ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Patricia Drake Bradigan, 86, of Zephyrhills, FL, passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Treasure Coast Hospice Residence, Stuart, FL.
She was born in Poplar Ridge, NY on January 29, 1927, the daughter of the late Harold and Evelyn (Fulton) Drake.
Upon graduation from SUNY Cortland in 1948, she taught physical education in Forestville, where she met and married the late Neal Bradigan on April 26, 1950. She also taught in Dunkirk and Lancaster Schools, before retiring from Williamsville School District, in 1982. After retirement, she resided in Zephyrhills, FL. Mrs. Bradigan was a member of Tri County Country Club, Scottish Yards Golf Course and J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, La-dies Auxiliary, Forestville.
She enjoyed golf, traveling, music, crossword puzzles, the Buffalo Bills and spending time with family and friends.
She will be remembered with love by her children Brian (Laura) Bradigan of Columbus, OH, William (Boonwieng) Bradigan of Kuwait, Blair (Christina) Bradigan of Columbus, OH, Michael Bradigan of Cassadaga, Marcia (Greg) Sherwood of Forestville and Maureen (Mike) Ruddy of Stuart, FL. Also surviving is her sister, Marcia Falvey, of Florida; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews and many other relatives & friends. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by 3 brothers Raymond, Donald & Harold Bradigan and by a grandson Kyle Bradigan.
A celebration of her life will be held this summer in Forestville. Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forestville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Sunshine Inc. of NW Ohio, 7223 Maumee Western Road, Maumee, OH 43537.
Local arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.