June 9, 1932 – April 15, 2019
Broderick, Margaret M. (Mary) age 86 of Fairborn, a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019. She was born June 9, 1932 in Yonkers, NY to Dr. Esley and Margaret (McCarney) Froats. She married the love of her life, George T. Broderick on April 2, 1956 and began a 63 year journey together that took them around the world serving in the Air Force for 30 years. During that time she volunteered extensively with the Red Cross and served “waiting wives” at Shilling Post during the Vietnam War. She graduated from Katherine Gibbs College in NYC and later became the executive secretary for CBS Radio. Her greatest accomplishment was creating a loving home wherever the AF sent them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; older brother, Billy Froats; and granddaughter, Mary Helen. Mary is survived by her loving husband George; children, Dr. George T. Broderick Jr. of Dayton, Col. (Ret.) Bob (Rebecca) Broderick of AL, Thomas (Debi) Broderick (PhD) of Springboro, Christopher (Jean) Broderick of Wash DC, John (Melissa) Broderick of Yellow Springs, and Liz (Tom) Bowers of FL; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; Deborah Broderick of FL and Erin Broderick of UT. Mary’s Catholic faith sustained her throughout this life’s ups-and-downs and will carry her into the next in fulfillment of the promise of her devotion and prayers.
Her family will receive friends Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 308 Phillips St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387 with Fr. Andrew Cordonnier officiating. Burial to follow in St. Paul's Cemetery in Yellow Springs.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mary can be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420. (https://www.hospiceofdayton.org/donations/).
- Hospice of Dayton
- Visitation Tuesday, April 23, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 23, 2019
- Burial Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Bob Jr. and Mary Froats
April 22, 2019
To all the Broderick family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Mary was always wonderful to us. We will cherish the memories we shared with her.
Bob and Mary
Jess, Jackie, Ryan and John
April 22, 2019
I am so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. She spent her life in sharing and doing good to and for so many and will never be forgotten - just as I am sure she's known by God as the bible says (Job 14:13-15) , and has a bright future ahead. My thoughts are with all the family.
April 22, 2019
To: Col George T. Broderick (Ret.) and family
I am sorry to hear of your wife's passing. I offer my sincerest condolences and offer prayers for her and your family.
April 21, 2019
Very sad to hear the news about Mrs. B. My formative years in Germany were spent with her boys either in Church or in school or in sports. She always welcomed me into her home and made me feel as special as her own kids. That kindness was still evident many years later when the USAF paths of our families crossed again in Dayton. To me, Mrs. B. epitomized grace and elegance, and she will be dearly missed. My heart is heavy for her family but I am certain that God will welcome Mrs. B. into his kingdom just as she welcomed me into her home when I was a youngster.
April 19, 2019
Becky and I are very saddened by the loss of our Mary...so many memories running through our minds regarding our first encounter with the Brodericks at Patch Barracks when none of us thought we would ever get out of living in the BOQ with scores of other families...some great friendships were begun in those days and have endured all these many years. Watching the Brown and Broderick boys grow up along with our four were such happy times...the backyard sessions lasting late into the evening, Husky field for all the athletic events which never seemed to end, the saga of the buried Buffalo, the missing 5 DM, the endless stream of parties in our cramped quarters and of course the day Elizabeth was brought home from the hospital...those were the best of times for all of us. Mary was at the center of all the activities of the Broderick family, and without her, their lives would have been little more than a vapor. She dearly loved all of them, and in her, the concept of endless love could find no better example. Just as her family loved and adored her, I too loved Mary and she loved me and right now .... that gives me great comfort. She shall not grow old as those of us who are left behind grow old; age shall not weary her nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember her. Good bye dear Mary...see you on the other side. Frederick C Anderson Col USAF Ret