Sr. Mary Jeanine Bradford, OSF


Sister Mary Jeanine Bradford, OSF, died at The Alverno in Clinton Nov. 4. She was 77.

She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Fonda, Iowa and baptized Alice. She attended Mount St. Clare College, earning an A.A. degree in 1954.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 8, 1954, and received the name Mary Jeanine at her reception on June 16, 1955.  She made her first profession on Aug. 12, 1957, and her final profession on Aug. 12, 1960.

Sr. Bradford received a B.S. degree in education at Barry College, Miami Shores, Fla., and a master’s degree in religious education from Seattle University, Seattle.


She served as an elementary teacher at schools in Chicago and California. She was among the first group of Clinton Franciscans to begin teaching at Mary, Star of the Sea School, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahama Islands, where she served for 21 years.

She served in religious education and parish ministry at parishes in California, Arizona and Clear Lake, Iowa. She also served in the Diocese of Chuluchanas, Perú.

Sr. Bradford retired in 2008 in Peoria, Ariz.  In July 2010 she moved to The Canticle in Clinton and then moved to The Alverno, also in Clinton, in October 2010.

Funeral was Nov. 7. Burial is in St. Irenaeus Cemetery, Clinton.

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