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Dorothy Helen Bradley

May 21, 1929 November 25, 2018
Dorothy Helen Bradley
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Dorothy Helen Bradley (Dottie), 89, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2018. Dottie was born in Dorchester, MA on May 21, 1929. Following her graduation from Wilmington High School, she was employed by the John Hancock Insurance Co. From 1950 to 1952, she served proudly in the United States Navy, where, during her assignment in the Pentagon, she met another Yeoman, Bill Bradley, who happened to come from her hometown area. Dottie and Bill were married on February 2, 1952 and settled in Alexandria, VA where they raised seven children together. As a loving, caring, devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, Dottie took great delight in cheering and supporting her family in their many athletic events, community and charity activities. One of her favorite activities for many years was bowling, and she really enjoyed her bowling tournament adventures. Her most enjoyable leisure activity, however, was writing letters, thank you notes, and greeting cards. She maintained a yearly calendar with birthdays, events, both major and minor, and remembered her family, relatives and friends every day of each year, her whole life through.
In 2009, Dottie relocated to an independent senior living community in Cary, NC, where she enjoyed daily community activities, social outings, fitness and volunteer activities, as well as frequent visits from her family and friends. She remained a very active and very special woman throughout the entire time she lived in Cary.
She is survived by her sons, Steve Bradley, Scott Bradley (Leslie), and Pat Bradley (Michele), her daughters, Nancy Reedy, Carol Isaac (Philip), Jane Gallant, and Linda Collier (Bob), her brothers, Donald, Clifford, Roger, and Kenny, seventeen grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Bill, her father, Vernon, her mother, Blanche, and her brothers, John and Robert.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Jefferson Funeral Chapel in Alexandria, VA. The burial service will take place at the Quantico National Cemetry in Triangle, VA on Monday, December 17 at 11AM. Her family asks that any charitable donations made in Dottie’s memory be sent to Soldiers’ Angels at

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2:00 PM 12/16/2018 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 12/16/2018 5:00:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Jefferson Funeral Chapel
5755 Castlewellan Drive Alexandria 22315 VA
United States





11:00 AM 12/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Quantico National Cemetery

18424 Joplin Rd
Triangle, VA 22172

Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Rd Triangle 22172 VA
United States

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