Conor S. Bradshaw

Conor S. Bradshaw, 19, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 23, 1998. Conor graduated from Galway High School and was in his second year of college attending the University of New Haven, where he was pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.

Conor enjoyed outdoor activities including snowmobiling, snowboarding, fishing, riding jet skis and motorcyles. When he went camping, he was the fire starter always trying to make it bigger and hotter. Conor was an athlete also and was a member of the varsity soccer team and wrestling team while in high school. In his younger years, he played Pop Warner Football. He was a member of the Saratoga County 4-H and showed dairy cows at the Saratoga County Fair.

Conor was kindhearted and respectful. He was a natural leader who enjoyed spending time with kids. He was loved by all who knew him.

Conor is survived by his mother and stepfather Kimberly and Richard Smith, Jr; father Scott Bradshaw; siblings Brandon, Alexandrea and Dawson Smith; grandparents Fred and Linda Bradshaw, Barbara and Earl Kehoe, Shelley and Richard Smith, Sr.; girlfriend and best friend Caroline Conti, and her parents James and Diane Conti; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, October 26 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 25 from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Conor may be made to the Galway Central School Athletic Department.

Guest Book


Conor will be forever in our hearts and memories of good times will last forever.
The smiles, laughter, practical jokes, rides on the side by side, and just simple
pleasure to have had the pleasure to have known such a great kid will last
My thoughts and prayers to all of Conor's family and friends through
this difficult time of sorrow.

Tj and Jessica Turner

By name we were cousins but in my heart and Jessica’s he was a nephew. My family will truly miss seeing Conor and his contagious smile especially by our youngest Thomas. We pray that each day gets a little easier for Scott, Kim, Carolyn and family.

Love Tj, Jessica and kids


Deepest sympathy in this rough time just know you will always have an angel looking over you

Goliath Carpenter

Kim and Rick,

Words can not express enough how sorry I am to see your family go through such a tragic event. Connor was loved by all! His infectious smile commanded the entire room to follow suit. He will be always remembered a kind, caring young man with a heart of gold. You both are in my heart during this time. Know you are loved and the support is ubontent if you may need it.

With all my heart,


Tom & Tammy Palmateer

So very sorry for your loss, Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Tom & Tammy Palmateer

Nicholas and Angie Smith

Cousin you will never be forgotten bud fly high will be missed that fuzzy hair of yours until we meet again

Diane Gotham Palmateer

With all our hearts, we can not express how deeply sorry we are for your tragic loss.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this most very difficult time.
With sincere sympathy,
Mike and Diane Palmateer

Taritha L. Middleton

I am a staff member here at The University of New Haven. I am so deeply sorry to hear about Conor's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May God be with you.

Taritha L. Middleton

Rick and Diane Shakar

To the entire Conor Bradshaw family, please accept our deepest sympathies. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Rick and Diane Shakar friends of Todd Kehoe.

Rick and Margaret Staulters

We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for comfort and strength. God bless. Rick and Marge

Alison Van Houten Knauf

I have no words to express how sorry I am over the loss of your son. I will be praying for strength and peace to be with you in the days to come.
With sincere sympathy,


Roberta Boone

To you and your family my deepest sympathy at the loss of your beloved son, Conor. I will always remember how proud you are of his accomplishments. May he rest in eternal peace. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Phyllis Almonte

I am the parent of a freshman at UNH. Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your son Conor. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Mary Isbell

I am devastated to hear of Conor's passing. I was Conor's professor last semester and it was a true pleasure teaching him. He brought impressive energy to class discussion and to his writing. He was also remarkably generous and kind with me and with fellow students. I remember how excited he was to be studying engineering and the enthusiasm he shared about the goals he was pursuing. My thoughts are with you as you grieve this wonderful young man. We are grieving with you.

Nicole &Scott Saunders

We are sorry for your loss. No words could ever express our sorrow over this. We are with you and your family. I pray for your comfort and send all of you strength!!!!

Norm Griffin

Conor was definitely one of a kind! In my 25 yrs. as being an administrator he will be remembered as being so kind, respectful, polite and a joy to be around with. His family did an awesome job in raising a fine young man. May his legacy be never ending and our Lord’s blessing be with Conor’s soul, his family and friends for now and ever more.

Paula Canell

I will always remember Conor with a smile on his face, and always being polite and respectful. My deepest sympathies go out to Conor’s entire family. You are all in my prayers and in my heart at this very sad time. God Bless

Cheryl Malanoski

I had the pleasure of meeting Conor in the 4th grade as his Substitute Teacher. He helped take care of his brothers and sister during many of our Boy Scout meetings. He was a kind young man who always went out of his way to say hello when I would see him around school or around town. Kim and Family, we are so sorry for your devastating loss.

Shannon O'Toole, University of New Haven Admissions Counselor

I am deeply saddened to hear of Conor’s passing. I worked with him closely during his college admissions process and can recall his excitement in choosing the University of New Haven. I can remember meeting him initially at a high school visit at Galway like it was yesterday. He was such a driven young man and his life was tragically taken too soon. He will be greatly missed by our University community.

Samantha Nicoll

Kim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Brian, Nancy, Connor and Seamus

Kim and Scott,

We are all so saddened and shocked to have learned of Conor’s passing. Our memories of Conor during soccer and pop warner football are of a smiling, respectful and determined teammate. We will continue to pray for you and your family. With love and strength to help you through this time, The McCormicks

Allison Pokrzywka

My heart aches for the family and everyone else. I wish this didn't have to happen like this. I send my condolences as I am not able to make the services. Conor may you rest easy. I think about you and your family. I'm glad that you were able to make so many people happy and never had a down day, it seems like you always made someone smile some how.

Rest Easy

CJ Conner

I'm deeply saddened by the news of Conor's passing. I was one of Conor's classmates this semester and to hear what has happened is absolutely heartbreaking. We never really talked much, but when we did it was nothing but positivity from him. He was so kind to everyone he spoke to. My prayers will be with the family and friends in such hard times. RIP Conor. May God watch over you and your family.

-CJ Conner

Kathy Nelli

My deepest condolences to all family and friends. Such a respected, admired and all around beautiful young man! Always a pleasure to be around. There are just no words to describe just how much he will be missed! Sending out prayers for strength to all. RIP Conor!!!

Margaret & Betty Bassett (Laurie's sisters)

Kim, so so sorry to hear about Connor. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the family on this terrible tragedy you are going through. God bless you all.

Cathy White

Kim & Richard so sorry for your loss to someone so young will always remember his smile.

Luana Bogel

So sorry for your loss..thoughts and prayers sent to everyone.

The Knizek Family

Kim - I didn't realize at first who Conor was but after Allie said he was Alex's brother it hit me.
I have no words to tell you how very sorry I am. We are all thinking of you and the kids.

Willie and Shawn Coreno

What a bright young respectful boy we were blessed to have known him if only for a short time RIP may you share your sweetness with the angels

Joe, Regina, Steven, & Erica Culbert

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy for your loss of a such a wonderful boy. We will always remember Conor as a wrestler, student, teammate, and friend. Our hearts go out to all family members, friends, and the community who all loved him. His smiles were contagious and he will never be forgotten. May God help us heal.

Keith Piper


It is with great regret I will be unable to attend this week's service. I have both thought and prayed for you and your family continually over the last many hours. There are no words, but please know I send my heart felt sympathies. Forever your friend, Keith