Marion English Lovell Bradley, 91 of Lebanon, and formerly of Coventry; passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 in the loving care of the staff at Mansfield Center for Nursing, with her devoted husband by her side. Born December 22, 1929 in Manchester, CT; she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. English and Irene G. (Lovell) English. Marion was raised in East Hartford by her Aunt Kay and Uncle Henry Lovell. She graduated from East Hartford High School in 1948. After graduating, she worked at Pratt & Whitney, until the birth of her first child in 1953. During the summer of 1949 she met a young sailor named Lewis Bradley while vacationing at Coventry Lake; they married on May 2, 1953. The couple lived in Coventry for 31 years and raised four children. While living in Coventry Marion and Lew were active in Cub Scouts, and the Boy Scouts Troop 65 during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Marion taught Sunday School at the Second Congregational Church of Coventry for many years. Marion and Lew were very active members of O.E.S, Climax chapter 98 for over 50 years, until their health declined. She attended Manchester Community College from 1970 to 1974 where she obtained her Associates Degree in 1974. Marion and her husband moved to Lebanon in 1984. Marion continued her love of teaching Sunday school at the Goshen Congregational Church in Lebanon. She worked at S&S World Wide, and then at the Colchester Senior Center until her retirement in 1989 to raise her grandchildren Marion and Sam. Marion will always be remembered as a hardworking and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her loving husband, of 67 years, Lewis G. Bradley; her children Charlotte Richardson of Bristol; James Bradley, Sr. and his wife Kathy of Lebanon, Doris Carilli and partner Bruce Kuper of Hebron; grandchildren Mark Carilli, Jr, Marion George, Robin Jordan, Sam Richardson, James Bradley, Jr., and Gordon Bradley; 9 great grandchildren; as well as numerous cherished extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her eldest son Lewis Jr. The family would like to thank all the loving and caring staff of Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehab, where she and Lew resided since June of 2018. Walk through calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 3, from 3-5 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester. Burial will take place on Friday, March 5, at 11 AM directly at the Goshen Cemetery on Church Road in Lebanon. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made in Marion’s name to the Goshen Congregational Church 157 Church Road, Lebanon, CT 06249 and MCNR- Recreation department 100 Warren Circle, Storrs, CT 06268. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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Goshen Congregational Church
157 Church Road, Lebanon CT 06249
MCNR- Recreation Department
100 Warren Circle, Storrs CT 06268