Kenroy Alphonso Bradshaw (“Kenny”) was born September 5, 1946 to (the late) James Nathaniel Bradshaw and Ernestine Bascombe on the West Indian Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He was one of eight children among Grafton, Carl, Felix, Morlene, Eileen, Billy and Noel.
Kenny arrived in the United States in 1961. In 1966, he graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn, and then joined the United States Army shortly thereafter. He was excited to get his first job at Dean Products in Brooklyn where he worked for twenty-one years.
In 1978, Kenny married Magdalene “Maggie” Wilson. Their union created a blended family of six, including two sons: Terry and Anthony Wilson, and four daughters: Theresa, Madeline, Sheryl and Tuere Wilson. In 1980, the loving couple gave birth to Azore-Dee, creating a family of seven children.
In 1988, Kenny began working for the United States Postal Service. The Fort Greene neighborhood was his service route, which is also where he resided during the latter part of his life. It brought him great satisfaction to serve his community. He truly enjoyed going to work every day, and took pride in what he did for a living. He has also been awarded by the United States Postal Service for his stellar work.
In 2001, Maggie passed away, leaving their union of twenty-three years.
After retiring from the Post Office in 2014, walking became Kenny’s new hobby. You could catch him strolling the streets of Fort Greene, taking in all that the neighborhood had to offer, and catching up with old clients. He enjoyed spending time with family and traveling from time to time.
On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Kenroy “Kenny” Bradshaw departed this life. He leaves to cherish his memory, six children, six siblings, fourteen grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, neighbors and friends.
Kenny was a caring, loving, dedicated father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend, as well as devoted postman.
Today, we celebrate the life of a man whom many came to know, revere, and love . . . Kenroy “Kenny” Bradshaw.