Bradley A. Upton Jr.


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Hampton Falls, NH - Bradley A. Upton Jr., 63, of Hampton Falls, and a former longtime resident of Lynn, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thurs., June 6, 2019, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston surrounded by those he loved. Brad was born in Lynn, Mass., on Sept. 27, 1955, a son of Jacqueline (Connery) O'Brien of California and the late Bradley Upton Sr.
Bradley was raised in Lynn, Mass., and graduated from high school in California. Upon graduation, Brad enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorably served his country as a Green Beret with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). While in the Army, Brad met and married the true love of his life, Pamela (Drivas) Upton. After his discharge, Brad and Pam settled in Lynn, Mass., to raise their family. Brad worked for the Essex County Sherriff's Department where he led the Tactical and Apprehension Teams along with his many other accomplishments. He retired in 2007 with more than 26 years with the department.
Brad had a great sense of humor, enjoyed reading, was a huge New England Patriots fan and loved to cook for his family and many friends. Above all else, Brad was devoted to his family. He and Pam were inseparable for over 43 years and times with family were the happiest times of his life.
He is survived by his beloved wife Pam and his loving daughter, Amy Upton of Hampton Falls and his devoted son, Jonathan Upton and his fiancée Nicole Parmenter, of Cranston, R.I. He also leaves his nephew, Joshua Drivas of Saugus, Mass., whom he treated as a son; his brothers, Michael O'Brien and Glen and Todd Upton; his sister Beth Upton; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother Matthew Upton and his very special grandmother, Elizabeth "Nana" Cucurullo, who had devoted much of her time into raising Bradley.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Fri., June 14, 2019, in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home - Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842. Services will be held on Sat. at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Hampton Falls. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Center, Please visit to view Brad's memorial website, to sign his tribute wall, and for additional information.
Published on June 10, 2019
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3 posts

Tammy ThibodeaU
Jun 11, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss aunt Pam an Jay an Amy Uncle Brad was a funny go on a he's going to be sadly missed.
Joanne caron
Jun 10, 2019
I met brad while working at the old Salem jail. I had the utmost respect for him. He was a true leader and in my eyes absolutely the best instructor I’ve ever come across. You will truly be missed. I will never forget the life values you taught me my friend. RIP
Catherine seidman
Jun 10, 2019
My prayers for Upton family.