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Debra  Anne (Maino) "Debbie" Bradley

Debra Anne (Maino) "Debbie" Bradley
  • October 25, 1962 - June 7, 2016
  • Augusta, Michigan
  • Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center
    6225 North 39th Street
    Augusta, MI 49012
  • Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation
    11775 East D Avenue
    Richland, MI 49083

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“I want to say how sorry I am for your families loss. Although I didn't know Debbie personally, I do know her brother Tommy who had wonderful stories...Read More »
1 of 71 | Posted by: Christine Dever - TN

“Dear Tom, Colton, Madi and family:Our deepest condolences to you all during this incredibly difficult time. Debbie was an amazing person, and her...Read More »
2 of 71 | Posted by: Roxanne Bengelink - Augusta, MI

“Tom, Colton, and Madi-I was so sad to hear of Debbie's death. I am still trying to process the loss of someone so gentle, kind, compassionate, and...Read More »
3 of 71 | Posted by: Suzette Wasielewski - Sioux City, IA

“To Tom and your family, I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. Just the few times I have filled in for you at the pharmacy so...Read More »
4 of 71 | Posted by: VICKIE LEWISTON - PORTAGE, MI

“I'm so sorry for your loss. May god carry on his shoulders during this time of need. The world mourns with your family. The Jez Family ”
5 of 71 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my heartfelt sympathy over your loss. My memories of Debbie in High School was that she always had a sweet disposition and an...Read More »
6 of 71 | Posted by: Karen Lusty (Class of 1980 - Lumen Christi) - MI

“Tom, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I dont really know what to say in times like this, but i want you to know...Read More »
7 of 71 | Posted by: Ginger Orr

“Debbie was a beautiful person. She loved life. A beautiful soul who will truly be missed. ”
8 of 71 | Posted by: Kathryn Cook - Grand Ledge, MI

“Colton & Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We are so sorry for your loss.Blake Kuszmaul & FamilyMariners ”
9 of 71 | Posted by: Theresa Kuszmaul - Bryan, OH

“Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Nina Fontana Lumen Christi Class of 1980 ”
10 of 71 | Posted by: Nina Fontana - Plainwell, MI

“Dear Tom, Colton, and Madi,Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Debbie. She was such a vivacious, caring, and kind person. We...Read More »
11 of 71 | Posted by: Kristal Ehrhardt Poling - Augusta, MI

“Thinking of Deb's family at this time. Prayers for all of you.Paul and Dana Dubnicka ”
12 of 71 | Posted by: Dana Dubnicka - Augusta, MI

“Dear Family - I knew Debbie from when she worked at Planned Parenthood. She was an excellent nurse and was very helpful in getting the clinic in...Read More »
13 of 71 | Posted by: Judy Markusse Paget - Kalamazoo, MI

“Our thoughts are with the family during this most difficult time. Sincere sympathy and prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 71 | Posted by: Reggie Beaufore - Richland, MI

“Dear Tom and Family; No words can ease the grief we share with you. Our Prayers are with you. Marguerite and Jack ”
15 of 71 | Posted by: A friend

“Your wife, mother, daughter's smile is kind and magnifies her beautiful soul. May you cherish her love and spirit in you through the days and find...Read More »
16 of 71 | Posted by: A friend

“Tom,I pray that God will guide and take care of you and your family during this difficult time. ”
17 of 71 | Posted by: Judy Edwards - Kalamazoo, MI

“Tom, Colton, and Madi,I can see Debbie coming into the store and saying "Hey Missy". We will always have fond memories beginning with Tom and Debbie...Read More »
18 of 71 | Posted by: Richard and Erin Sedlak - MI

“Dear Tom, Colton, and Madi,It has been 13 years since my family and I have lived in Richland, but I remember Debbie and her friendly, vibrant...Read More »
19 of 71 | Posted by: A friend

“Tina and Rich-it has been many years since I have seen either of you. Through mutual Facebook friends I realized your sister was a victim of this...Read More »
20 of 71 | Posted by: Shawna Schulze - Jackson, MI

“My heart and prayers go out to Tom and Debbies son and daughter. My sons and I are so sorry for your loss. You both made us feel so welcomed and...Read More »
21 of 71 | Posted by: james bassler - Battle Creek, MI

