Amy M. (Bonfardine) Bradley

Amy M. (Bonfardine) Bradley, 58, of 148 Louis Street, St. Marys, and formerly of Coudersport, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

She was born August 16, 1960, in St. Marys, daughter of Gelindo “Boots” Bonfardine, who survives of St. Marys, and the late Margaret Dornisch Bonfardine.  Amy was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, PA where she served as lector and Eucharistic Minister.

Amy was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1978.  She was also a graduate of Lock Haven University, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, as well as a graduate of Edinboro University, where she earned her Master’s Degree.  Amy was a Special Education teacher and supervisor for Intermediate Unit 9 with the Coudersport Area School District.  Amy was a gifted quilter and also enjoyed camping, hiking, and traveling.

In addition to her father, Gelindo “Boots” Bonfardine, Amy is survived by three sons, James Bradley and his wife Beth of Sharon, Benjamin Bradley of Pittsburgh, and Luke Bradley of Pittsburgh; six sisters, Ann Kralik and her husband Edward of Malvern, PA, Molly Bonfardine of St. Marys, Lucy Mosebarger and her husband Bill of St. Marys, Phoebe Menard and her husband Rick of Danville, PA, Gretchen Bonfardine of Erie, and Chloe Sweeney and her husband Jay of Charlotte, NC; and by a brother, Michael Bonfardine and his wife Rita of Culpeper, VA.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Diane Gilroy May 9, 2019 at 6:45 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Amy’s passing…my thoughts and prayers are with her family. I enjoyed working with Amy in Coudersport…she was a very special and kind person…a great teacher and supervisor…she truly cared about the students! May God comfort you Luke and all the family and strengthen you day by day.

Debra Eckenroth May 9, 2019 at 9:02 pm

No one can remember Amy without smiling as we think of her. She set the bar high for us in areas of character and quality, both professionally and personally. She was unafraid to take on new challenges, admitting her weakness and need, as she went. To her family: Amy was loved and respected and will be missed. God bless and be with you as you mourn her absence.

Christine Howard May 9, 2019 at 10:12 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. We became friends in the early 80’s when we both worked at the group home for elderly mentally challenged folks. We were roommates at The Rustic Cottages, then moved with another friend, Kelly, to Mill St. Amy was such a sweet girl with a kind heart. I will hold memories of her dearly.

Anne (Breindel) Warner May 10, 2019 at 3:55 pm

I feel privileged to have known Amy as my dear friend all 4 years in high school. I will remember sharing music, and tacos (my first), as well as spending time together quilting and singing with the Third Ecumenical Group, doing high school film project and…and…and! There were many more special firsts and times that I shared with her and thank her for.
Amy was an amazing lady and touched so many lives for good. Whenever I see intricate quilts I think of her friendship-that time and distance did not diminish.
I share in your sadness as I remember Amy, I will miss her deeply. I’ll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller

Amy will always be a part of you and us. We shared big things and the little things and so much in between. What a gift she was to us all; we share in your grief and loss.

With sincere sympathy and many prayers that God will give you His help, His strength and His hope during this time of sorrow.

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