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 Donald Bradford Copeland

Donald Bradford Copeland

Birth
Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 17 Feb 1996 (aged 78)
Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, USA
Burial Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 15, Lot 17
Memorial ID 100040520 · View Source
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Donald B. Copeland 78, of Residence Village Court, Winter Haven Florida died Saturday February 17, 1996. He was the husband of Lorraine (DeCosta) Copeland.

Born in Berkley, the son of the late Clarence E. and the late Isabel M. (Chace) Copeland, he moved to Assonet shortly afterwards. He graduated form BMC Durfee Textile School and worked as plant manager at Monument Manufacturing Company in Assonet. During World War II he served as a sergeant in the Massachusetts State Guard.

While living in Assonet he was a member of the Freetown Fire Department for 21 years, rising to the rank of deputy chief. He served on the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School Committee and the Building Committee for Apponequet Regional High School.

He was active in the Lions Clubs in Freetown, and later in Williamstown where he moved in 1962. While living in Williamstown he was employed as plant manager for Sports Industries, Hunter Outdoor Products and Inflated Products. He was a member of the Northern Berkshire Industrial Managers Club and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce.

He retired to Winter Haven Florida in 1974 where he and his wife opened Copeland Hardware in Cypress Gardens area. He became a charter member of the Cypress Gardens Volunteer Fire Department and served on their board of directors. He was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church.

Surviving him besides his wife are two sons and three daughters. He also has two brothers, C. Linwood and Sheldon Copeland both of Assonet, three sisters, G. Chace Marbarby of Alexandria Virginia and Miriam Terry and Ruth Walsh both of Assonet.

Arrangements are with the Hathaway Funeral Home, 1813 Robeson Street Fall River. Funeral service on Friday February 23rd at 10 AM, in which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9, interment in Assonet Burying Ground.



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  • Maintained by: CopelandFamilyDescendants
  • Originally Created by: jtb
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100040520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Bradford Copeland (19 Jun 1917–17 Feb 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100040520, citing Assonet Burying Ground, Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by CopelandFamilyDescendants (contributor 47567445) .