“Tom and familyWe are so sorry to learn of the tragic death of your daughter. I bowled with Judy a long time ago in Jackson. May wonderful memories...Read More »
22 of 71 | Posted by: Jo & Art Savoy - Lebanon, PA

“I grew up on the next street over with the Maino families. Although I'd not seen Debbie in years, she was so sweet as a child. My thoughts and...Read More »
23 of 71 | Posted by: Tamara Schleweis - MI

“So sad to hear of this tragic lost. My life was blessed to have known Debbie for a few years in high school. My prayers go out for Tom and Debbie's...Read More »
24 of 71 | Posted by: Kevin Schneider - North Augusta, SC

“We are so saddened by the tragic loss of Deb. Deb's loving devotion to Tom, Colton & Madi inspired us to be the parents that we are today. I remember...Read More »
25 of 71 | Posted by: Rick & Lori, Danielle, Marissa & Mason Dettloff - MI

“I was a classmate of Tom's at St. Mary's - hard to believe we are friends for more than 60 years. Peace to Tom & his family.Jim Curry ”
26 of 71 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear family, My heart breaks with your. I love this lady. She was everything described here. I am blessed to have known her. May God grant you...Read More »
27 of 71 | Posted by: Karen Mckinstry - Richland, MI

“We recently reconnected. 30 some years ago you were my maid of honor. We grew up across the street from each other. Life kept us busy we grew apart....Read More »
28 of 71 | Posted by: Tonya Browning - Sherwood, AR

“To family, friends and loved ones of Debbie, my prayers and condolences. ”
29 of 71 | Posted by: James Secord - Friend

“So Saddened beyond words... May God give you strength at this difficult time. My heart goes out to each of you.... R.I.P. Debra... May You Soar with...Read More »
30 of 71 | Posted by: Candy Shields - Branson, MO

“Such a beautiful Obituary to a wonderful women who embraced and enhanced life. With you in thoughts and Prayers. Love Melissa and Tim ”
31 of 71 | Posted by: Melissa / Tim Barnett - Las Vegas, NV

“Tom I know you are hurting from your loss but know that I am praying for you. ”
32 of 71 | Posted by: Delbert Overby - Zephyrhills, FL

“I wish that you might have gone on many more years, being "a good and faithful servant". May God wrap you in His care and comfort your loving family...Read More »
33 of 71 | Posted by: Don Gaines - Brush Prairie, WA

“Tom, Colton and MadiIt is hard to find the words to say at a time as this. We all know that God has a plan for each if us, but who could of imagined...Read More »
34 of 71 | Posted by: Anne Quartermaine - Richland, MI

“Cathy and Family....I am sorry for your tragic loss. May the Lord be with you at this difficult time and know that I am praying for you all. ...Read More »
35 of 71 | Posted by: Beth Cox - Jackson, MI

“This is still so shocking to me to know that I will never see Deb again and have those genuine conversations about our children and sharing what was...Read More »
36 of 71 | Posted by: Sandy Ellis - Rockford, MI

“Dear Tom and Maino family, So sorry to learn of your daughter's death. JUST KNOW YOU ALL ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. ”
37 of 71 | Posted by: Theron and Blanche JONES - m.C., MI

“My first introduction to the Maino family came as a teacher at JCMS. Although I was not Debbie's teacher I did get to know her wonderful family. You...Read More »
38 of 71 | Posted by: Jan Wilcox - Jackson, MI

“Joy ”
39 of 71 | Posted by: Haehnle - Jackson mi usA

“Deb was always smiling and made you feel comfortable and embraced. Her unconditional love for people and life will be a guide for me in my own life....Read More »
40 of 71 | Posted by: Kathy Eckler - Richland, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers with your family. So very sorry for your loss. ”
41 of 71 | Posted by: Jane Mathews-Holton - Friend

“My heart was so full of joy when reading Debbie's tribute. Being a member of the Bradley family was surely a blessing. Just having them in my life...Read More »
42 of 71 | Posted by: Sharon and Jim Bussell - Friend

“We will miss your beautiful smile and your huge heart Deb! Tom, Cole and Madi, Deb was an awesome lady she will be with you everyday the angel...Read More »
43 of 71 | Posted by: Cheryl Schurr - Richland, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Debra. I would like a applaud the individual who wrote such a touching obituary. May you find peace. ”
44 of 71 | Posted by: Cecelia McDade - Haslett, MI

