Donna M. (Minnich) Bradigan

Born: Sat., Jun. 14, 1924
Died: Mon., Oct. 22, 2012


12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Donna M. Bradigan
Strongsville, OH- Donna M. Bradigan, 88, formerly of Bradford, passed away Monday (October 22nd, 2012) at the Altenheim Nursing Home in Strongsville.
Born June 14th, 1924 in Bradford 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 WWII 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, Florida and Larry (Mary) Bradigan of Strongsville; one daughter, Marianne (Chip) Kestling of Baltimore, Maryland; and was the dearest Grandmother to Jack and Gerry Bradigan, Pete Easton (Nicole), 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 step-mother, 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 story telling and for her personal strength and fierce determination.  She will be missed by all who were touched by her life.  She also loved travelling.
Friends may call Sunday (October 28th, 2012) 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 charity of the donor’s choice.

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Jim Jack
   Posted Thu October 25, 2012
Larry and John,

Your mother certainly had to be a strong person ... trying to raise you two guys. Please accept my condolences.

Jim Jack

dan (whitey) dore
   Posted Fri October 26, 2012
condolences to the bradigan family. i didnt know donna , but knew marianne back in the day. sorry for your loss.

steve stidd
   Posted Fri October 26, 2012
dear larry i am sorry for your loss ,my friend. your mom was a beautifull person,inside and out.and so are you. good friend ,know that she is still in your heart,and will always be there.

L. Anne Ferro
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
Dear Larry and Marianne: So sorry for your loss. It has been a long time. I remember fondly the time we spent at your house as kids. Your mom was always right there to make lunch for us. I remember she made the BEST cheeseburgers. Take good care of yourselves. I know Donna will be missed.


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