Thomas R. Bradford

  • Born: March 5, 1928
  • Died: June 20, 2017
  • Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thomas Robert Bradford of Stoneham passed away on June 20th at the age of 89.

Tom was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving at the Naval Hospital in Newport, RI. A proud graduate of The College of the Holy Cross, Tom built a successful career as a salesman in the construction equipment industry.

Raised in Boston's Back Bay, he was predeceased by his parents Matthew and Adelaide Bradford and five brothers and two sisters.

Thomas was predeceased by his wife Francis A. (Murphy),whom he met in Newport. His memory will be cherished by his children Thomas Bradford Jr. and his wife Kathleen, Paul Bradford, Judith Ryan and her husband Peter, Susan Gwizdak and her husband Richard, Janet Odenwelder, and Michael Bradford and his wife Wendy. Tom was the Grandfather to 14 and Great Grandfather to 12.

Funeral services will be from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT28) Stoneham on Wednesday, June 28th, at 9am, followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Thomas' Eternal Life at St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham at 10am. Interment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with his family at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Sarah's Place, 180 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

To The Bradford Family,
So sorry to hear of Dad's passing. He was a wonderful man. I have many fond memories of his and your Mom in the neighborhood. We were all so lucky we had such a great neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
God Bless you all, Linda

Posted by linda Cerretani - stoneham, MA - Friend   June 28, 2017

Over these last years, I was proud that Tom enjoyed talking with me, a BC guy. He was proud of his school, but far more so of his family and, particularly, his Frannie. No occasion went by without his beaming about his children and the woman who took care of them while he worked asupporting them. He always seemed amazed as his grandchildren ran around the houses in Lowell and Manomet that somehow they had wrought this legacy. His presence will be sorely missed, but his accomplishments-service to country, a successful career, a wonderful family- will endure.

Posted by Russ Dever - Centerville, MA - Friend   June 24, 2017

No words can wipe away the tears; no amount of touch can take away the hurt. I am sorry to read of your loss. You must only feel that " God's finger touched him and he slept".
May the fine life he led be a source of comfort to you now.
I send all members of the Bradford family my sincere sympathy.
Bob Grant Teacher and Principal, Stoneham Public Schools ( Retired)

Posted by Robert Grant - Scottsdale, AZ   June 24, 2017

To the Bradford Family

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father
You are a wonderful family and we are happy that our
paths crossed even tho it was for a short time

Sending prayers to all of you during this difficult time

The O'Leary family

Dorothy, Ray, Tim and Joe

Posted by Dorothy O'Leary - Bradford, MA - Acquaintance   June 23, 2017


Sorry for your deep loss. Your father was a good man who always treated others with dignity. I admired him and your mother for the ways they cared for their family and respected others. The world is a better place because of people like them. You father's positive influence will continue to ripple through those who knew and loved him for years to come. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jean Ernster - Barrington, RI - Family   June 21, 2017