WALES – Bradford R. Cram, 82, died at his home in Wales early Saturday morning.

He was born Feb. 7, 1927, the son of B. Russell and Grace (Beals) Cram. He attended school in Monmouth was a graduate of Monmouth Academy and Bliss Business School in Lewiston. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Germany.

On Nov. 6, 1947, in Wales, he married Virginia L. Bubier. Brad worked as an accountant for Armour & Company for 21 years and later worked for Swift Packing Company, also as an accountant. He served as a selectman for the town of Wales for 13 years and also was on the board of directors for Western Maine Transportation. He was a member of the Wales Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 204 in Monmouth, Monmouth Masonic Lodge #110, a life member of the Winthrop grange and the Litchfield Sportsman’s Club and former member of the Future Farmer’s of America.

Brad was very musical. He played the violin, mandolin and saxophone. He enjoyed dancing, camping, hunting and loved fishing. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and especially loved following his great-grandchildren’s football games. He also looked forward to socializing with his friends on his visits to Togus Veterans Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Cram, of Wales; a son, Blaine Cram, of Wales; two daughters, Beverly Given and her husband, Bob, of Monmouth, and Mary Lou Black and her husband, Stephen, of Augusta; six grandchildren, Nicholas Cram of Wales, Jenny France and her husband, Russell, of Vienna, Robert Bradford Given of Monmouth; Elizabeth, Christopher and Jonathan Black of Augusta; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Russell France; and one brother-in-law, Francis Crocker of North Monmouth.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Lorena Crocker and Kathleen Cram; a brother, Harlan Cram; and his daughter-in-law, Deborah Cram.

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