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Obituary Notice – Benjamin F. Bradigan

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FORESTVILLE:  Benjamin F. Bradigan, 84, of Pearl Street, Forestville, passed away Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Jamestown, on January 24, 1933, the son of the late Floyd and Mildred (VanVlack) Bradigan.

He was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1951 and a graduate of Syracuse School of Nursing, as an RN.  Mr. Bradigan worked as a Nurse Administrator for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 35 1/2 yrs. and also worked for the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center in Helmuth.

He was a former member of Tri-County Country Club, Forestville and the Gowanda Moose Lodge #1382.  Mr. Bradigan enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, golf and many other sports.

Survivors include his wife Linda L. (Wilcox) Bradigan of Forestville, whom he married on October 10, 1986, in the First Presbyterian Church, Gowanda, two daughters, Bonnie Bradigan, of California; Beverly Bradigan, of Asheville, NC; two step daughters, Lori (Jeffrey) Menoff, of Gowanda; Susan Chiodo, of Cattaraugus; two step sons Gregory Joubert, of Belleville, IL; Bradley (Melissa) Joubert, of Matthews, NC; and a sister, Edith (Raymond) Beck, of Irving.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by 2 sisters Jenny Farnham, Florabel Majeske and 4 brothers Clyde “Sharkey”, Floyd John, Neal and Mark R. Bradigan.

Funeral Services are private and at the convenience of family. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to


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  • Kathy Freeman
    Posted December 31, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you at this time along with your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers and you can take some comfort in knowing that your husband is no longer suffering and in pain.

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