NEWTON, MA- Jacquelyn (Maynard) Bradley, 92, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 29, at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “Jackie,” as she liked to be called, was the beloved wife of the late Joseph G. Bradley for 41 years. She was born on July 16,1926, to the late Eleoda NJ Maynard and Mary (Buffum) Maynard, both of Wilmington, VT. She was preceded in death by her brothers Allison Maynard, of Alexandria, VA, Reginald Maynard, of Whitingham, VT, and Peter Maynard of Wilmington, VT.
Mrs. Bradley is survived by her sister, Vera (Maynard) Deyo, of Brattleboro, VT, and brother Roger Maynard, of Wilmington, VT.
Mrs. Bradley was the loving mother of Joseph L. Bradley (deceased) and his wife Loetta of Framingham; John M. Bradley and his wife Kathleen, of Waltham; Mary Braxton and her husband James (JW), of Framingham; Elizabeth Battaglino and her husband John (deceased), of Marlborough; Richard M. Bradley and his wife Alisa, of Framingham; Geralyn VonDohlen and her husband Stephen, of Framingham; and Laurie Bradley, of Framingham. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Joel, Andrea, Benjamin, Alexander, Krista, Meghan, Jacquelyn, Hannah, Joseph, and Jonathan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Mrs. Bradley graduated from Wilmington High School in 1944. She then moved to Newton, to attend Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing as part of the cadet nursing program and she graduated in 1948. She started her nursing career in the emergency room at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, later becoming a charge nurse on a medical-surgical floor. This is where she met fellow nurse Elizabeth Bradley, who eventually became her mother-in-law. After marrying her husband Joseph, she left her nursing career for a few years to raise her seven children. Later in her career she worked as a school nurse, private-duty nurse, and retired as a hospice nurse.
After many years of living in Newton Corner, the family moved to Mrs. Bradley’s beloved hometown of Wilmington, VT, where she lived near her mother, siblings, nieces, and nephews. She called those her “seven bonus years.” Her family moved back to Newton, where she lived for several more years before moving to Framingham.
Mrs. Bradley lived the last five years of her life at the Heritage of Framingham Senior Community. She had so many wonderful friends there and was loved by all. Her family is extremely grateful for the beautiful care and support she and her family received from the staff at Heritage.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mrs. Bradley’s memory to Opportunities for Inclusion, 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham, MA 02453.