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Mary Bradley

December 8, 1925 — September 11, 2021

Mary Bradley

Mary A. Bradley, 95, of Charlevoix, passed away on September 11, 2021 at Charlevoix Munson Hospital.

She was born on December 8, 1925, on Beaver Island, the daughter of Lester and Myrtle (Roddy) Gallagher.

Following High School Graduation in Charlevoix in 1943, she went to nurses training at Mercy Central School of Nursing at St. Mary Hospital in Grand Rapids.   Once becoming an RN, she worked at Charlevoix Hospital for many years.

Mary was a devout Catholic and was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlevoix where she served on the Altar Society.   She was a Red Cross volunteer and a junior golfer mentor for 25 years.

Surviving are her 7 children, Timothy (Kathy) Bradley of Charlevoix, Lauren Bradley of Charlevoix, Lynne (Juan) Carbonell of Traverse City, Lawrence “Buck” Bradley of Charlevoix, Thomas Bradley (Janna Wieland) of Charlevoix, Therese “Terri” Higgins of Tampa and Charlevoix and John Bradley of Charlevoix as well as 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 10 nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband John “Jack” Bradley, siblings Eileen Sutherland, Robert and Lester Gallagher, a son-in-law Randy Higgins and her parents.

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes with a Rosary beginning at 7:30.

Funeral Mass will be on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Wigton officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Charlevoix.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nana’s Wish, 14707 Rocky Brook Dr., Tampa, FL, 33625, Charlevoix Food Pantry, 100 W. Hurlbut St., Charlevoix, MI, 49720 or to the St. Mary School, 1005 Bridge St., Charlevoix, MI, 49720.

To all, our mother had so many special friendships and we know how much she loved each and every one of you.  Thank you to the nursing staff, home health care and doctors at Charlevoix Hospital for the loving care you provided to our mother! A special thank you to her dear friend Lil Left, you were a blessing to mom and our family, we will be forever grateful!!

Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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