Bradley A. Cate

  • Born: February 15, 1961
  • Died: March 12, 2016
  • Location: Hooksett, New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bradley A. Cate, 55, of Hooksett, NH, passed away March 12, 2016.

Brad was born February 15, 1961 in Manchester, NH and had been a Hooksett, NH resident for many years.

He was employed with Blueline Rentals, LLC in Haverhill, MA.

Brad was an avid cyclist and loved skiing and hockey. He was best known for his sense of humor, generosity and his love of life, however; his daughter and granddaughter were his pride and joy.

Family includes his wife of 28 years, Diane (Blouin) Cate; his daughter, Alissa Cate; his granddaughter, Elaina Cate-Fairfield; his parents, Hollisand PatCate and Martha (Lovering) Cate and Cliff Lemay; four siblings, Cheryl Purington, Dr. Normand Tanguay, Kevin Cate and Sharron Champagne; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine Street, corner of Harrison Street in Manchester.

Prayer Service will be offered on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Cate & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cate Cemetery in Hooksett, NH.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Concord Hospice House, 240 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Family and friends may visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

I was very sorry to hear of Brad's passing.  I remember him from the Central High band.  He was a very kind hearted person.  My sincere sympathy to his family.

Posted by Karen Labarre    March 21, 2016

Diane, our prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family from our entire family.

Posted by Brenda & Bill Rossignol - Hooksett, NH   March 20, 2016

I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find peace fom the God of all comfort. -
2 Cor 1:4

Posted by A friend   March 17, 2016


So very sorry to hear of Brad's death - My condolences and thoughts go out to you and Alissa


Posted by Barbara Noga    March 16, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brads life was taken way too early but he's in good hands....RIP....Donna Roy, Manchester, NH

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2016

To the entire family, Love and deep sadness from Philadelphia. Memories are flooding my mind of growing up together and lots of time spent up on Hackett Hill Rd...I will be keeping you in my prayers, and trust that many good memories of Brad will comfort you in the days ahead.

Posted by Debbie Watson - Philadelphia, PA   March 15, 2016

Sending deepest sympathies to the Cate family. Marilyn & Don Pelletier

Posted by Marilyn Pelletier - Hooksett, NH   March 15, 2016

Martha, I was so sorry to read of the loss of your son. I only remember him as a little boy but have not forgotten the few times I spent with you and the boys. My sympathy to you and your family. Anita (Levesque) Blanchette. (Amoskeag Bank)

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Brad. My sincerest sympathy.
Becki McCarthy

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2016

We are very saddened to hear of Brad's passing...we have the fondest memories of soccer games and how he was such a wonderful coach for the girls.
Diane and Alissa, May your precious memories and family keep you during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy,

Posted by Warren and Terri Rollins - Melbourne Beach, FL   March 15, 2016

To Brad's entire family. You fought a tough battle and your reward is heaven. You are now an angel and will watch over everyone. May you find rest and solitude in your journey.

Posted by Judy Leclerc - Goffstown, NH   March 15, 2016

Dear Alissa: I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much your Dad meant to you and what a wonderful man he was.God Bless in this very difficult time.....
Gwen King

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2016

I always loved meeting up with you folks at Tom and Kathy's house.I am so sorry for your loss.May all the memories you have shared as a family bring peace and love into your hearts for years to come.Most sincerely, Jeannette Ahern

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2016

Alissa, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He will always be with you and that I know as truth! Be strong. You are in my thoughts.

Posted by Kathy Russell - NH   March 14, 2016

Please accept our deepest condolences.

Posted by Linda and Ralf Kleinschmidt - Hooksett, NH   March 14, 2016

I was really sad to hear of the struggles and passing of Brad. I have very fond memories from the days of the Central High School "Drum Crew". Rest in peace and God Bless.

Posted by Peter Willey    March 14, 2016

Brad was a friend I have done business with over the past 15 years. He always managed to add a laugh to a deal which I appreciated. He was a good man who will be missed by his many friends in the business.

Posted by Rick Bachand    March 14, 2016

please accept my condolences  at this time

Posted by ED LABORE SR    March 14, 2016

God looked around his garden and found an empty space. Then He looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful for He only takes the best!  RIP Bradley.

Posted by Marcia Warriner Shell    March 14, 2016

Words cannot express how I feel for Dianne and family. I love all of you and prayers for you will continue.

Posted by Marilyn Blouin - Largo, FL   March 14, 2016

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Laurel Levesque - Hooksett, NH   March 14, 2016

So sorry for your family's loss. I am praying for God's comfort for you all. Brad was a professional and a man of character.

Posted by Jon McCracken - Succasunna, NJ   March 14, 2016

So sorry for your loss Alissa. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts

Posted by Tiffany Castle - Raymond, NH   March 14, 2016

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you all at this grieving time.
You are loved,
Pauline & Paul Johnson

Posted by Pauline Johnson - Manchester, NH   March 14, 2016

Rest in peace, my friend. Love to Diane, Alissa, and your entire family. Christmas Eve won't be the same without you......

Posted by Carol & Henry    March 14, 2016

May you rest in peace Brad. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with Diane and her family!

Posted by Suzi and Pete Brassard - Charlotte, NC   March 14, 2016

Prayers to family in this difficult time.

Posted by Cory & Annette Slipp - Deerfield, NH   March 14, 2016

We consider ourselves blessed to call the Cate family our friends. We have shared  many wonderful memories with them over the years.  A guitar /drumming New Years Eve and fun times in Maine, to name a few. We will carry those times in our hearts.  We will always remember Brad as a kind,funny,sweet man.  We will miss him greatly.

Posted by The Gallagher family    March 13, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of Brad during this most sad and difficult time.  A life taken way too soon.. his spirit will go on in the faces of both his daughter and granddaughter.  Rest in peace now Brad, rest in peace.  Tom & Barbara

Posted by Tom & Barbara Thibeault    March 13, 2016

Prayers are with Diane, Alissa and family at this time and always. Brad was truly a man with a heart for others. We will always hold in our hearts and minds the memories of Brad which can only bring a smile to our faces. With love, Sabrina, Garff, Caendyl, Astrild and Reinhardt Maltby

Posted by Sabrina Maltby and family    March 13, 2016

My thoughts and Prayers go out for your entire Family. Brad was one of the finest people I have ever had the privledge of knowing.

Posted by Ken Loss - Milford, NJ   March 13, 2016

We are so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. May he rest in eternal peace, and may your memories bring you comfort.
Nancy Azar, J Conlon, and Tanous Azar

Posted by Nancy Azar - Boston, MA   March 13, 2016