Pauline Peacock

July 14, 2024 - July 10, 2011

Pauline (Bradley) “Paule” Peacock, previously Kleysteuber, of McCandless, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Alan Peacock; loving mother of Patty Cooper (Steve), Jan Holman (Dave), Kay Neumont, Jack Kleysteuber, Bob Kleysteuber (Jody Beegle), Pegi Day (Terry), Dan Kleysteuber, Joe Kleysteuber and Tom Kleysteuber (Vickie); proud grandmother of Monica, David, Shelley, Alyssa, Weston, Tia, Laura, Gwyn and Jade; great-grandmother of Waylen; sister of Francis X. Bradley, Eileen B. Terjak, T. Patrick Bradley, Michael Bradley, the late John J. Bradley Jr. and the late Barbara Frederick; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Born July 13, 1931, at 7830 Perry Highway in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Barbara (Weis) Bradley and she lived in the vicinity for the majority of her life and never had any desire to move far from her place of birth. As a result, she has many friends in the area. Her last home on Fox Road in Ingomar was just a few miles from where she was born. Known as Paule to her friends, she pursued many different activities with a characteristic passion. A seamstress from the time she was able to hold a needle, she used this talent to earn a living and clothe nine children. A determined and devoted mother, when she found herself on her own with three children still to raise, she set up Paule’s Custom Stitching. Working from out of the house, she bought on Shady Oak Circle in Allison Park. A devout and devoted Catholic all her life, she was a founding member of St. Alexis Church in Wexford. Rarely did a Sunday pass without her attendance, often acting as a Eucharistic Minister. It was here that she remarried in April of 2005. Her greatest joy was evident during a recent trip to Italy where she enthusiastically attended mass at a different location every day and delighted in the sights at the Vatican, St. Peter’s, Assisi, Sienna, Florence and Venice. A lifelong interest in automobiles was instigated by her involvement in Bradley Auto Parts, the business on Perry Highway owned by her parents. She drove numerous antique cars including a 1962 Corvette, a 1967 Mustang, a 1952 MG and, her pride and joy, a 1927 Marmon sedan she restored and reupholstered herself. She was an active member of the North Hills Historic Auto Club, the Cadillac LaSalle Club and a lifetime member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Another passion was clothes. Always immaculately and appropriately dressed for the occasion, she wore a variety of outfits, antique and modern, some handmade, with confidence. She volunteered at the Treasure House on Babcock Boulevard helping to prepare and sell donated clothes, especially for women in need. She loved wearing ornamental hats. Her compassion for others was revealed when she volunteered to make dignity gowns for Passavant Hospital and constructed an annual quilt containing the names of victims for the Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer at North Park. She was an avid gardener and an active member of the Longview Acres Garden Club. Barely a day passed during spring, summer and fall when she didn’t walk amongst the trees, bushes and flowers she treasured, never failing to be thrilled at the first sight of a daffodil or peony, lilac, poppy or dahlia. Statues of St. Fiacre and the Virgin Mary shared the garden with her. Her personal health was paramount to her and she maintained the same diminutive stature throughout her life, eating correctly, exercising at Silver Sneakers on McKnight Road and walking often with friends. Her passion extended into art, being a talented painter in oils. Her love flowers overflowed into her latest works of hibiscus that grew in her front garden and an unfinished painting of lilacs. Her art has been displayed the North Hills Art Center on Babcock Boulevard and Sweetwater in Sewickley, where she attended classes. She will be sadly missed by the many friends she made as a result of her lifetime involvement in the Catholic faith, antique cars and many other activities, by her nine children, nine grandchildren and first great-grandson. She will also be sorely missed by a devoted husband. That she married a Brit from 4,000 miles across the ocean is an anomaly in her life she never did entirely comprehend, with the exception of his deep love for her. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday in St. Alexis Church, Wexford,10:00 AM Donations can be made to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 3500 Brooktree Road, Wexford, PA 15090.

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