Lewis Gordon Bradley, 91, of Lebanon formerly of Coventry, passed away on January 6, 2022, with his devoted daughter, Doris at his side. Lewis was born in Hartford on November 19, 1930, the second son of Raymond and Alice (Devine) Bradley, Sr. At the age of 16 Lewis began his career as an Apprentice Electrician. At 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an Electrician Mate 3rd Class stationed at the New London Subbase, until his honorable discharge in 1952. Following his service, he worked briefly at Pratt & Whitney as a printing press operator. In 1953 he became a Union Electrician with IBEW Local No. 35 until his retirement in 1987 as a Master Electrician. While on leave in the summer of 49 at the family home on Coventry Lake he met the love of his life, Marion English Lovell. They married on May 2, 1953 and resided in Coventry for 31 years raising four children. Lew moonlighted as a printing press operator at the Coventry Broadcaster for many years. In 1984 they built their retirement home in Lebanon where they became active member of the Goshen Congregational Church. Sadly, after 67 years of marriage, Marion predeceased him on February 28, 2021. Lew was a proud Korean War Veteran joining the American Legion-Post 52 of Coventry and then Post 180 of Lebanon. He held a high standard for himself and obtained his GED at age 65. Lew was a very active volunteer. He became a Mason in 1948 and was Past Master at both Uriel Lodge #24 of Merrow and Wooster Lodge #10 of Colchester. Lew was a Roadrunner for the Sphinx Shriners of Newington, with Marion by his side, they transported children for treatments at the Shriners Hospitals in Springfield and Boston. Lew and Marion were members of Climax Chapter #98, OES for over 50 years. Lew also belonged to the Sojourners, the Knights Templars, the Scottish Rite, the Old Bastards Club, and too many other Masonic organizations to list, as well as the FFA. He will be remembered as a hardworking man devoted to his wife, family, faith, and country. He is survived by his two brothers Albert and Glenn (Ann) Bradley of Coventry, sisters-in-law Sally and Betty; his children Charlotte Richardson of Bristol, James Bradley, Sr. and wife Kathy of Lebanon and Doris Carilli and her partner Bruce Kuper of Hebron; his grandchildren Mark Carilli, Jr. Marion George, Robin Jordon, Sam Richardson, James Bradley, Jr. and Gordon Bradley as well as 9 great-grandchildren and numerous friends and extended family. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his son Lewis Bradley, Jr. his two brothers Raymond (Jr.) and Charles and sister-in-law Julie. The family would like to thank the staff at Mansfield Center for Nursing, especially Manny, for all the love, respect and care they gave Lew. Calling hours will be Friday, January 14, from 4-6 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester. A memorial service will be held at the Goshen Hill Church, 157 Church Rd, Lebanon, on Saturday, January 15, at 10 AM followed by burial with full military honors at the Goshen Cemetery on Church Rd, Lebanon at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Lewis’ name to the Goshen Hill Church and MCNR-Recreation Department 100 Warren Circle, Storrs, CT 06268 or any Masonic charitable organization.
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Goshen Congregational Church
157 Church Road, Lebanon CT 06249
MCNR- Recreation Department
100 Warren Circle, Storrs CT 06268