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Kazuko Bradley

May 11, 1941 December 22, 2018
Kazuko Bradley
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Obituary for Kazuko Bradley

Kazuko Bradley, 77, of Anchorage, passed away December 22 at Providence Hospital with family at her bedside.

Kazuko Nakada was born in Sesoko, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 1941. There she met and married Hugh J. Bradley. Shortly after they moved to McGrath, Alaska and in 1962 moved to South Anchorage on the property where the Bradley House now exists. In the mid-60s they opened a bar on the first floor of their home and she would prepare food for customers from her home kitchen upstairs. Soon more people came for the food and eventually expanded into what would be the Oriental Gardens. The restaurant burned in May of 1996 and she retired spending her winters in Phoenix, AZ.

She was devoted to the Society of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, a past member of the Knights & Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre, Our Legion of Mary and volunteer at Our Lady of Compassion.

She also loved golfing, going to garage sales and reading religious books.
Her family states, “She lived her life helping others very generously through her cooking and financially. Per her wishes she received pre-Vatican II Latin Last Rites from Fr. Wegner. We believe this enabled her to pass away peacefully.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter (Theresa Nyholm), three sisters (Kikue, Etsuko and Sumi), one brother (Eiichi). She is survived by her two daughters Mary Ann (Jerry Cosgrave) and Bernadette, grandchildren Hugh, Kevin, Sarah, John Cosgrave and Thaddeus Nyholm, brothers Yurio, Tokuichi (Susan Nakada), sisters Hatsuko, Yoshi.

For her Catholic friends and family, a Traditonal Latin Requiem Mass will be said December 28th at 10am, at St. Therese Patron of Alaska Chapel located at Bells Nursery, 7653 Cranberry in Anchorage. Before Mass a viewing will be at 9:00am and rosary at 9:30am.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bradley House, 11321 Old Seward Hwy., Sunday, December 30th from 1pm – 4pm.

In lieu of flowers or charitable contributions she wishes rosaries said for the poor souls in purgatory and for the consecration of Russia.


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Previous Events

Funeral Mass

Friday

28

Dec

10:00 AM 12/28/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Therese Patron of Alaska Chapel

7653 Cranberry Lane
Anchorage, Alaska 99502

St. Therese Patron of Alaska Chapel
7653 Cranberry Lane Anchorage 99502 Alaska
United States

Celebration of Life

Sunday

30

Dec

1:00 PM 12/30/2018 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/30/2018 4:00:00 PM
Bradley House

11321 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, Alaska 99515

Bradley House
11321 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage 99515 Alaska
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

440 East Klatt Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99515

440 East Klatt Road Anchorage 99515 Alaska
United States
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