2013-01-31 / Obituaries

Ellen J. Bridges

Ellen J. Bridges, 77, of 960 Manistique Ave., Manistique, Mich., died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

She was born July 18, 1935, in Newberry, Mich., the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Brunette) Mattson and attended school in Newberry.

On June 10, 1977, the former Ellen J. Mattson married Patrick Bridges in Newberry. She graduated from Manistique High School after her marriage to Pat.

Ellen was an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed dancing, baking and being a good homemaker.

Ellen is survived by her husband, Patrick Bridges of Manistique; daughter, Denise Ackinson of Milwaukee,

Wis.; sons, Dennis (Pam) Ackinson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Kevin Ackinson of Salt Lake City, Utah; two grandchildren; sister, Gloria Stevenson of Chicago, Ill.; and her step-children, Patty, Harvey, Barb, Sheila and Pat. She will also be missed by her dog, Sam.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother; a sister; and two step-children, Addy and Shelly.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at Messier- Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Jay Martin officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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