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Patricia Ann Bradshaw | 76 | Pittsfield

Patricia Ann Bradshaw, 76, of Pittsfield, IL was called Home on Oct. 27,2022 at the Griggsville Estates. Patricia (Trish) was born Aug. 2, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts to Charles and Ann (Hannabury) Dowling. She married Michael Lynn Bradshaw on Aug. 29, 1970 in Quincy, Illinois and he survives.
Trish grew up in Boston where she graduated high school. She met Mike on a blind date in Quincy, Illinois and their love for one another grew each and every day that followed. They married and started their family in Quincy. Trish received her Associates degree from JWCC. After a few years, they migrated back to Pike County where Mike’s family lived and where they raised their son, Scott. Trish worked as a secretary at Tate Cheese Company for 20 years until their closing. She later worked and then retired from Griggsville/Perry school where she was a bookkeeper for 12 years. She was a member of Our Saviours church in Jacksonville, IL. She and Mike enjoyed traveling. They spent many winters in Texas and Florida. Trish also volunteered at the YMCA in Estes Park, Colorado where they also vacationed. She spent many years volunteering at the Griggsville Apple Festival helping with the Baby Contest and the Little Mr. and Miss Contest. Trish attended all Scott’s activities and never missed an activity or ballgame for her grandsons. She accompanied Mike to all his running events. Trish enjoyed reading. She was loyal to her family and they were her world. She was extra special to Lori’s family and was considered Grandma Trish to Scott and Lori’s nieces and nephews. She was soft spoken, patient and kind. She was devoted to Mike and they were seldom seen without the other; a true love story. Trish was a two time breast cancer survivor. She battled health issues in recent years but remained positive and was looking forward to visiting Florida this month.
She is survived by her best friend and husband of 52 years, Mike Bradshaw; son, Scott (Lori) Bradshaw of Griggsville, IL; two grandsons, Brendan (Brandy) Bradshaw and Kaleb (Shelby) Bradshaw, both of Griggsville IL; great grandson, Keisel Bradshaw and two great granddaughters on the way; two brothers, Chuck (Karen) Dowling of Florida and Jim (Paula) Dowling of Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Ken (Donna) Bradshaw of Pekin, IL; sister-in-law, Betty Bradshaw of Quincy. IL; numerous nieces, nephews, and two very special friends, Jeff and Karen Griggs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Anne Dowling; sister, Linda; in-laws, Everett and Edith Bradshaw; brothers-in-law, Wayne Bradshaw, Keith Bradshaw and Robert Bradshaw; sisters-in-law, Judy Bradshaw, Carol Bradshaw and Virginia Bradshaw.
Trish will be laid to rest Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at the Griggsville Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Peg Ratliff officiating. Family and friends are welcome to visit and reminisce at the courtyard cafe immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Griggsville Estates. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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