Gang leader Brady's burial, Bangor, 1937

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Gang leader Brady's burial, Bangor, 1937

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Four men watch as four others lower Alfred Brady's casket into the ground at Mount Hope Cemetery, Public Grounds, in Bangor.

From left are Vern Lovejoy, funeral home employee; Eugene Meehan, cemetery grave digger; Phil Pendell, Bangor Daily News reporter; Walter A. Jellison (partially hidden), co-owner White & Hayes Funeral Home; Malcolm S. Hayes, city undertaker and co-owner White & Hayes Funeral Home; Don Daley, teenage newspaper stringer; F. Stanley Howatt, assistant Mount Hope superintendent; Harold S. Burrill Sr., Mount Hope superintendent.

Brady was the leader of the infamous Brady Gang, which was wanted for multiple robberies and murders. He was shot and killed by FBI agents on Central Street in Bangor on October 12, 1937 when he and his fellow gang members returned to Dakin Sporting Goods store to attempt to purchase a machine gun.

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  • Title: Gang leader Brady's burial, Bangor, 1937
  • Creation Date: 1937-10-15
  • Subject Date: 1937-10-15
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25.5 cm
  • Local Code: 2009.004.0012
  • Collection: Brady Gang Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Bangor Historical Society
159 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 942-1900

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