McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO


Martin J. Broderick

November 18, 1921December 16, 2018

Martin J. Broderick, 97, passed away December 16, 2018.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 AM Thursday, December 20th at St. Gabriel Catholic Church where a visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, rosary at 7:30 PM. Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Martin was born November 18, 1921 in Youngstown, OH. He was an Army-Air Corp pilot cadet attending flight school in Springfield, MO where he met Ruby Jean Divan at a dance and she soon became his beloved wife of 72 years. Their marriage produced five children. Before retiring, Martin was a special agent for the U.S. Treasury Department for more than 20 years. Martin was a two-term Grand Knight of the Tri-County Knights of Columbus. He and Jean were founding members of St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Jean; parents; a granddaughter Katherine Michelle “Katie”; son-in-law Dennis Copeland; and 9 siblings.

Survivors include his children, Ronald (Patricia) Broderick, Marty (Mimi) Broderick, Susan Copeland, Patrick (Celeste) Broderick and Lisa Broderick; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and his sister, Maureen Mylott.


  • Ronald (Patricia) Broderick, Son
  • Marty (Mimi) Broderick, Son
  • Susan Copeland, Daughter
  • Patrick (Celeste) Broderick, Son
  • Lisa Broderick, Daughter
  • Maureen Mylott, Sister
  • 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild

  • Dennis Copeland, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Copeland, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Broderick, Pallbearer
  • Kent Summey, Pallbearer
  • Michael Broderick, Pallbearer
  • Billy Broderick, Pallbearer

  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, December 20, 2018


Martin J. Broderick

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Debbie Jordan Mineo

December 20, 2018

Love to all !

Robin Decker

December 19, 2018

Marty was a neighbor to us 11 Hale kids. We used to sneak over the fence and swipe his pears and apples. He never stopped us, saying to his son (my friend) Pat, "well.. they must be hungry"! We surely were, and I am grateful for his kindness. You Brodericks are a wonderful clan, his greatest accomplishment! Blessings to you all!

Doug Copeland

December 18, 2018

One year ago, last November, at my brother Dennis' funeral after the dinner in the basement of St. Pat's church, Marty was horsing around with my oldest Grandson, Andreas, in the hallway outside the dining room. I was wondering where my Grandson was. So, I went to gather him up. I noticed the two of them having a good 'ol time. Marty was teasing Andreas, and Andreas was loving it! I approached them. Marty pointed to Andreas, and asked me: "Is this one of yours?" I said: "He is my Grandson." Marty exclaimed: "Grandson! You are not old enough to have a Grandson!" I laughed. There was a pause. I looked at Marty and asked him: "How old are you now, Marty?" He told me. I said: "Marty, you know, you are the oldest person I've ever known!" There was a moment of silence. I wondered if perhaps I should not have made such a comment. Then, Marty turned to me, and he said: "Me too!"


December 18, 2018

Marty and Jeanne were absolutely wonderful neighbors for many years. I have wonderful memories of hours of conversations with them in their cozy livingroom and visiting and sharing our love of the outdoors.