Donation in Memory of Norma Bradley

Donation in Memory of Norma Bradley

  • $25.00


Norma Ruth Davis Bradley passed away on December 5, 2021, a home surrounded by family. She was 90 years young. Norma was the oldest daughter of John Roland and Norma Palmer Davis, both deceased. She is survived by brothers Jack and Donald Davis, and her sister Margaret (Peggy) Jacobs. At 17, she became the first drum majorette for the Buffalo Bills football team and played the string bass at the Amherst High and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Norma was the wife of Retired Naval Commander Donald C. Bradley, deceased, and travelled the world living in 27 homes across three continents. Norma had three children, Janet Watermeier, Jeffrey Bradley (deceased) and Jerilyn Schnitzel, with five grandsons: Jaret Moore, Janet's son; Justin, Branden and Spencer Bradley, Jeffrey's sons; and Matthew Schnitzel, son of Greg Schnitzel, Jerilyn's husband. After her husband retired from the Navy, they returned home to Buffalo, New York where Norma opened two Stretch & Sew fabric stores teaching others how to sew with knits, and Color Concepts, a color consulting center with her own line of cosmetics.

She and her husband retired to Punta Gorda in 1986 where they built a home in the Burnt Store Isles and joined Twin Isles Country Club as charter members, and later she became a founding member of the "Leftovers" at Twin Isles. Norma became a computer and video expert and formed a consulting business teaching seniors how to operate their computers and work with photographs and video. She taught at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, and other community centers throughout Charlotte County. 

Most recently, her most important job was being GG to five Great Grandchildren: Jaret's Aria (4) and Avalyn (1); Justin's Kahlan (9) and Xander (8); and Branden's Lilly (2).

A Celebration of Life will be held on or around her birthday in February 2022, at Sarasota National Cemetery where she will join her husband of 70 years. 

Norma was an incredible woman loved by her family and everyone who knew her. She will be missed. 



If you wish to donate in memory of Norma, please follow the instructions below:

To make a donation of any amount, click on a box under "Amount" above and select the amount you wish to donate from the drop down menu.  If you prefer an amount not listed, select "Variable Donation Amount" from the drop-down menu, then click "Add to Cart". When you are ready to check out and your shopping cart is open, either use the - and + symbols to change your quantity to the dollar amount you wish to donate, or enter the amount you wish to donate in the box and hit enter on your keyboard. For example, a donation of $30.00 should reflect a quantity of "30 x". Click "Checkout" when you are ready.

By selecting this box you are asking that your donation be in memory of Norma D. Bradley.  If you want your donation to go towards a special program or event,  please enter the information in the Special Instruction Box on the page after you click "Add To Cart."

For help and questions, please call the Visual Arts Center at (941) 639-8810 or email