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Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180

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James E. Bradley Honor A Deceased Veteran

July 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am



James E. Bradley, Sr. was born on October 8, 1927 in Troy, New York to the late William F. and Margaret C. Powers Bradley.  James was the brother of E. Powers Bradley.  James was the brother of, John (Herbie), Powers, Helen Marie and William (Bill).  James had resided in Latham since 1956, moving from South Troy, New York.

James was a graduate from School 12 and from La Salle Institute, class of 1945.  James also attended Siena College for a short time after the war.

James enlisted in the United States Navy on July 7, 1945 in Albany, New York.  Entering into active service on August 14, 1945, Seaman First Class Bradley served on the USS Florence Nightingale (AP-70) during World War II.  James was the proud recipient of the American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal.  James was honorably discharged from the Navy on July 30, 1946.

James married his wife, Mary Blanche (Bea) Kelly Bradley on May 7, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Church in Troy.  James was the father of two sons; James E. Bradley, Jr. and Brian M. Bradley, Sr.; four daughters; Kristine, Mary Lynn, Elaine and Kelly.  James was also the grandfather of nineteen grandchildren.

James was the owner and operator of James E. Bradley & Sons Plumbing and Heating Co. in Troy for 50 years, retiring in 1991.

James was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham.  He was a member of the Latham Council, Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis.  James was also a member of the Colonie Elks Lodge, a former 10 year member of the Ballston Spa Country Club, a former 30 year member and board member of Wolfert’s Roost Country Club, as well as a member of Local 7 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union for 50 years.

James enjoyed grocery shopping, golfing and the “to do” jar with his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed traveling to Florida with his wife, Bea.


July 8, 2019
8:30 am - 9:00 am
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