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May 10, 2013

'He was an exceptional man'

Brad Ford, longtime Amesbury resident and school employee, dies at 65

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AEFI’s Hall of Honor ceremony is usually held in May, but the decision was made to induct Ford early after his condition deteriorated and it was feared he might not make it much longer. The remainder of the Hall of Honor’s Class of 2013 will be inducted tonight, and a video commemorating Ford’s life and accomplishments shown at his ceremony will be presented again in his honor.

Born and raised in Dorchester, Ford first moved to Amesbury with his wife, Lee, in 1979, and over the next 34 years he fully immersed himself into the community. He was involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Cub Scouts, and in the late 1990s he served on the Board of Health.

Ford joined the school system in 2000, where he remained until last November when he reluctantly retired after his health began to fail him.

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