Bradley Ernest Lehtonen, also known as Brad, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2023, at the age of 80. Born on July 1, 1943, in Fitchburg, MA, he resided in Templeton, Massachusetts. He was a cherished son to his late parents, Ernest and Valma Lehtonen, and a devoted husband to his late wife, Glenna Lehtonen, whom he married on October 4, 1969.
He was a 1961 graduate of Gardner High School and then from Worcester Junior College with an associate's degree. Brad served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, from 1965-1967.
Bradley worked in sales for Adam's Printing for 20 years and Hudson Appliance until his retirement in 2011, a role that he dedicated much of his life to and found great satisfaction in.
He was an avid Golfer and Billards player, and Sports fan, watching many televised sporting events. He was a member of the Gardner Municipal Golf Course, the Ridgely Club, and the Templeton American Legion.
His greatest joy was the time he spent with his sons and grandchildren
Bradley is survived by his two sons, Matthew and his wife Danielle of Gardner, and Andrew Lehtonen of Templeton, and his significant other, Heidi Nano of Fitchburg; four grandchildren, Bradley Lehtonen, Mark Lehtonen, Charlotte Ares, and Sydney Ares; nieces and nephews and his cat April. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Glenna (Morse) Lehtonen who died on December 13, 2021, and his parents, Ernest and Valma Lehtonen.
A calling hour will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 01475.
A funeral service will take place at the same location on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. A graveside service with Military honors will follow at Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 01475, at 11:00 a.m.
In memory of Bradley Lehtonen, we encourage friends and family to share their memories and upload photos on the memorial page. Your stories and pictures will serve as a testament to Bradley's life, preserving his legacy for future generations to come.
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Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, funeral directors