John "Jack" J. Broderick
June 3, 1939 – December 19, 2020
John J. “Jack” Broderick, 81 of South Orleans Massachusetts died in his home of natural causes on December 19, 2020.
John was born in the Mission Hill section on Boston in 1939 and the fourth child of James L. Broderick and Edith F. (Moran) Broderick. John was extremely proud of his heritage and his humble beginnings as a “Brick & Mortar Kid” in South Boston where he forged many lifelong friendships that continued until his passing.
John was a proud graduate of Boston Latin High School Class of 1957. He often reflected on those times as some of the best years of his life competing on the athletic fields, as well as in the class room and also came away with numerous lifelong friends.
After graduating high school John eventually settled into a long and very successful career in the automotive tire industry and became Vice President of Tire Sales for General Tires. He eventually retired and spent 30 years celebrating life on Pleasant Bay in his beloved Cape Cod. He often spent winters in Naples FL with relatives and friends and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Dorothy J. (Née Pritchard) Broderick, his eldest brother James L. Broderick, his daughters Candace J. (Broderick) LePage of Wells ME, Cheryl A. (Broderick) Marquez of W. Reading PA, Michael J. Broderick and his spouse Antoinette Broderick of Limerick PA, Stephen J. Broderick and his spouse Julia Broderick of Birdsboro PA and John J. Broderick Jr. of Limerick PA. As well as 12 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.
John was predeceased by his brother George Broderick, sister Patricia Broderick and Son-in-law Robert LePage.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Alzheimer's Association act.alz.org/donate.
A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date in the spring of 2021 at the Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans MA. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
- The Alzheimer's Association
John "Jack" J. Broderick
December 30, 2020
Jack looked like a choirboy. That was only the half of it, however. He was a tough kid from the Mission Hill Project who never backed down from a confrontation. He was also a gentleman, never a bully, never disrespectful of the Faculty, so he was universally well liked by all. He was mischievous, street wise and a good student without visible effort. Jack enjoyed life to the fullest and it was a joy to be in his company. He will be missed.
December 27, 2020
Jack was a great guy and a good friend. We had many laughs together and lots of good times. His good humor helped me get through high school. He will be remembered by his classmates as a great guy. Always friendly to everyone.
December 23, 2020
I live on Towhee Lane, about fifty yards from Jack’s home and would see and talk with Jack about three times a week in summer and fall over the past twenty years. If I were puttering on my front lawn or walking on the lane, Jack would invariably stop and inquire whether “everything was alright” and we’d chat about Boston sports teams, politics and occasionally about our alma mater, Boston Latin. Jack had excellent insights and instincts about upcoming games, professional athletes and political figures. Every brief conversation was both enjoyable and informative.
Jack and my late brother-in-law, Marvin Roecklein, Jack’s next door neighbor, enjoyed a close friendship for many years.
Although Jack departed Boston after graduating from BC, he remained in my mind a “Boston neighborhood guy” and he exemplified the character traits and mannerisms of the “guys” I grew up with, which was special for me.
In short, on every occasion when I interacted with “El Presidente” I felt better, I would say, uplifted by the experience.
May John Joseph Broderick Rest In Peace.