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Irene Broderick

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 4:12 p.m. CDT

DIXON — 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 Feb. 9, 1946, in Chicago. He preceded her in death April 2, 1973.

She had been the bookkeeper for her husband's business, Tom Broderick Truck Sales, for many years prior to her retirement.

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 and 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; a stepdaughter, Marge Broderick of New York City, N.Y.; a 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 a special friend, Aunt Nanny Bland.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Joseph Fagan; and her sister, Eleanore Graves.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with the Rev. Charles Jeanblanc officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Tri-County Humane Society and the Sauk Valley Humane Society.

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