Bruce A. Bradeend. January 23, 2004
|BROWNVILLE - Bruce A. Bradeen, 82, formerly of Brownville, died Friday, January 23, 2004, after a brief stay at the Rumford Hospital following several months of care at the Victorian Villa in Canton. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Elodia Breau, who died in 1995.|
Bom in Brownville, Mr. Bradeen was the son of Lester and Edna (Fredin) Bradeen. He spent many years in Rumford, where he was employed as a log buyer at the Oxford Paper Company. He retired to Brownville in the early 1980s, where he lived in the Merrill Homestead in Williamsburg until returning to Rumford in 1998.
Mr. Bradeen served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a member of the famed 10th Mountain Division and was awarded a Bronze Star; He was a member of the Robert Shand Post #1641 VFW. A large and powerful man with a gentle soul, Mr. Bradeen's greatest love was humanity and animals, especially dogs. He would be most thankful for donations in his memory to McKennelis Animal Shelter, 88 Hall Hill Road, Rumford, ME 04276.
Mr. Bradeen is survived by cousins Jane Whitney and her husband, Richard Hero, of Brooklin and Sheila Fredin of Brighton, MA; his good and longtime friend Eleanor Welch of Wilton; and his very special caregiver, Angelina Casey of Rumford.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, with the Rev. Robert Peters officiating. Interment in the Spring will be in the Farrington Morton Cemetery, Mexico, ME.
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