Lawrence Joseph Bradley, age 74, of East Longmeadow, MA died Monday, February 8, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center after an illness. Born in Somerville, MA to the late G. Edward and Helen (Rae) Bradley. Larry graduated from Somerville High School and Wentworth College, and served in the United States Army Reserves from 1968 to 1974. In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by his three infant daughters, brother G. Edward Bradley Jr., wife Kathy and sister Nancy Chandler. Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Carol Ann (O’Connell). Surviving in addition to his wife are his two sons, Lawrence J. Jr. of East Longmeadow, MA and Gregory S. of Leominster, MA. Larry was the loving and doting grandfather to Ayden-Maeve and Jameson Bradley of East Longmeadow, MA and Dove Bradley of Leominster, MA. Brother to Maureen Jones and her husband Richard, James and his wife Del, Robert and his wife Sheila, John and his wife Diane. Larry was the loving and caring uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his most loyal canine companion “Boomer”. Larry retired after a career in Hospital Administration. His passion in life was his wife, sons and grandchildren who call him “Dapa”. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed many trips with his Leominster “brothers” and loving wife. Larry enjoyed golfing, billiards and time with his grandchildren. He was a loyal member of the Knights of Columbus in Leominster and a communicant of Saint Patrick’s Church in Springfield, MA. Services will be private. Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation, East Longmeadow has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.forastiere.com.
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