December 29, 1954  –  May 27, 2016

Life Legacy

He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta Mellen; sister, Bridget Cosgriff; brothers, Brian (Lori Komoto) and Barry Cosgriff; mother-in-law, Alice Mellen;  brother-in-law, Mike (Barb) Mellen; sisters-in-law, Monica (Jim) Burgess and Martha Mellen; nieces, Brooke Cosgriff, Stacy Mellen-Klukas; nephews, Kevin Mellen, Nick and Andrew Burgess; great-nieces, Madeleine, Emilie and Josephine; many relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by parents, Collette and Donald Cosgriff; father-in-law, Greg Mellen and brother-in-law, Neal Mellen.

Brad is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Hamline University Law School.  He specialized in civil litigation and arbitration for 30 years. He was recognized as an Mpls/St. Paul Super Lawyer. Brad loved his family, friends and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.


“Hey ho, let’s go” Blitzkrieg Bop The Ramones


Memorial donations may be made to:

Breath of Hope Lung Foundation
Frauenshuh Cancer Center (Research)


Service Schedule


5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday, June 3, 2016
Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel
3888 West Broadway Robbinsdale, MN 55422
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Memorial Mass

10:00 AM, Church of the Incarnation
3817 Pleasant Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55409
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