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Patricia Ann [Rowley] Bradford

Mrs. Bradford

Patricia Ann (Rowley) Bradford, age 90, died Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown.

Born August 2, 1929, Gloversville, New York, she is the daughter of the late Edward L. and Eleanor Pierson Rowley. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Frederick C. Bradford Jr.; two infant daughters and one grandson.

Patricia graduated from Gloversville High School and worked for many years in the medical field as a receptionist and assistant for many local doctors. Her last employment was as a medical records secretary at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Fulton County Infirmary. She also volunteered for the American Heart and Lung Association leading smoking cessation clinics for many years.

Patricia was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit of Gloversville and former member of the Rosary Society of the Sacred Heart Church in Gloversville.

She is survived by her sister, Sandra Rowley Laubach (Horace) of Berwick, Pennsylvania; her daughter, Ellen P. Bradford Yates of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (John); three sons, Frederick C. Bradford III (Ehren) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, E. Michael Bradford of Johnstown, New York and Douglas S. Bradford (Darlene) of Yuma, Arizona; two grandchildren, Heather Murphy-Nick of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Alexander Bradford of Johnstown, New York. Mrs. Bradford had four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Prayer services were held privately at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Wetsel officiating. Patricia will be buried in the spring at Prospect Hill Cemetery alongside her late husband, Fred.

In her memory, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.