Marilyn B. Bradley affectionately known as Lynne, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at her home in North Plainfield. Born and raised in Plainfield, she had resided in North Plainfield for 45 years.
Lynne was a graduate of Kean University formerly Newark State College in 1965, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher with the Millington Board of Education before retiring after 33 years.
She was a lifelong member of St. Bernard’s RC Church where she was baptized. In her spare time she enjoyed shopping, the beach, trips to Atlantic City and entertaining large groups of family and friends.
Lynne Bradley touched the lives of countless people. Her decades of teaching elementary school was a calling that served her well. She put her heart into all that she did. It wasn’t difficult for Lynn to understand people, loving accepting and understanding people is what she did best. Her love of people was what made her a great teacher, mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.
She was a friend to everyone and everyone that knew her. Most people have eight degrees of separation, Lynne had almost none. She shared her life with others so effortlessly and easily, she gave of her time, she gave of her knowledge and her strength to everyone around her. There was always an open door at the Bradley’s House, always a welcoming smile and an ear to listen and usually an answer in reply.
Outside of Lynne’s love for friends and family was her love of the beach which was also a time for friends and family. Over the years her summers stretched farther and longer and her ability to just soak it all in like the rays of the sun grew even brighter. She loved the beach, the time together, sharing, laughing and soaking it all in. This is one of her greatest teachings of all, soaking it all in and loving everyone around us.
Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Veronica Kane; brother Thomas Kane, Jr. and her nephew Christopher Ingrassia.
Survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Jerry Bradley; her son Mark Bradley and her daughter Jennifer Testa and her husband Vincent; grandchildren Amelia and Michael Testa; sister-in-laws Maryanne Kane and Gloria Ingrassia and her husband Tony; nieces Kimberly Kane, Elisa Ingrassia and nephews Anthony and Paul Ingrassia; and her cousin Richard Antolik.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 4-8 at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung. A funeral gathering will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 noon at St. Bernard’s RC Church, Plainfield.