Susan Elizabeth Bradbury

July 31, 1950November 13, 2020

Yarmouth, ME - Susan E. Bradbury, 70, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Yarmouth, Maine on November 13, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Jane Bradbury. She was the eldest daughter to Elizabeth and Carleton Bradbury of Cumberland, Maine.

She is survived by her partner Robert Hirsch of East Millinocket, Maine; her siblings, Robert and wife Rachel Bradbury of Bloomfield, CT; and their daughters Kate and Molly. John Bradbury of Cumberland, Maine; and Anne Bergeron of Kennebunk, Maine.

She graduated from Edward Little High School, and University of Maine in Orono.

Before she retired, She worked for the Portland Public School system for 22 years. Previously employed by L.L. Bean of Freeport, Maine.

Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her close friends, Kate Wilkinson of Cumberland Foreside, Maine. Craig Chandler of Pennsylvania. Karen Rohrbacker of South Portland, Maine. Dale Stair of Cumberland, Maine, and Thuy Phan of Yarmouth, Maine. She also enjoyed gardening, photography, and making jewelry.

She will be sadly missed by all.

There will be no viewing or funeral. In lieu of sending flowers, please make a donation to The American Diabetes Association.


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Valerie Green

December 4, 2020

Oh Sue, I will miss you. Many descendants of your yard plantings live on at my house, and remind me of you each year as the seasons pass. Thank you for your smile, your generous, warm heart, and your laughter. Rest in peace.

Pat Crowley-Rockwell

December 2, 2020

Sue was so welcoming and helpful to me during her days at PPS Central Office. Her kindness always made the day better. We continued to connect as she worked over at PATHS. She always had a kind word or upbeat phrase to lighten my day. I still have the beautiful card she gave me of a sunflower, because it reminded me of her and her talents as a photographer. Her passing so saddens me.

Susan Taliento

December 1, 2020

She Bradbury was a sweet, beautiful, generous person, inside and out. I feel privileged to have known her at Portland Public Schools. RIP

Sue Clifford

November 27, 2020

I shall miss this dear sweet lady so much! I worked with her at LL Bean and had the great pleasure of meeting up with her again at Estabrook's in Yarmouth many years later where we both purchasing our summer flowers and renewed our friendship. Her wonderful attitude towards life and generosity of spirit will be missed. Rest well, dear Sue.

Karen Boulos McPhee

November 24, 2020

I first met Sue when we were students at the University of Maine. We had many Auburn people in common. She was such a beautiful person and I enjoy many discussions with her whenever our paths crossed over the years. She was always gracious, smart and always laughing. My condolences to her family.
Karen Boulos McPhee

Roberta Mulazzi

November 23, 2020

Aunt Betty and my mother Anita were sisters. Susan was my first cousin As a first child, her mother taught her well to be a lady and how to be gracious and generous. Whenever she visited Bob and I, there always a plant in hand or gift. Susan worked hard and enjoyed taking pictures of her flowers and then making them into
beautiful cards. We were shocked to hear that she had passed and will remember her laugh and joyfulness. Our sincere sympathy to her family and dear friends. Roberta and Bob

Solange Kellermann

November 23, 2020

My condolences to her friends and family.
I knew Sue when she worked for Portland schools in the Superintendent's office. She was a class act- always welcoming and professional. We would run into each other after I left the school department and each time it was as if we'd seen each other a day or two ago. Wonderfully creative, kind; she will be missed.

Dona Miller Damon

November 23, 2020

I met Sue at U Maine orientation, and we ran into each other often on campus. Over the years we ran into each other as our lives crossed paths. I am sad to learn of her passing. I always thought of her as a kind and gentle soul.

Alice Kirkpatrick

November 23, 2020

I am very sad to see this. I met Sue years ago in a photography class at USM. Sue, Karl, Jay and I bonded in the class, and continued our photographic adventures and friendship for several years. We named ourselves "Photo Four" and planned photo excursions (usually with a meal involved), an exhibition or two, and note cards we produced and sold. I remember Sue's beautiful images of flowers she grew in her garden. She had a generous spirit and wonderful laugh, and I'm so glad our paths crossed, if just for a while.

Dory Anna Richards Waxman

November 22, 2020

Sue was one of the kindest and one of the dearest friends I made when I was first elected to the Portland School Committee
Always a big smile full of love and always went above and beyond to help me through protocols and lend a hand helping me to find my way
She was a true gift and American treasure
She was my friend
We loved talking about gardens and our love of the sea and of everyone working in public education. She will be missed and forever in my heart
a Beautiful spirit She was loved by many
Condolences to her family and prayers to all in her universe


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