Woodstock—Arleen Ann Bradley, 62, of Old Hall Road died September 25, 2006, at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, Ma. She was the devoted wife of Edward F. Bradley for 38 spectacular years. She was born in Dover NJ. and was the loyal daughter of Bessie (Tomka) Berry and the late Dorson Berry.
Arleen Bradley graduated from Dover High School, Juniata College in Huntington, Pa., and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Ma. In 1987 she received her Master’s degree in education at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her first teaching positions were in Enfield and Chaplin, Ct. In 1978 she moved to Woodstock and lived in an antique home that was lovingly restored by her husband.
Known affectionately to many as “Mrs. Bradley,” Arleen devoted 21 years of her life to teaching in Woodstock. She loved teaching and cared deeply for her students. She taught seventh grade Science and helped to coordinate the Woodstock Middle School’s annual Science Fair.
In addition to teaching, she was also an antiques dealer and collector, maintaining successful booths at both Scranton’s Shops of Woodstock and The Antiques Marketplace in Putnam. She also enjoyed the time she spent at her Keniston Island home in Wolfeboro, N.H. on Lake Winnipesaukee. She loved taking trips through the White Mountains, exploring famous landscapes that were depicted in the paintings that she and her husband collected.
She leaves her husband, Edward Bradley of Woodstock, her daughter, Annice (Bradley) Rockwell of Pomfret Center, her mother, Bessie Berry of Dover, N.J., a sister, Janice Bruseo of Andover, N.J. and one grandson, Adam Rockwell of Pomfret Center. She was also the mother of the late Christopher Bradley who died unexpectedly at the age of 21 on July 27, 1995.
A memorial service and celebration of Arleen Bradley’s life will be held at the First Congregational Church on Woodstock Hill, Route 169, Woodstock on Sunday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations to the “Mrs. Bradley Science Award” can be sent to: Annice Rockwell, P.O. Box 395, Pomfret Center, Ct. 06259. Gilman Funeral Home is entrusted with her arrangements.