Maryann Bradford (McMahon), 79, of Elverson, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on October, 3rd 2021. Maryann (Nanny) was born on March 11, 1942 in Phoenixville Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Aloysius Richard McMahon and Margaret Gleason, and came to the Elverson area to raise her family with her high school sweetheart of 56 years. Mrs. Bradford graduated from Bishop Kenrick High school and the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in nursing. She was an ER nurse at Paoli Hospital for over 30 years before retiring. Along with her nursing career, her main focus was caring for her family and friends. During her children’s school years, she was involved in coaching cheerleading at Owen J. Roberts, a band parent, an exchange student host, and so much more. She was always volunteering for something, everyone knew “Mom Bradford” was available and ready to help. She loved watching all the sporting events that her children and grandchildren were involved in. There wasn’t an event that she wasn’t at! In her later years, came the grandchildren, her pride and joy. She was a devoted nanny, never able to quite say NO when it came to spoiling her grandchildren. She was famous for her trick or treating, it was never unlike her to show up dressed in character. She was a “Homeroom Nanny” many times in elementary school and “Team Nanny” to everyone on the lacrosse team.
Maryann is survived by her children, Lori (Glen) Barnett of Elverson, William R (Julie) Bradford of Pottstown, Lynn (Gary) Bradford-Fleck of Green Hills; she was nanny to seven grandchildren: Morgan, Katelyn, Paige, William, Mitchell, Theodore, and Julian; a sister Helen (John) Stalmer of San Diego, CA; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Maryann was proceeded in death by her loving husband William Allen; son Joseph Allen; brother Richard McMahon.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, October 17, 2021, 4pm at Ridge Fire Company, 480 Ridge Road Spring City PA, 19475. All are welcome to join the celebration. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Maryann’s name to Watershed Church via the website www.watershedphilly.com.