Donald T. Broderick

Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:58


Donald T. Broderick, 94, of Bristol, widower of Ellen (Ryan) Broderick, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Masonicare in Wallingford.

Don was born in Bristol on March 31, 1924. He was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Halloran) Broderick. A lifelong Bristol resident, he graduated from Bristol High School while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. Donald participated in and was a survivor of Exercise Tiger - the Allies practice for the Normandy D-Day invasion that underwent a German attack. After the war ended, he worked as an electrician and member of the IEBW Local 90 in New Haven before his retirement. Donald was an IEBW member for over 70 years.

Don is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kate Broderick of Norfolk, Va., and Timothy and Lori Broderick of Middletown; a sister, Eleanor Connelly of Bristol; six grandsons, Ryan, Matthew, Joseph and wife, Brooke, Daniel, Aaron and Mark Broderick; a great-granddaughter, Allison; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Don was predeceased by two brothers, Francis and Raymond Broderick, and a sister, Jean Mulpeter.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the excellent caregivers at Masonicare, who were his family for so many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, 10 a.m. at St. Gregory Church 235 Maltby St., Bristol. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. There are no calling hours. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol is in care of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Veterans of Foreign War 7 North St, Plainville, CT 06062. Visit Donald’s memorial web-site at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:58. Updated: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:00.