Loretta L. "Retta" Bradbury

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FRANKLIN - Loretta "Retta" L. Bradbury, 77, died Nov. 14, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was born Feb. 26, 1935, in Bar Harbor, daughter of Nehum and Alva (Brown) Bragdon.

Loretta grew up in Bar Harbor and attended Bar Harbor schools. In 1981, Loretta married Charles Bradbury and moved to Franklin where she resided up until her death. Loretta will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her great sense of humor, and her love for her children and animals. Her children where her best friends. She enjoyed gardening, long walks with her children and her yearly winter visits to Florida. Loretta will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Charles "Charlie" W. Bradbury; one son, Allan Wentworth of Bar Harbor; five daughters, Sharon Leitz and husband, Roy Sr., of Fort Myers, Fla., Rosemary Hokenson of Las Vegas, Linda Gardner and husband, Bobby, of Kershaw, S.C., Loretta Kundert and husband, Richard, of McEwin, Tenn., and Ellen Wentworth and partner, Charlie Murphy, of Franklin; two stepdaughters, Brenda L. Dickens and husband, John, of Eastbrook, and Irene V. Grant and husband, Pete, of Kenduskeag; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert, Herbert and Elmer; and four sisters, Sandra, Alva, Isabelle and Agnes.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, with the Rev. Gerry Gregersen. Interment will be at Bayview Cemetery, Franklin. Those who desire may make contributions in Loretta's memory to Hancock County Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 156, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 16, 2012
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