OBITUARY

Virginia Bradbury

8 May, 19304 January, 2020

Virginia (McAndrew) Bradbury, age 89, of Swansea, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of William A. Bradbury Jr., to whom she had been married for the past twenty years.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late James and Jennie (Hickey) McAndrew, she was a graduate of the former Dominican Academy.

Virginia was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Louisville, KY from 1949 to 1957. She taught second grade at the Wilbur School in Somerset for over thirty-five years and was a member of the Massachusetts Retired Teachers Association. She was a communicant of St. Thomas More Church and was a member of the St. Thomas More Retirees.

A multitalented person, she enjoyed painting, knitting, crocheting and needlepoint.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her step-son, Michael Bradbury of Brookline, MA and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Claire Ward, Margaret Badway and Ruth McAndrew.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Catholic Memorial Home for the great care that Virginia received while there.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer’s Association

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 9 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, 10 January , 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, 10 January , 2020
  • Burial Friday, 10 January , 2020

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Susan Turcotte Gavriel

January 7, 2020

I was a second grader in Miss McAndrews class in 1959 and have very fond memories of my year in her class. I especially remember the Eskimo village that we assembled in the back of the classroom and the special pillow case that fit over your chair on your birthday.
She was a warm and caring teacher with high expectations for all of her students.
My thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to her family.

Susan Turcotte Gavriel

Tom Alecrim

January 7, 2020

Bill and Michael,

I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hoping your memories bring you comfort.

With Sympathy
Tom Alecrim

Nancy Feeney

January 5, 2020

Ginny was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. She was a wonderful teacher and a positive influence on so many children.
Rest in peace

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY