WALNUT – Irene S. Broderick, 92, formerly of Dixon and recently of Princeton, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
She was born April 18, 1921, in Chicago, the daughter of Sam and Elizabeth Marie (Stolz) Bandringa. She married Thomas H. Broderick on Feb. 9, 1946, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on April 2, 1973. She had been the bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Tom Broderick Truck Sales, for many years before retiring.
Irene loved her family and friends and enjoyed church suppers and bake sales, music and dancing. She was a member of Parents without Partners.
Irene was devoted to the care of homeless and abused animals for her whole life. She was a member of Tri-County Humane Society, Sauk Valley Humane Society, and the Henry County Humane Society.
She is survived by a daughter, Elsa Dietz of Princeton; stepdaughter, Marge Broderick of New York City; stepson, Thomas R. (Connie) Broderick of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; four brothers, Charles (Luanne) Fagan of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and James (Betty) Fagan, Raymond (Darlene) Fagan, and Joseph (Donna) Fagan, all of Joliet; one sister, Ruth Silverman of Joliet; and special friend, Aunt Nanny Bland.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles Jeanblanc officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Tri-County Humane Society and the Sauk Valley Humane Society.
Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.