Remembering J. Bradford Seabury
February 19, 2016
Bradford Seabury, 83, of Hudson, died Feb. 15, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. His last days were spent at Merrimack Valley Hospice, where he experienced the great pleasure of visiting relatives and friends; his final hours were spent in the company of loving family members.
Brad was born in South Portland, Maine, in May, 1932. After graduating from Portland Junior College, he enlisted and served three years in the Army. When he left the service, Brad earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Maine. In 1957, he married Ann McNally. They lived in Portland for a short time, then moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where Brad worked and did graduate study at the University of Minnesota for several years. The couple eventually relocated to Hudson, N.H., in 1968 and settled roots.
Brad worked as a Tech Writer for several local tech companies, including Sanders, Wang Laboratories, and Cabletron. He was also very involved in town civics with his wife Ann. Together they operated the Hudson Minutemen, a part-time business that recorded the minutes for several towns in the local area, but mostly Hudson. Brad was also heavily involved with Toastmasters, Portsmouth Chapter and the Hudson Seniors Center. He loved to travel and took more than 15 cruise trips with his wife Ann and their mutual friends.
Brad is survived by his three children, Suellen Seabury of Hudson, JP Seabury of Manchester and Stacy Paradise of Windham; as well as seven grandchildren.
Brad was preceded in death by his wife, Ann.
While there will be no viewing or services, Brad asked that “those who might otherwise have gotten dressed up to come pay their last respects instead get dressed up, take their loved one out or go in the company of friends, and have a toast in my honor.”
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to either the American Cancer Society (donate.cancer.org) or the Merrimack Valley Hospice (www.homehealthfoundation.org/memorial-gifts).
To share an online message of condolence with the family, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Look to next week’s HLN for a memorial tribute.