HADLEY – Elliott Brightman, 78, crossed over, completing a circle of life on his birthday, Dec. 2, 2012.
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Elliott was born Dec. 2, 1934, to Ellis and Louise Brightman in Bronx, N.Y.
After completing high school, he served in the Marine Corps and later worked with the U.S. Postal Service until retirement.
His wife, Florence (Curtis) Brightman, predeceased him, however, his son, Elliott Brightman, Jr.; daughters, Anna Brightman-Bond and Lori Brightman; with grandchildren, Akilah, Aliya, Aprilyn, Ayodele and Amaiyah survive Elliott. His sister, Lorraine Walker, and a host of nieces and nephews across generations also survive him.
The Brightman family offers warm wishes and heartfelt thanks to those whom graciously extended their kindness and care to Elliott during his stay in Hadley at Elaine.
In accordance with Elliott's wishes, after cremation, the family will schedule a private gathering and ceremony (to be determined at a future date).
Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com.
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Douglass Funeral Home
87 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 7, 2012