Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley passed away on Sept. 20th, surrounded by his family at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings after a short illness.

He was born August 16, 1948 in Miles City to Vic and Stella Gaglia Bradley. He attended Sacred Heart School and served as an altar boy for many years until his graduation in 1967.

Bob was in the Army and served in Vietnam. He was a decorated combat veteran. After Bob returned to Miles City, where he and Ellen McBride were married and had a son, Jesse.

Bob owned and operated the Trails Inn Bar on Miles City’s Main Street for over 40 years. He opened Mama Stella’s Pizza in 1998 and later added Badlands Taxi to his business. He enjoyed being a barman and was very good at it. He brought comedy shows to Miles City from 1991 until his retirement. Bob was a loyal and generous man. He was active in community events and activities, especially those for veterans.

Bob liked antiques and collectibles, rocks, horse shoes, cooking and growing tomatoes. He liked paintings, especially by area artists.

Bob loved all of his huge Italian family. He is survived by his mother, Stella Bradley and his wife and partner for many years, Mitzi Patch Bradley of Miles City; Son Jesse, his wife Laura and grandson Lane of Billings; daughter Melanie Patch, Lee Wankel and grandson Logan of Miles City; sister Vikki Bradley and her family, brother Mark, and his wife Donna and their family. His Aunts, Ann St. Peter and Mary Owens of Miles City, Molly Wald of Great Falls and far too many cousins, nieces and nephews to list.

Bob was a patriot and cared deeply for fellow veterans. In place of a memorial, please make a donation to the veteran organization of your choice.

Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary service at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miles City.

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Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is assisting the family in these arrangements.