KINGSTON, MA – Kenneth Bradley of Kingston, MA, died at home on Monday, November 26, 2012 surrounded by family.
Born in Kentucky in 1922, he was one of the “Greatest Generation,” beloved father of eight children, a devoted husband, a World War II Navy veteran, and a grandfather to 15 children. Affectionately known as “Papa” to so many family, extended family, and friends, Ken lived for family.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan; two sons, Ken Jr. and John; five daughters, Anne Schlager, Mary Madru, Pamela Danner, Sandra Palavanchi, and Laurie Harrington; three brothers, Robert, Dale, and John; and two sisters, Jewell Tarvin and Edith Hornsby. Ken’s sisters, Mildred and Hattie and his brother, Harrison predeceased him, as did his oldest daughter, Cheryl in 2010.
The family requests that donations in Ken’s memory be made to the Kingston Public Library at 6 Green Street in Kingston, MA 02364. Ken was an avid fan of westerns, mystery, and historical fiction. Donations in his name will be used to add to the large print library in the town where Ken lived for the past fifty years.
Ken’s family invites friends and family to share in the celebration of Ken’s life on Friday, November 30th at Shepherd’s Funeral Home on 216 Main Street in Kingston from 4:00-8:00 P.M. The funeral will be held at St. Joseph’s Church on 272 Main Street in Kingston at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1st to be followed by burial with military honors at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Rockland, MA.