Obituary: Bradford E. Pope

Bradford E. Pope, 86

Bradford E. Pope, 86, died July 29 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1933, in Weymouth, the son of Dwight and Mabel (Snell) Pope. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Dwight, and sister, Marcia.
Brad graduated from Hingham High School, class of 1953. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the former Hull VFW and chairman of its blood bank for many years. A retired Hull firefighter, he was a member of the Hull Firefighters Association and a member of the I.U.O.E. Local 4.
Brad is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lucy (DeMings) Pope; his two daughters, Victoria Pope Matton and her husband, Larry, of Hingham, and Corinna Nixon and her husband, Peter, of Hull; and four grandchildren: Kellie Nixon and her boyfriend, John, of Florida, Kristopher Nixon and his girlfriend, Kristen, of Pembroke, Brad Matton and his wife, Mary, of Quincy, and Ashley Sampson and her husband, Dan, of Hanson. He also leaves the light of his life for this past year, his great-granddaughter, Harper Victoria Sampson. 
Brad will also be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law and close friend, Burnet Pearce, and his wife, Nancy, of Maryland, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Brad’s name to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 4-8 p.m. at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at the Hull Village Cemetery.
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