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Obituary: Francis Bradley Sr., Longtime Hobbs Junior High Teacher

Bradley was a Medford native and Purple Heart recipient.

The following is from Cincotti Funeral Home.

Francis X. Bradley Sr., devoted husband of Mary R. (Powers), loving father of Francis X. Bradley Jr. and his wife Margaret of Woburn, Patricia M. Bradley and her husband Robert O'Brien of South Orleans, Joyce A. Jones and her husband Charles of Medford and John C. Bradley and his wife Joanne of Melrose, predeceased by his daughters Mary M. and Helen B., loving grandfather and great-grandfather, cherished uncle, caring cousin and decorated WWII Veteran.

Frank was a proud son of Medford, an MHS Class of 1940 graduate. He enlisted in the Signal Corps in 1941 and served in London for several years before being transferred to the U.S. Army "G" Company, 8th Regiment of the 4th Infantry "Ivy" Division after D-Day 1944. Frank was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart. After WWII, Frank attended Harvard University and graduated in 1949. He received a Masters in Education from Massachusetts State Teachers College in 1951. He was married to his sweetheart Mary Rose Powers of Chelsea for over 64 years.

Frank taught math for 35 at Hobbs Junior High School in Medford and worked concurrently for 35 in the Registry Section of the U.S. Postal Service in Boston. He was a proud member and past president of the National 4th Infantry Division Association and was the editor of the Ivy Leaves publication for 20 years.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to: New England Center for Homeless Veterans (nechv.org) at 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108. Funeral mass will be on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, High Street, Medford. Calling hours at the Cincotti Funeral Home, 421 High St., Medford, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 4-7 pm. Interment will be private at the Veterans National Cemetery of Massachusetts in Bourne.

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