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William D. Broderick, Sr.

April 15, 1936 ~ March 18, 2021 (age 84)


William D. Broderick, Sr.

Of Youngstown, NY, passed away at 84 years old on March 18, 2021 at home after a brief illness.   He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on April 15, 1936, the son of the late Willard H. and Helen [Frombgen] Broderick. 

The family moved to Lewiston, and then Wilson where he attended school.  The family moved to Lockport when he was 16 but he managed to commute back to Wilson (with the vice-principal) to still finish high school there... and play basketball with Wilson High as they really wanted him on the team!  

He attended college at Niagara University, graduating in 1957.  After working delivering groceries for a year, he joined the US Navy as a pilot. 

He met and married his wife, Joan (Thompson) in 1962 and was discharged from the Navy to attend law school the same year.  Bill and Joan had their first of 3 boys in 1963, moving to NYC to attend law school at St John’s University.  In 1964, while a law student, twin boys rounded out the family. Bill was class president when he graduated in 1965 with a law degree.  The family moved to Virginia while he worked in Washington DC.  In 1972 the family moved back to Youngstown in western NY where he lived for the next almost 50 years until passing.

He practiced law with Rice, Reid, Broderick, and Wattengel in Niagara Falls, NY for over 45 years.  During this time he acted as chief counsel of the Love Canal Revitalization Agency.  He also worked for the Niagara County Department of Social Services for 20 years. 

He kept very busy giving back by volunteering his time in many ways, serving on the Youngstown Board of Trustees, president of American Red Cross of Niagara County (and long time blood donor), president and board member of the United Way of Niagara, president and board member of the WNY Land Conservancy, president of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, and board member with the Girl Scouts.

When not busy volunteering he was an avid bird watcher and also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and basketball.

 Mr.  Broderick is survived by his wife Joan A.  [Thompson] Broderick, sons William D. (Colleen) Broderick, Jr., Michael Broderick and Robert Broderick, grandchildren Tyler, Samantha (Mimi), Wil, Caitlin, Lauren, Abigail and Emily Broderick,  two brothers Peter L. (Gretchen) Broderick and John J. (Claudia) Broderick, three sisters Sarah J. Viscomi, Susan B. (Joseph) Moore and Ann M. (George) Wynes.

He was the brother of the late Michael S.(Jeanie) Broderick and David S. (Jane)Broderick, Sr.

Family will be present on TUESDAY March 23, 2021 from 3-7PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on June 12, 2021 at 9:30AM  at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 601 Center St., Lewiston, NY.

Memorials may be made in his name to the WNY Land Conservancy.

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March 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
901 Cayuga St
Lewiston, NY 14092-1734

Mass of Christian Burial
June 12, 2021

9:30 AM
St. Peter's R.C. Church
620 Center Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
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