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Mr. Sargent Bradlee died peacefully following a short illness on July 15, 2017, at the age of 87.
Sargent was born on March 19, 1930, in Manchester, Mass., to Sargent and Louise. He matriculated at Wesleyan, but had his college career interrupted by the Korean conflict. He served his tour of duty in France and returned to complete his education at Harvard, graduating in 1954. In 1959, he married the love of his life, Sally, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. After living and working in New York City, they moved back to his beloved Manchester to raise their family. Sarge, or “Peter,” as many of his friends and family knew him, was an entrepreneur. For many years he owned and operated the Winter Hill Package Store in Somerville, Mass., and was proud of his involvement with LifeRamp, a product designed to assist first responders in water rescues. In 1998, Sarge and Sally moved to Kendal at Hanover to retire, where they found many new activities to enjoy with friends and family.
Sargent was an old-school gentleman, always abiding by the principles of kindness, gallantry, honor, and duty. He was an avid ping-pong player, and enjoyed golfing, poker, and watching football. Some of his fondest memories took place at Squam Lake, where he celebrated his 50th anniversary with his wife, and returned for many years. He was a generous and witty individual who took comfort both in entertaining others and sitting by the fire with the family dog in his lap.
Sargent is survived by his children, Mary and Timothy; grandchildren, Henry, Emma, Oona, and Jack; and sisters, Adeline and Kitty. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally, in 2010.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA, 02452.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kendal at Hanover for their care and support.
Published on  July 27, 2017
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