Mary Josephine Albright Bradley
||Mary Josephine Albright Bradley|
November 15, 1922 - October 18, 2010
Mary Josephine Albright Bradley, 87, former board member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and
chairwoman of its first Endowment Drive in 1975, died Oct. 18.
Known as “Mary Jo,” she served also on boards of the Junior League of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis
Garden Club, the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Children’s Bureau, Meals On
Wheels, Conner Prairie, the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Arts Council of Lake
Wales, Fla. She was named an honorary trustee of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1992.
Mrs. Bradley was president of the Indianapolis Garden Club and served on the Conservation Committee
of the Garden Club of America and as board president of Conner Prairie. She was a docent at the
Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Lilly Pavilion, and she delivered many Meals on Wheels.
Her interests included music, gardening, bird watching, knitting, needlepoint, and traveling, having visited
all continents but Antarctica at least once. She earned a certificate as a “Pinch-Hitter” to land a Beechcraft
Bonanza, which her husband flew. Although not a competitive golfer, at age 80 she had a hole-in-one on
Hole Six (her least favorite) at Crooked Stick Golf Club. She was trained as a classical pianist and also sang
in amateur productions in Indianapolis.
She was a member of the Indianapolis Women’s Club, the Indianapolis Dramatic Club, the Second Presbyterian
Church, the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver and the Pixilated Debutantes.
A resident of Lake Wales, Fla., Mrs. Bradley was born Nov. 15, 1922, in Indianapolis. She was the daughter
of the late Madge
and her first husband, Chester Ware Albright, and sister of the late Rodney and Jane
Albright. A 1944 alumna of Vassar College, where she had a music scholarship and performed with an a capella quartet,
she attended Shortridge High School before graduating from Monticello Preparatory School in Godfrey, Ill.
In 1944, she married C. Harvey Bradley, who survives her after 66 years of marriage. She also leaves her
daughter Sally Peacock and son-in-law Jay Peacock of Indianapolis and daughter Jane Bradley and son-in-law
Michael Bezdek of Duxbury, Mass. She leaves grandchildren Remy Kothe, Alison Rauh, Lucy, Claire and Alexander Bezdek and
step-granddaughter Morgan Coleman. She is survived by two great-grandsons and a step great-grandson.
The family will have a private burial and will host a celebration of her life for family and friends at Meridian Hills
Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Office of Development, 32 E.
Washington St, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or to the Lake Wales Arts Council, 1099 State Rd. 60 East,
Lake Wales, Fla. 33853.
In Memory of Mary Josephine (Mary Jo) Albright Bradley
Mary Josephine Albright Bradley, 87, former Meals on Wheels board member and longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels, passed away on October 18, 2010.
During the many years Mary Jo was actively involved with Meals on Wheels, she reg ularly delivered meals as a two-person team with her good friend Marilyn Carroll.
Mary Jo also served on the boards of the Junior League of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Garden Club, the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross, Conner Prairie, the Children’s Bureau, the Alliance of the
Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Arts Council of Lake Wales, Florida. She was named an honorary trustee of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1992. She left behind her husband of 66 years, C. Harvey Bradley, her daughter Sally
Peacock (also a former Meals on Wheels board membr and president of the board for two years) and son-in-law Jay Peacock of Indianapolis. Also, daughter Jane Bradley and son-in-law Michael Bezdek of Dusbury, Mass., as
well as several grandchildren and great-grandsons. - www.mealsonwheelsindy.org