“We are sickened and saddened by this tragedy. Our hearts go out to the family and close friends. We spent much time while our daughters played...Read More »
45 of 71 | Posted by: Teresa Kokales - Kalamazoo, MI

“Words cannot describe the sadness that we feel this week. Suffocating. Words cannot describe the privilege that we have had the last 15+ years that...Read More »
46 of 71 | Posted by: Alison Lee - Richland - Friend

“Even though I didn't know you very well I hope you rest in peace and to let you know your family has a lot of people trying to help with comfort and...Read More »
47 of 71 | Posted by: Rebecca Noteboom - Kalamazoo, MI

“I lived with Debbie throughout college. We went to nursing school together. She helped me through a tough situation taking me in, and not allowing me...Read More »
48 of 71 | Posted by: Sharon Cullen (Ross) - MI

“Thomas, Colton and Maddie:We are sending our heart felt love and sympathy for the loss of an amazing wife/mother. You will remain in our thought and...Read More »
49 of 71 | Posted by: Kellie Neighbors - Richland, MI

“To the Bradley family, know that she had a tremendous positive influence on many lives. I knew she was intensely dedicated to her family and...Read More »
50 of 71 | Posted by: Rick and Gail Venner - MI

“Tom and family, I was reading the Jackson obits and saw that your daughter was one of the cyclists that were in that awful accident in Kalamazoo. How...Read More »
51 of 71 | Posted by: Pat (Rulewicz) Lammers - MI

“Rest in peace Debbie. We shared some great laughs ”
52 of 71 | Posted by: Lynds Guy - Augusta, MI - Friend

“My life, and my family's lives, have been deeply touched by Deb. From raising our children, working on our marriages, working out together, running...Read More »
53 of 71 | Posted by: Lori Vandermolen Gibson - MI

“I am so deeply sorry for your loss. As a fellow cyclist, I'm so very saddened by this tragedy. I'm thinking about you and sending you my condolences...Read More »
54 of 71 | Posted by: Eran Meishar - Fair Lawn, NJ

“It is with much sadness I write this in honor of Debbie's life. She was always so nice and had a wonderful smile and personal greeting for me and I...Read More »
55 of 71 | Posted by: Jacqurline Redmond - Richland, MI

“DEb was a very special person so kind and always upbeat . We started road biking together and the first year she went to Ragbri with the cosmo girls...Read More »
56 of 71 | Posted by: Betti Wielenga - Augusta, MI

“I worked with Debbie in the RNICU at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Although I haven't seen her in 20 plus years, your touching obituary exhibits what...Read More »
57 of 71 | Posted by: Linda Slavik - Dansville, MI

“Debbie, you will be greatly missed. Every time I saw you, you had a smile on your face. I am glad that I had the pleasure of knowing you and your...Read More »
58 of 71 | Posted by: Lisa Kellam - Augusta, MI

“Tom, Colton & Madi, Our hearts grieve for all of you, we are so sorry for the loss of Debbie. She was an inspiration to be around, and...Read More »
59 of 71 | Posted by: Eric, Kristina,Jamie, Briana, Kailey And Mitchell Niekamp - OH

“We love you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
60 of 71 | Posted by: Tony and Jodi Vanlerberghe - MI

“Debbie was my right hand at school. After we hired her last fall she became my confidante and advisor. I cannot imagine a school year without her....Read More »
61 of 71 | Posted by: Joni Knapper - Richland, MI

“I had the honor of knowing Deb through her children. I was lucky enough to have Colton as a student in my English class and coached Madi in Middle...Read More »
62 of 71 | Posted by: Matt Hawkins - Richland, MI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and many friends that are suffering over this shocking and painful loss. She was a gifted, beautiful,...Read More »
63 of 71 | Posted by: Jim Wells - Plainwell, MI

“Dear Tom, Madi & Colton,I am so sorry for the loss of your wife & mother. The Lord took a kind, loving wonderful person to heaven. Heaven open the...Read More »
64 of 71 | Posted by: Linda Fox - Kalamazoo, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time. May God wrap his arms around all of you and carry you through.. God Bless, Tammy ...Read More »
65 of 71 | Posted by: Tammy Ritter (Hoyes) - MI

“As peace lifts you onward Debbie, may some semblance of such peace find a way to eventually settle over and onto the precious loved ones left behind. ”
66 of 71 | Posted by: Steve Gaines - Charlottesville, VA

