OBITUARY

Francis W. Bradish

August 18, 1944April 1, 2018

Mr. Francis W. “Frank” Bradish, age 73 of Potsdam, NY passed away suddenly on April 1, 2018 in Potsdam, NY. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 4th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam with Msgr. John Murphy celebrant . Burial will take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Potsdam. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory can be made to The Friends of Pine St. Arena or to the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department. Thoughts and condolences can be shared at www.garnerfh.com. Frank is survived by his companion Betty Perry; daughter Bridget Bradish and her husband James Hubbard; son Mark (Tracy) Bradish; grandchildren Jay and Morgan Bradish; mother in law Geraldine Casey; sister in laws Sarah Fiacco Casey and husband Tony Fiacco and Mary Jay (Earl) Lenhardt and nephews Sean Casey and Adam Lenhardt. Frank is predeceased by his parents and his wife Kathleen Bradish who passed September 12, 2002. Francis W. Bradish was born on August 18, 1944 in Potsdam, NY to the late Wilfred Bradish and Helen Morgan. He was a 1962 of Potsdam Central High School. On April 1, 1967 at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY he was married to Kathleen Casey. Together they split their time between their house in Potsdam and their camp on Higley Flow. Frank was employed with the Village of Potsdam for over 34 years. He really enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and spending time at his camp. Frank was a member of St. Mary’s Church, St. Patrick’s Church, Potsdam Elks Lodge and the Sons of the Amvets in Parishville.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Francis W. Bradish

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Megan Corbett Ladouceur

April 6, 2018

Bridget, Mark and family,
It is hard to believe that Frank has passed away. Over the years, I have wonderful memories. Frank was unique person with a great sense of humor. He kept the Corbett clan laughing. He will truly be missed by many. I send hugs and prayers your way. RIP Frank!
Megan

Susam&Mark Hewitson

April 6, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bradish Family. Very sorry for your loss.

Dave and Stacie Richardson

April 5, 2018

To the Bradish family, We are so sorry for your loss. Frank was such a great person and will be missed by many. Dave and Stacie Richardson

Donna Blanchard

April 4, 2018

I have known Frank for a long time, a great guy that will be missed by so many, sending prayers to his family and Betty.

Jane Subramanian

April 4, 2018

Bridget, Mark, and Betty,

We are thinking of you and all of the family so very much during this difficult time. We always enjoyed our interactions with Frank a great deal and are thankful to have known him for 40 years as next door neighbors. Sometimes we were just passing each other by in our cars, but there was always a smile and a wave on both our ends. We are so very sorry for your loss. Jane and Shank Subramanian.

Rick Ahlfeld

April 3, 2018

Bridget sorry for your loss.

I know how much you admired your dad and how you got along.

Rick Ahlfeld

Rich Denicourt

April 3, 2018

Bridget, Mark, Betty and all the Bradish family,

I’m very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was my first real boss and I learned a lot from him. He was a great boss and a better man. Countless memories were made during the summer months at Pine Street, Postwood and various playgrounds.

Frank was generous and caring, he gave me my first nickname, “Part-Time,” as he allowed me to take time off during the week to attend college summer school classes.

It was always nice to come home and visit after leaving Potsdam, heading over the rink, knowing there was a good chance Frank would be there.

He will surely be missed, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rich Denicourt

Beth Roda Milkovich

April 3, 2018

Mark and Bridget,
Know that your Dad touched so many lives in such a positive way. Having spent likely thousands of hours at Pine Street arena (a small fraction of Frank's) both on the ice and during the summer everyone always knew Frank was watching . Oh he'd shake his head, mutter under his breath and occasionally laugh at his summer or winter 'crew' he was always watching out for us. Thank you for sharing your Dad with all of the hockey players, figure skaters and recreation crews. May you find happiness and peace in all of the memories.

Beth Roda Milkovich

Tonya Clark

April 3, 2018

My thoughts are with all you on the loss of Frank, every time I saw him it was always with a smile and hug from him, even though it was only once a year. He was a part of what my childhood summers special. He will be greatly missed.

Alicia Walter

April 3, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. My memories of him are from Pine Street Arena where I have spent many hours. Prayers to all of his family.