SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 10, 2013

John K. Bradley, 59


Watertown, MA — John Kevin “Bodis” Bradley, son of the late Paul J. Bradley and the late Barbara M. (McHugh) Bradley.

The invincible and artistic “Mr. Will See” passed away peacefully on September 7, 2013. Mr. Bradley started his career at General Electric in Lynn and Everett, Mass. For 20 years, he was CEO of Beverly School of Dance. He also worked at various pharmaceutical companies in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Most recently, he maintained a workshop in the barn at Old Stone Farm in West Newbury, making Shaker-style furniture and tending the gardens. He was the most interesting man in the world - a talented painter, raconteur, fine furniture maker, saxophone player, and brewer. He also enjoyed eating dim sum, walking the beaches of the North Shore and waterfront in Boston, and most importantly - spending time with his awesome family, for whom he issued numerous nicknames. He was Grandfather extraordinaire.

Surviving him are his wife of 33 years, Nancy “Tobe” T. Bradley of Watertown; their two amazing children, Colleen “Cecil” and her husband, Timothy MacArthur of Waltham, and Paul “Deak” T. Bradley of Los Angeles, Calif.; Kevin’s sister, Eileen “Skittles” (Bradley) York and her husband, Bill, of Newbury; and Kevin’s four brothers, James “Jimmah” Bradley and his wife, Brenda, of West Newbury, Paul “Wally” Bradley and his wife, Gretchen, of Beverly, Matthew “Waggie” Bradley and his wife, Lisa, of Peabody, and Robert “Bird” Bradley and his wife, Karen, of Essex; his brothers-in-law, Ted Tobey and his wife, Carrie, Steve Tobey and his wife, Claire, Tim Tobey; and 16 nieces and nephews, Corey, Taylor, Brendan, Nicole, Erin, Tatiana, Amanda, Kirsten, Ryan, and Mason Bradley, and Steve, Andrea, Priscilla, Stephanie, Jessica, and Shane Tobey; one grandson, Bennett “Scibsie” MacArthur; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Massachusetts, New York and California.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Church, 672 Hale Street, Beverly, on Thursday September 12, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly (North Beverly Location), are on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Food Project, 10 Lewis Street, Lincoln, MA 01773. For information, directions, or condolences, please visit www.campbellfuneral.com.