John R. Bradeen, of Colebrook, was born May 23, 1944, to Charles and Helen (Pease) Bradeen in Cornish, Maine. He died by his own hand Jan. 1, 2022.

He graduated from Fryeburg Academy, then from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in forestry. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service before returning to New England. He and his wife, Lutie (Ellis) Bradeen, owned and operated the Ellis Farm in Keene for more than 30 years. Upon retirement, they moved to Colebrook and felt they had found their home.

John is survived by his wife; his son, Walter, and his wife, Alice; his daughter, Sarah; and Susan, whom he felt was an added daughter.

Per his request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of New Hampshire.