Bradley Snell, Little Compton

Posted 5/26/21

Bradley Snell passed away peacefully at home with his family on May 18, 2021. Born in Fall River, he was a lifelong resident of Little Compton. He was the husband of the late Dianne J. …

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Bradley Snell, Little Compton

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Bradley Snell passed away peacefully at home with his family on May 18, 2021. Born in Fall River, he was a lifelong resident of Little Compton. He was the husband of the late Dianne J. (Thompson) Snell. Dad, who was an Army vet, had a great love for his town, country and his family.

Mr. Snell was born in Fall River, son of the late Arthur and Edith M. (Chase) Snell. He loved everything he did, from his paper route as a kid, that paid for his first bike, to delivering food for Wilbur Store. 

He served three years at Fort Sill Oklahoma with the 184th Ordinance Battalion after graduating from high school in 1956. When he returned home he eventually met the love of his life, got married and, being a young carpenter, he built his house with some help from his family. After his service, he wanted to be a police officer like his father, but his future wife said, "no way.” He then attended drafting classes at Rhode Island School of Design, while working at Tower Iron Works in Seekonk. 

His favorite accomplishments are building his home, serving as past Noble Grand Officer of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, former member of Little Compton Town Council and the Board of canvassers, Cub Scout Troop leader and he also helped organize Little Compton’s basketball league. 

He joined  Electric Boat, North Kingstown, in 1976 as a numerical control analyst, Dept. 935, and retired in 1996 — one of the lucky ones able to enjoy his retirement.

Survivors include his son, Scott B. Snell of Little Compton; his brother. Richard Snell and his wife Elizabeth of Ohio; two sisters, Judith West and her husband Samuel of Little Compton, and Laura Walker of Little Compton; his granddaughter, Autumn Snell; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Marc T. Snell and brother of the late Ronald A. Snell.

Graveside service, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Tuesday, June 1, at Pleasant View Cemetery, Tiverton at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Association of Bristol County, checks payable to: VABC, 755 Pine St., Fall River, MA 02720.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, Mass.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

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