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Bradley C. Judkins, Sr

HAVERHILL: Bradley C. Judkins, Sr., 90, husband of the late Reva S. (Seaberry) Judkins, and prominent former businessman, died December 12, 2010 at Merrimack Valley Hospice after a short illness.

Born in Haverhill on January 2, 1920, Mr. Judkins was the son of the late Francis A. and Anna B. (Carleton) Judkins. Bradley graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1937, and continued his education graduating from Boston University, and their ROTC Program in 1941, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. During the World War 11 he served with the 29th Div., 116th Inf. in the Panama Canal, and his unit was transferred to France after the D-Day invasion and proceeded into Germany. He was discharged at the rank of Captain in 1946.

He represented the third generation owning and operating the Pentucket Shoe Store in Haverhill, along with his sister, the late Elizabeth (Betty) Ayer, which was established by his grandparents in 1895, until his retirement and sale of the business in 1987. He was a member of the former First Congregational Church and a fifty year member of the Haverhill Rotary Club.

Bradley's career in banking at Pentucket Bank began in 1961 where he was a member of the Board of Investment, and continued as a member of the Board of Trustees until March of this year when the bank made him an Honorary Trustee, and he was presented with an award of appreciation reflective of his fifty years of service. He enjoyed activities that represented his interest in the outdoors and the ocean, and
continued his love of running well into his 60's, as well as being and avid reader, bridge and tennis participant.

Bradley is survived by his children, Bradley C. Judkins, Jr. of Haverhill, Nancy Bayless of Atlanta, GA, Sarah Judkins and her husband Clark Goodpaster of Waltham; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Francesca J. Springer of New Castle, NH, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Thursday, December 23, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 15 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill. At the family's request, there will be no calling hours, and interment will be a private ceremony in the Old Meeting House Cemetery in Danville, NH.Donations in his memory may be made to the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street,
Haverhill, MA 01830, and greatly appreciated by the Judkins family. Arrangement by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill.

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