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December 7, 2012

Happy ending for mystery of 1933 Newburyport High School ring

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“Her granddaughter was completely surprised,” Torpey said about her reaction when she first heard the news. “She didn’t even know it existed.”

Torpey wouldn’t say whether Bradford’s family still lives in the area, but she did say that at some point after graduating, Bradford married the former owner of Fowles’ Gourmet Market on High Street. She added that Bradford passed away roughly 12 years ago, when she would have been in her mid-80s.

But the good news is that her mother, and Priscilla’s daughter, is still alive, and the granddaughter said she plans on giving her the ring for her birthday next week.

“She’s wicked happy,” Torpey said. “She’s just overjoyed and I think it’s wonderful that she’s going to give it to her mother for her birthday.”

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