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ORONO - Barbara A. (Kennedy) Bradbury, 84, passed away peacefully May 8, 2014, at a Brewer healthcare facility. She was born September 14, 1929, in Pittsfield the daughter of Walter J. and Laura (Clark) Kennedy.

Barbara attended Pittsfield schools and graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1947. She met Harry E. Bradbury, high school sweethearts, and were married on June 30, 1948. They made their home in New Jersey for 4 years, then Lagrange, and then moved to Orono in 1965. Barbara worked in a shoe shop then was employed in the Registrar's Office of the University of Maine for 13 ½ years and retired on October 1, 1994 to care for her husband. Throughout her life her animals were very dear to her.

She is survived by four nephews; Alan, Eric, Stephen and Mark Kennedy; and a niece, Laura Kennedy Hanson. She was predeceased by her loving husband Harry and her siblings.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, May 14, at Riverside Cemetery, Bennoch Road, Orono. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box #565, Orono, ME 04473. A service of Brookings-Smith, Orono Chapel.
Published on  May 10, 2014
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