served on the hospital's Board of Trustees and also served as trustee of Cardinal Cushing Hospital.

In February of this year Gov. Francis W. Sargent named him to a Special Commission to make a study relative to the erection of a suitable monument to the memory of the late Gov. James M. Curley.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Barry of Avon, Mrs. Paul (Shirley) Morrissey of Holbrook and Mrs. John (Jean) Coyle of Randolph; three brothers, Owen Brides of Cohasset, Frederick Brides of Stoughton and Philip Brides of Brockton; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Sullivan of Brockton; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral will be on Wednesday at 8 a.m. from the J. Frank Conley Funeral Home, 9 Chester Ave., corner of Belmont St., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Edward's Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Owen Patrick Brides (1865 - 1930)
  Catherine Smith Brides (1875 - 1951)
  Ella Theresa Kelleher Brides (1899 - 1965)
  Beverly M. Brides Barry (1924 - 2002)*
  Anna Mary Brides (1896 - 1920)*
  Owen Francis Brides (1898 - 1977)*
  Henry J. Brides (1900 - 1973)
  Philip Patrick Brides (1902 - 1987)*
  Catherine Margaret Brides Sullivan (1906 - 1975)*
  John Thomas Brides (1908 - 1958)*
  Frederick Arthur Brides (1913 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Patricia Gaquin
Record added: Oct 02, 2011
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Henry J. Brides
Added by: Patricia Gaquin
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- Patricia Gaquin
 Added: Oct. 2, 2011

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