Francelia "Fran" Bradley

November 8, 1922 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 98)


Francelia “Fran” Bradley passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Life Care Center of Estero in Estero, Florida at the age of 98.  She was a former longtime resident of Warsaw, Indiana. 

She was born on November 8, 1922 in Grayling, Michigan to Jeanette (Stienbreaker) Malloy and Frank Malloy.  On November 20, 1948 she married Frank Edward Bradley in Seattle, Washington.  They raised three daughters and shared 46 years of marriage before he passed away in August 1994.  

Fran earned a diploma in nursing from Mercy School of Nursing of Detroit, in 1946.  She trained as a Cadet Nurse for World War II.  Fran worked the first half of her career at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington and later at W.A. Foote Hospital in Jackson, Michigan where she was also a member of Ann Arbor Nurse’s Society.  She moved to Warsaw, Indiana in 1991 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw.  Fran enjoyed her family, friends and being part of the Altar Society.  She was a volunteer for many humanitarian projects all of her life in church and community.  She enjoyed entertaining and was a wonderful cook.  Fran was a giver, sharing her talents and resources to many, always with a great sense of Irish humor.  

Surviving are her three daughters:  Julie Atchison (Cashmere, Washington); Anne Keller (Syracuse, Indiana); Connie Beaver (St. Charles, Illinois); 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five siblings, and her grandson, Aaron Bradley Elston.             

She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Shrine in Brooklyn, Michigan.  A celebration of life will be at a later date at Irish Hills in Brooklyn Michigan.  Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.  

Memorial donations may be directed to The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, Washington  98109-1024; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee  38105. 

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