SAINT PAUL - Bridget Broshears, 49, formerly of New Ulm, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at her home in Saint Paul.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m.. Wednesday, February 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial celebration will also be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, February 27 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for her family go to www.mvfh.org.
Bridget is survived by her daughters. Julia Broshears of Minneapolis, Sophia and Maria Broshears, both of Woodbury; parents, Jerry and Joan Boyle of New Ulm; sister and brother-in-law, Sara and Richard Trautner of Richfield; brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Patti Boyle of Louisville, Kentucky, Joseph and Katie Boyle of Lino Lakes; special friend, Keith Absey of Lindstrom; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and by countless friends because to know her was to love her.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Bridget Mary Boyle was born on August 21, 1964 in New Ulm to Gerald and Joanne (Gehlen) Boyle. She graduated from Cathedral High School with the class of 1982. Bridget was a member of the homecoming court at Cathedral High School and later a Miss New Ulm runner-up. She also sang with Menagerie and Symbols of Peace. Bridget was proud to be the only member of her family that was a native of New Ulm. After high school she furthered her education at St. Cloud State University and Mankato State University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1986. Bridget was married to George Broshears on January 10, 1987, and from that marriage came her three daughters, Julia, Sophia, and Maria. Bridget's love of children started at an early age. She was a part of The Puppet Wagon during high school, and in her more recent years she enjoyed a range of teaching positions, most recently working as a School Readiness Education Assistant at Royal Oaks Elementary in Woodbury. An avid garage-saler, Bridget was always searching for collectible treasures. Bridget especially loved her family and considered her daughters to be the most important part of her life. We who knew her will treasure her memory forever.
Memorials are preferred to NUACS.