Helen M. “Mimi” Bradley, 98, of Dorchester, passed away March 1, 2015 at Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth following a period of declining health. She was the devoted wife of nearly 63 years to the late George R. Bradley who died in 1999.
Born August 20, 1916, she was the second of seven children born to the late Joseph V. and Elizabeth M. (Coyle) O’Donnell. Raised in Dorchester, she was a long time communicant of St. Christopher’s Church in Columbia Point. In addition to her primary job raising her family, Helen had also worked as a sales clerk with the former W.T. Grant department store.
In retirement, she and her beloved George enjoyed many happy times traveling to many destinations around the world, but her happiest times were those spent in the company of her adoring family.
For many years, Helen was a member of the Cyril P. Morrisette Post #294 of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, playing cribbage and was an avid reader.
She was the loving mother of Henry P. Bradley (ret. Director, Quincy Veterans Services and ret. Quincy P.D.) and his wife Rosemarie, Joan E. Abban, and H. Micki LeMoine and her late husband Robert, all of Quincy, and the late Elizabeth E. Bradley. Dear sister of Lawrence J. O’Donnell of Newark DE, the late Margaret Fallon and William, Philip, Joseph & John O’Donnell. She is also survived by 14 cherished grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by grandsons Eric and Paul Abban, and a great great grandson, baby Robbie Warren.
Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held Friday March 6th at 10:00am from the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St, Quincy Center, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Sacred Heart Parish, 386 Hancock St, N.Quincy. Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 990 Lagrange St, West Roxbury.
Visiting Hours Thursday March 5th from 3:00—8:00pm at the funeral home. Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to: St. Christopher’s Church, 265 Mount Vernon St, Dorchester MA 02125, or to The Bonnie M. Conroy Memorial Fund for Pediatric Cancer Patients, c/o James & Carolyn Conroy, 141 Bromfield St, Quincy MA 02170