Marie Leone Bradstreet

July 12, 1934
- April 14, 2021

MILO - On April 14, 2021, Marie Leone (Ellis) Bradstreet, 86, claimed the promise of her Lord and Savior. She was born in Milo on July 12, 1934, to Opal (Pray) and Charles Ellis Sr.

Marie’s grandfather first took her to the United Baptist Church of Milo when she was 5 years old. She was a regular attendee of services at that same church for her entire life. Marie first met Vaughn Bradstreet, her future husband, when she was still in high school. Vaughn used to deliver ice to her parents’ home for their ice box. He would stay to play pick-up sticks with Marie on the front steps while he was getting to know her. Marie and Vaughn were married on August 29, 1953 in Milo, ME. Vaughn carried the picture of Marie shown above in his wallet from 1953 until his death in 2019. As a teenager, Marie began her working career at Daggett’s Pharmacy in Milo. She held various jobs before settling into a lifetime career with the United States Postal Service. Marie was a letter carrier as well as a front desk clerk. After retirement, Marie and Vaughn loved to travel. They took yearly trips to New Hampshire for their anniversary. They traveled as far east as Prince Edward Island, Canada and as far west as Anchorage, Alaska. One of their most memorable trips was when they traveled to enjoy sunny Florida and had difficulties returning home due to the flood of 1987.

Marie is survived by her devoted daughter, Carol Jean Sawyer; grandchildren, Avery Sawyer and his wife, Jerusha Sawyer, Elizabeth Vaughn, and Aaron Sawyer and his wife, Jessie Cassell; and great-grandchildren, Raven and Lark, Alexander, Aiden, and Vivienne, and Ashton and Charles. Marie was eagerly awaiting the birth of her eighth great-grandchild who is due to arrive this August. She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Beverly D’Arcy; brother-in-law, Earlan Bradstreet; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 66 years, Vaughn Bradstreet; her parents, Charles Ellis Sr. and Opal (Pray) Ellis; son, Steven Bradstreet; brother, Charles Ellis Jr.; infant sister, Rosalie Ellis; son-in-law, Edward Sawyer; and brothers and sisters-in-laws, Charles, Lawrence, Nancy, and Judy. Marie delighted in her family’s fur-babies as they were brought into her life. She enjoyed Brutus, Shane, Storm, Black Jack, and Bruno through their years. She will be missed greatly by Chloe, Duckdog, Daxlan, Cooper, and Luna Rose.

Marie’s family wishes to thank Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the excellent care they gave her during the last year of her life. They would like to thank her care team, especially Layla, Art, and Susie, and Beacon Hospice. A special thank-you is extended to Suzie Reed, Administrator Coordinator, for her help and guidance. The family is also grateful to Aaron Thomas for safely allowing us to surround Marie with love during her last days.

A celebration of Marie’s life will be held 2PM Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the United Baptist Church, with Pastor Phil McGlauflin officiating. Following the memorial service, burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Milo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vaughn and Marie Bradstreet Scholarship Fund, c/o MSAD #41, 20 Howland Road, LaGrange, Maine 04453. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

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