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BRADFORD STANDISH Jr. Obituary
STANDISH, Bradford, Jr. 82, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Gloucester, MA, on September 15 after a long illness. Stanna (Stan) attended Shore Country Day School in Beverly, MA, Groton School, Williams College and Harvard Law School. Between college and law school, he spent three years in the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), first studying Turkish at the Army Language School in Monterey, CA, and then moving on to counter-espionage work in Berlin. After a tenure at the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr, he worked for many years as in-house lawyer for the consulting firm Arthur D. Little and later invested in real estate. Stanna grew up in Hamilton, MA, and raised his family in Brookline. He spent his final years in Gloucester, in a house overlooking the Essex River on Wingaersheek Beach. Stanna was active in community affairs, having been elected as a Town Meeting member in Brookline and served on the corporation of the Boston University Medical Center Hospital. A direct descendent of William Bradford, first governor of Plymouth Colony, he was also on the Board of Directors of Plimoth Plantation. Stanna loved the outdoors of the North Shore and could often be found playing polo and golfing at the Myopia Hunt Club. An enthusiastic amateur trumpet player, he also played in a brass band. Stanna leaves his devoted wife, Brigitte, of 45 years, three children, Tatyana Ouhrabka of Providence, RI, Amanda Bradford of Boston, MA, and Standish Bradford III, of Beverly, MA, and four grandchildren. Stanna also leaves three sisters, Dorothy Wexler of Washington, DC, Katharine Bradford of Hamilton, MA, and Elizabeth Borden of Norfolk, CT. Stanna was a loyal friend, a warm family patriarch, and a source of delight for all who knew and loved him, both friends and family. We will miss his wicked wit, his sometimes mediocre but always amusing jokes, his trove of limericks and golf trivia, his wry intelligence, his exuberant and gleeful spirit, and his tremendous heart. A celebration of his life is planned for December. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, BEVERLY. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 22, 2016
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