STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Donna M. Bradigan, 88, formerly of Bradford, passed away Monday (Oct. 22, 2012) at the Altenheim Nursing Home in Strongsville.
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Born June 14, 1924, in Bradford, Pa., she was a daughter of Lawrence and Ruth Evangeline Gailey Minnich.
Donna was a 1942 graduate of Villa Maria Academy in Erie and later attended Business College. She was employed at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo during World War II as "Rosie the riveter." She held various jobs in the Bradford area for her entire working life. She had resided in Florida, Mechanicsburg, Pa., and later Strongsville.
Surviving are two sons, John (Carol) Bradigan of Jensen Beach, Fla., and Larry (Mary) Bradigan of Strongsville; one daughter, Marianne (Chip) Kestling of Baltimore, Md.; and was the dearest grandmother to Jack and Gerry Bradigan, Pete (Nicole) Easton, Andy, Katie, Steven, and Allie Bradigan and David and Lisa Dowdy. Donna was also the proud great-grandma to Jagger Bradigan Scarlett; Donna was the devoted aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Olive Minnich; three brothers, Jack and Gerry Minnich and her twin Donald "Boo" Minnich.
Donna will be remembered for her devotion to family, her contagious sense of humor and love of storytelling and for her personal strength and fierce determination. She will be missed by all who were touched by her life. She also loved traveling.
Friends may call Sunday at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 12:30 to 2 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 2012