“I was lucky to bike alongside Deb for many miles in Michigan and in Iowa. Sharing stories about family, school, church, and social times made the...Read More »
67 of 71 | Posted by: Ellen Walcott - Jenison, MI

“Praying for family and friends of Debbie. As a kindred spirit of cycling, I am saddened to hear of this senseless tragedy. May angels tend to the...Read More »
68 of 71 | Posted by: Karen Frederick - MI - Classmate

“Too soon, so sad. ”
69 of 71 | Posted by: Mark Chojnowski - Fort Mill, SC

“Deb always had an infectious smile. She spoke proudly of Madi and Colton and loved them dearly. Your wife and mom will never ever be forgotten. We...Read More »
70 of 71 | Posted by: Mindy Shoemaker - Richland, MI

“My sympathies to Debbie's family and friends. God speed dear Debbie. May His hand provide comfort and support for those trying to navigate this...Read More »
71 of 71 | Posted by: LAURA RAKOWSKI-COLE - Mason, MI


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Debra Anne (Maino) "Debbie" Bradley of Augusta, MI

Debbie, age 53, died tragically Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016 from injuries sustained during a bicycle run with "The Chain Gang" on N. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI.

Debbie, the daughter of Thomas W. and Judy K. (Moore) Maino, was born on October 25, 1962 in Jackson, MI; was a 1980 graduate of Jackson Lumen Christi High School; received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University and an Assoicate Degree in Nursing from Ferris State University. She was a Registered Nurse for 30 years, which included Gull Lake Community School Nurse, but her passion was Neo-Natal Care. Debbie was a bike enthusiast and was an active member of the "The Chain Gang" having ridden the Michigan roadways. She was a member at St. Ann Catholic Church of Augusta and the Sherman Lake YMCA. Debbie was an avid runner, attended art fairs loved live musicand theater, sports, losing her phone, collecting unique jewelry, loved wine, beans of all varieties, healthy living and eating, supporting FIRE UP CHIPS and GO STATE and calico cats.

Debbie was united in marriage to Thomas R. Bradley in Michigan Center, MI on October 27, 1990. Surviving is her husband of 26 years, Tom; her daughter, Madeline A. "Madi" Bradley, a 2016 graduate of Gull Lake High School; her son, Colton T. "Cole" Bradley, a junior at Central Michigan University; her father, Tom Maino of Michigan Center, MI; two sisters, Catherine M. Maino of Charlottesville, VA and Christina R. (Richard) Cook of Jackson, MI; her brother, Thomas D. (Cecile) Maino of Las Vegas, NV and numerous nieces and nephews. Debbie was preceded in death by her mom, Judy in 2006.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta with Father James F. Adams, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl Assisting. Family and friends will continue Debbie's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the Mass in the Church Social Hall. Debbie's family will greet friends on Monday, June 13th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89) where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. Final interment will be in Day Cemetery, Ross Township, later this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Debbie's honor may be directed to Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center, 6225 North 39th Street, Augusta, MI 49012 or the Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation, 11775 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083.

For a life so short there could not have been a larger spirit who lived. Debbie Maino Bradley essence was beyond spirit. Compassionate, loyal, fierce, passionate, giving, lively and infectious smile is unparalleled. All who knew her were touched by her essence. Her love ran strong for her family, friends, community, Gull Lake Schools, faith and the Sherman Lake YMCA.

For those who would not speak, Debbie would speak in their stead. She took no hesitance to defend those who would not or could not take a stand. Debbie, a defender and protector...the core character defining her. Not just for those she loved and who love her but for those who were blessed to cross her path.
The attribute of courage is assigned to some but earned by few. Debbie's courage began as a whisper, built as a statement and evolving if necessary as action!
Her devotion to anything or anyone she cared about was unwavering. Most of all to her husband Tom and her children Colton and Madi. There was never a time that she was not in the stands, walking the halls or in her vehicle carrying the kids from here to there. Outside of the fashionable and vibrant style that she adorned, she would always be seen in Gull Lake or Central Michigan clothing. Her devotion influencing her deeds to her apparel.

If anyone is in wonder of the influence Debbie had on not just her world but that all around her, search "Debbie Maino Bradley on Facebook. The outpouring of love, sadness, thankfulness and expression of friendship is beyond measure. We would all feel blessed to have the impact she obtained and truly sets an example for us all to strive and achieve. "