With news of the G.O.A.T.’s retirement once again, we thought we share with you our post from a few years back about Tom Brady’s ties to South Boston. All roads lead to Southie!
In a very interesting article in The Boston Globe, Bob Hohler writes about the family history of the one and only Tom Brady. Just like many Boston families, their roots stem from immigrant families. For Brady’s it was John and Bridget Brady fleeing Ireland’s Great Famine. John and Bridget were the great-great grandparents of Tom Brady. Like many Irish immigrants, they settled in Boston – in particular South Boston.
From the Globe article:
Census records show that John and Bridget Brady had two children in Boston, including a son, Philip, who is Tom Brady’s great-grandfather. Philip’s birth certificate is not available, but a registry in the Massachusetts Archives shows that his younger brother, Henry, was born in 1857, in the family’s home on First Street in South Boston.
So there you have it folks. It all comes back to Southie – six degrees of Southie separation. Back in February 2017, we reported on another Brady/Southie connection.