Norma A. Broderick, age 91, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the Medway Country Manor in Medway, Massachusetts. Born in Newton, Massachusetts on December 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late J. Frank and Agnes L. (Benson) Broderick. Norma was raised in Newton, where she graduated from Newton High School with the Class of 1949.
Norma enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955, proudly serving her country in the nation’s capital. She was stationed in the Executive Office of the Secretary of the Navy, during the four years of her enlistment. Upon her honorable discharge in September of 1959, she returned home to Newton and took a position with the General Instrument Corporation, working as a secretary. Norma went on to make her home in Medfield, Massachusetts and in 1975, she began her career with GTE. Five years later she moved to Millis, Massachusetts, later settling in Walpole, Massachusetts in 1987. She retired from GTE in 1993, after serving the company in a secretarial role for eighteen years.
Norma was incredibly devoted to her faith throughout her life and was a longtime member of the Catholic Association of Foresters. On a local level, Norma was active in her community, proudly volunteering with the Walpole Food Pantry.
The family would like to thank the many kind people at Medway Country Manor and Gentiva Hospice for their excellent care of Norma in her final months.
Devoted daughter of the late J. Frank and Agnes L. (Benson) Broderick.
Loving sister of the late Patricia M. Blinn, Phyllis A. Ganley, and Dorothy F. Brown.
Cherished aunt to six nieces and six nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Norma's visitation on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 5 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
All are invited to gather in the funeral home on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 9:30 AM, prior to Norma's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to either: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302, or Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.