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MCDEVITT, BRIDGET FRANCES

age 36. Beloved wife to Ted Tywang; devoted mother to Frances (4) and Ramona (2); cherished daughter of Mary McDevitt and Michael Robins, and adored daughter-in-law of Alice Newgarden and Rene Tywang (Roni); best friend, confidant and inspiration to many. Bridget passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on October 9, 2020 after a difficult battle with neuroendocrine cancer that she faced with grace and her characteristic humor. Born on January 13, 1984 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bridget attended Breck School where she was a theater standout, and then Boston College where she sang a capella and graduated with Honors in Political Science in 2006. After living in Melbourne, Australia post-graduation, Bridget earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2012, where she met her husband and served as the Editor in Chief of A Jailhouse Lawyers’ Manual. A passionate advocate for social justice, Bridget practiced as a public defender in the Bronx with the Legal Aid Society before leaving the legal world to complete an urban farming apprenticeship in Brooklyn. Bridget and Ted moved to Cleveland in 2016, where their girls were born and Bridget cared for them as a wonderful (if somewhat unlikely) stay at home mom. A fiercely strong and independent woman, Bridget will be remembered for her loyalty, openness, empathy, generosity, wit, style and righteous indignation to injustices of all kinds. She was an adventurous traveler, legendary dancer, karaoke star and irreplaceable friend. To honor her unwavering commitment to social justice, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in her memory to National Bailout, Black Lives Matter, Edwins Restaurant or Towards Employment. A celebration of Bridget’s life will be held rain or shine on Friday, October 23rd at 3pm at Upper Edgewater Park in Cleveland.
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