DERRY, N.H. — There will be no funeral services or calling hours for Barbara Ann Bradley, 72, who died Jan. 16 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., after an extended illness. Her family is scheduling a Memorial Mass in her name at a future date.
She was born in Windsor on Dec. 12, 1941, daughter of Romaine and Sophia (Laskevich) Trepanier.
Barbara graduated from Windsor High School in 1959. She went to Boston for technical training with IBM and then secured a position with the company. After marriage, children and moving to Derry, her career turned to being an administrative assistant to various local businesses.
Anyone who was fortunate enough to have known Barbara immediately knew that she was an intensely caring and gentle woman. Her dedication to her family and its traditions was remarkable. She loved all kinds of sports and could always be found at her sons’ games, but no one came between her and her New England Patriots or her weekend NASCAR racing circuit. When she was not enjoying sports she loved to be by the ocean. Though her later years made this increasingly difficult, she continued to make regular visits to the coast of Maine where she found her spirits most alive. She could also be found enjoying a good book or knitting.
Barbara is survived by Alfred, her husband of 51 years, sons Keith Bradley of Derry and Kurt Bradley of Seattle, Wash., as well as her sister, Mary Lee (Paul) Buff of Quechee; two nieces; and a special nephew and other extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, she wished her donations to be made in her name to Friends of Nubble, 186 York St., York, ME 03909.
This obituary first appeared in the January 30, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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