BEVERLY — Mildred Ruth (Carter) Broderick, 92, the wife of Richard J. Broderick, passed away, at home, on August 13 surrounded by her family. Born in Saugus, she was the daughter of Alexander and Daisy (Carter) Carter. Mil graduated from Saugus High School in 1939. Following graduation, she worked at the National Shawmut Bank in Boston (1939-1944) as a bank clerk. This was where she met her future husband, Richard. They married July 4, 1944, and settled in Beverly, sharing 69 years of marriage and raising four children. Mil was an active member of the Beverly community, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader while her children were growing up. She was Prefect of the Sodality of St. John the Evangelist, worked on the Thanksgiving festival and made beautiful afghans raising money for her church. Mil was an avid bowler belonging to the St. John's bowling league for many years.
Mil and Richard traveled extensively, circling the globe many times. They visited nearly every country in the world which included several trips to Russia, Siberia, Australia and New Zealand, her favorites being Siberia and Aruba. She and her husband took every grandchild to Canada to see their great-grandparent's homeland. Mil is survived by her husband, Richard J. Broderick; four children and spouses, Judy and Hank Lane of Carlisle, Phil and Jo Broderick of Middleton, Kenny and Frances Broderick of Beverly, Kathie and Chip Davis of Lunenburg; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all of them.
She was predeceased by four siblings, Claire Campbell, Kay Watson, Margaret Mills and Kippy Carter.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St., Beverly, Monday August 19, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly. Contributions may be made in her memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, 101A First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.