Bonnie L. (Pate) Branagan

Born: Sat., Nov. 28, 1953
Died: Fri., May 7, 2021

Family Prayer Service

10:15 AM Wed., May 12, 2021
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Wed., May 12, 2021
Location: St. Stephen's Catholic Church

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CASTORLAND, NY ~ Bonnie L. Branagan, 67, of State Rt. 812, Castorland, died on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Carthage Center in Carthage.

Born November 28, 1953 in Lowville, NY, a daughter of Bernard A. and Gladys (Cranker) Pate, she received her early education at Beaver River Central School.

A marriage to Joel Branagan ended in divorce.

Bonnie enjoyed a number of activities and especially liked coloring, shopping, visiting with friends and stuffed animals.

She is survived by her son, John Cavanaugh, of Glenfield, her mother, Gladys, of Croghan; six siblings, Duane Pate, Dwight Pate, Connie (Rodney) Stevens, and David Pate, all of Croghan, Bernard J. (Kim) Pate, of Turin, and Cindy Grimmer of New Bremen, and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a brother, Bernard A. Pate, who died at birth.

Bonnie’s funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, beginning with a 10:15 a.m. Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by an 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass from St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

There will be no public calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan.

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Donna D Pate
   Posted Sun May 09, 2021
My sincere sympathy to all of Bonnie's family. She was always so friendly no matter where I saw her. She will certainly be missed by her Mother and all that knew her. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Joe Dutton
   Posted Sun May 09, 2021
Gladys and all of Bonnies siblings I am so sorry to hear of Bonnies passing, she was such a good person and I will always remember growing up next door to you all. RIP Bonnie

Kathleen Stevens
   Posted Mon May 10, 2021
Gladys and family,
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May she rest in peace.

Kathy Walseman
   Posted Mon May 10, 2021
To all the families, l am sorry to hear of Bonnies passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time. 💞

Valerie Schmitt
   Posted Tue May 11, 2021
Praying for you all! I think of all the times I got to enjoy Bonnie coming into the IGA, what a pleasure. She brightened the day without realizing it. I can truly say ‘She was so easy to love’. May the Lord Jesus Christ help you through all the days of missing her and give you Peace!

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