1915-2004

RUMFORD – Olive E. Bradeen, 88, a resident of the Victorian Villa Nursing Home, Canton, died Friday evening, Jan. 9, in the Emergency Room of Rumford Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Temple, a daughter of Chester B. and Hattie L. (Vining) Ranger. She received her education in Temple, Farmington and Wilton schools and on March 21, 1946, married Harris L. Bradeen Sr. in Kingfield. They lived in Wilton and Carthage for many years before moving to Canton in 1965. She was a Past President of the Morton-Ellis VFW Auxiliary Post of Dixfield and was a Past President of the Carthage Mothers’ Club. She was very proud of her 13 years of volunteer service at Victorian Villa Nursing Home.

She is survived by: sons, Harry L. Smith and his wife, Vickie, of Skowhegan, Clarence D. Smith and his wife, Mary, of Mexico; adopted son, Charles R. Smith and his companion, Lorraine, of Livermore Falls; step-son, Harris L. Bradeen Jr. of Turner; step-daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Abbott of Phillips, Mrs. Arthur (Joanne) Dunlop of Richmond, Mrs. Herbert (Phyllis) Miller of Wilton; one sister, Mrs. Thale (Edna) Smith of Wilton; numerous grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1986, daughter, Ruth Parkman, in 1969, step-daughter, Louise Currier, and brother Oscar E. Ranger.

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