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Mary Gloria Bradley

NORFOLK — Mary Gloria Bradley, 87, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully on June 28, 2021, at Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Philmont, N.Y. 

Mrs. Bradley worked as a radiology technician at Sharon Hospital for more than 25 years prior to her retirement in 1987.

Born at home on May 3, 1934, in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Angelina (Pistritto) and Sebastiano Vernali. 

Mary graduated in 1953 from Gilbert High School in Winsted. 

Following high school she attended the School of Radiological Technology at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. 

On June 28, 1958, in Norfolk, she married Roger Evans Bradley, a marriage that lasted 63 years to the day, prior to her passing. Mr. Bradley survives at their home in Valatie, N.Y. 

Mary was an excellent cook and enjoyed knitting in her spare time. She had an infectious laugh that could be heard at many family parties. 

She was a longtime member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk and was a beloved resident who will be dearly missed at Pine Haven Nursing and Rehab in Philmont.

In addition to her husband, Roger, Mary is survived by two sons, James “Jay” Bradley of Lakeville and Keith Bradley and his wife, Lisa, of Eloy, Ariz.; two grandsons, Steven J. Bradley of Cortland, N.Y., and Evan J. Bradley of Austin, Texas; two dear nephews, Col. Edward Luminati of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Todd Vernali of East Canaan; and many dear family members and friends. 

In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her sister, Rose; and her two brothers, Salvatore “Sonny” Vernali and Sebastiano “Joe” Vernali.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 7, at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton, the. Rev. Francis Fador officiating. Burial followed at Salisbury Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the North East Community Center (NECC), P.O. Box 35, Millerton, NY 12546; or North East /Millerton Library, 75 Main St., Millerton, NY 12546. 

To send the family a floral arrangement, plant a tree in Mary’s memory or offer an online condolence, go to www.conklinfuneralhome.com.

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