SOUTH PARIS — Charles B. Bradbury, 97, formerly of Rangeley, died late Thursday evening at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris with his family at his side. He was born in Rangeley on Aug. 8, 1920, a son of Frank and Marjorie Bradbury, and graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin. In 1941, he married Frances Wing. She died Aug. 5, 1988.

Mr. Bradbury was a member of the greatest generation, having served in the United States Navy during World War II. He held his Maine Guide license for over 70 years, was active in the Kemankeag Lodge in Rangeley, the Kora Temple Shriners in Lewiston and the American Legion in both Maine and Labelle, Fla.

He is survived by his children, Rex Bradbury and wife, Ann, Robert Bradbury and his wife, Anna, Randall Bradbury and his partner, Jeannine, and Ronald Bradbury; grandchildren, Charlie and Judy Bradbury, Charlotte Kelly, Katie and Shane Gallant, Corey and Shyon Waltman, Lindsay Bradbury, Mimi Giordano, Randy Bradbury Jr., Richard and Emily Bradbury, Aaron Bradbury, Craig Bradbury, and Justin and Kim Bradbury; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Abigail, Jacob, Jensen, Asher, Caleb, Cora, Ariel, Max, Waverly, Charlie, Emma, Elizabeth, Jacob and Jenna; siblings, Patricia Pillsbury, Elizabeth (Teta) Wagner, Judith Hooper, Norma Albee and Joanie Archer. He was predeceased by a son, James; two grandchildren, Guy Stevenson and Angel Rosa; two brothers, Richard and Mahlon; and his stepmother, Mertie.

Condolences and tributes may be shared with his family on his memorial wall at

Charles B. Bradbury

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