Elaine Bradshaw

March 18, 1930January 16, 2023
Obituary of Elaine Bradshaw
Elaine Bradshaw, age 92, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Carmel, NY (where she was a member of St. James the Apostle Church for 54 years), and West Hempstead, Long Island, NY passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023. Elaine was born in the Bronx, NY, the daughter of Vincent Cariola and Irma Carta-Fornon. Elaine grew up in West Hempstead, NY, on Long Island and graduated from West Hempstead High School in 1948. Shortly after graduation, she got a job as a secretary for an insurance company in New York City. She married her husband, James Bradshaw, on May 24, 1952 and when the children came along, that became her primary focus. She was a devoted Mom and homemaker. When her children were old enough to be a bit self-sufficient, she went back to work, working for a local carpet store. She always had a great interest in all things medical, maybe stemming from her volunteer time at Putnam Community Hospital, so she decided to take a medical transcription class and was able to get a job in the office of an orthopedic surgeon where she worked for 15 years before retiring. She enjoyed travelling, especially cruising, and visiting her cherished relatives in Italy. She also enjoyed visiting Sedona, AZ, Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, and Amish country in Pennsylvania. She was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees. She loved to bowl and was a member of a league, with her husband, for many years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 70 years, James "Jim" Bradshaw; and her brother, Arthur Cariola. Her legacy and greatest joy is the family she leaves behind which includes her sons, Arthur Bradshaw and his wife, Claudine; Daniel Bradshaw and his wife, Diane; daughter, Karen Wolf and her husband, Cliff; grandchildren, David, Michelle, Brianne (Tony), Daniel (Lauren), Brian (Amy), Peter and Kaitlin (Chris); step grandchildren, Christi (Chris), Darci (Jason), Chad, and Katie (Tim); and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 pm, Monday, January 23, 2023 at Blount and Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel, Temple Terrace. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Temple Terrace. Interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital ( or the Melech Hospice House ( Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

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