Dorothy Bradley, 94

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BRUNSWICK — Dorothy “Dot” Bradley, 94, of Brunswick, died Dec. 27, with family by her side.

She was born May 5, 1921, the daughter of Robert and Ottolie Channonhouse of Boston. She and her family moved to Cundy’s Harbor, where she grew up attending Brunswick schools. Bradley later moved to Revere, Massachusetts, where she met and married Charles Hayes in 1939. After several years in Revere, she returned with her husband to Cundy’s Harbor, and the couple began raising their family. Several years after Hayes died in 1953, she married Gordon “Cappy” Bradley. The Bradleys lived in Harpswell and Brunswick, where she was a homemaker and mother.

Bradley loved to knit and crochet, but spent most of her free time doing crossword puzzles. She cherished time with family, especially when they treated her to a meal out. Bradley will always be remembered for being kindhearted and for her sense of humor. She was loved by all; her grandchildren affectionately called her “Nana Banana.”

Besides her first husband, Bradley was predeceased by a son, Charles J. Hayes Jr.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy Dunning, of Brunswick, Beverly Gray, of Topsham and Diana LaPierre, of Zephyrhills, Florida; two sons, Gordon Bradley, of Zephyrhills, Florida and Jim Peacock, of South Carolina; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Bradley’s family would like to extend their gratitude to Dionne Commons and Horizon’s Living and Rehab Center.

A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick, with visiting hours beginning at noon. Interment will be in the spring at Cranberry Horn Cemetery in Harpswell.