HYANNIS – Bradley Claybrook Mann, 85, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2017 at the Pavilion Nursing Center after a long period of declining health.
Known as Brad to his family and friends, he was born in Quincy, MA on April 17, 1932. His parents were the late Walter Stanley and Madeline (Bridges) Mann. Brad graduated from Barnstable High School in 1950, and enlisted in the US Navy. He served on the carriers USS Midway and USS Ticonderoga in the Mediterranean during the Korean War.
Brad was later stationed in Norfolk, VA, and while on leave in New York City, he met the love of his life, Rosemarie Sheridan. They were married in Wilkes-Barre in 1954 and were beloved to each other for 62 years until she passed away last year.
Following his Navy service, Brad worked at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, CT. Then, in 1959, Brad and Rosemarie moved to West Hyannisport where they started their family. Brad had a long career with the US Postal Service, including serving as Postmaster of the West Hyannisport Post Office, before retiring in 1992.
Over the years, Brad and Rosemarie (who everyone called Posy) were blessed with grandchildren and many loving friends and family members. Among many reasons, Brad will be remembered as a devoted father and grandfather, an avid reader, sports fan and a naturally friendly and thoughtful person. He was very active in the lives of his children, serving with the Boy Scouts, playing games and sharing the many enjoyments of Cape Cod life.
Brad is survived by his son, Douglas Mann and his wife, Marianne of West Hyannisport, and by his daughter Sheryl Quesnel and her husband, Norman, of Framingham, MA. He is also survived by Kristin Mann and her fiancé Kevin Rizza of Mansfield, Stephen Mann of West Hyannisport, Michael Mann of West Yarmouth, Lindsey Quesnel of Scottsdale, AZ and Lucas Quesnel of Framingham. Brad also leaves his dear cousins, Jan Mann of Venice, Florida and Patricia Kirwin of Tolland, CT.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Brad’s many caregivers over the years, at home and at the Pavilion including the visiting staff from Kindred Hospice.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the John Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills on Wednesday, June 7, from 10:00-11:00 am, followed by a brief prayer service. Brad’s burial, which will commemorate his military service, will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.