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Cary Knight Bradford

Date of Death: June 3, 2024

Date of Birth: March 5, 1935


Brunswick -Cary Knight Bradford, 89, died peacefully in his sleep after a short illness on Monday, June 3, 2024. He was born on March 5, 1935 to Julia Holt Bradford and George Knight Bradford. He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy in 1954 and Harvard University in 1959. On August 29, 1959, Cary married Harriet (Happy) Ware Langmaid and they raised three daughters in Waterville, Maine. He spent his career at Keyes Fibre Company, retiring after 35 years.

Upon his retirement, he and Happy moved to Belfast, Maine, where they spent the next 20 years immersed in the close-knit community. He served on the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast’s Council and the committee to oversee Belfast’s Summer Nights’ music festivities. In 2019, Cary and Happy moved to Topsham, Maine to be closer to their daughters and their families. He was an avid sailor from a young age and continued to sail throughout his retirement. He and his family also enjoyed many years of skiing at Saddleback Mountain. In his latter years, he greatly enjoyed golfing with his grandson.

Cary is survived by his wife, Happy; his daughters, Ann Bradford de Cifuentes (Julio); Julie Wheeler (Derek); Betsy Bradford; his grandchildren, Madeleine and Benjamin Wheeler; his sisters-in-law, Nancy Loth (Richard); Chartis Tebbetts (Ned); his brother-in-law, David Hunter; his nephews, Bill and Jamie Langmaid; his nieces, Tanya and Alison Miller; their spouses and children; and several cousins.

A celebration of life will be held in July. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cary’s memory to:

UU Church of Belfast

37 Miller Street

Belfast, ME 04915

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