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Celebrating the life of
Margaret Broderick Mathews
August 26, 1931 - November 10, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m . until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Vigil Service
  • 6:30 p.m. - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00 a.m. - Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 1707 Bull street (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31401

  • 912-232-0792
  • Interment
  • - Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

May God give you peace at this time of loss. Margaret was a very special person and a very positive influence on me in my student years. Bless you all today and in the weeks to come.

Sandy (McGee) Slusher, London, KY

One of the most genuine and, undoubtedly, nicest people I've ever known...Thoughts are with everyone that knew and will miss her

Tom Harper, Jr., Denver, Co

So sorry to hear of the news about my mother's best friend and a true family friend. I am comforted to know that Margaret is now in heaven with Peggy. Love john muller

John Muller, Concord , MA

My deepest sympathy to Jude, Trey, John, and Chris, and all nephews and nieces. Margaret and Buddy were such wonderful and fun people, and dedicated parents and grandparents. It was a joy to know Margaret and Bet (her sister), Reid (her brother) and the entire family. Peace to each of you at this time.

Mary Jo McGee Brown, Athens, GA

My deepest sympathy to the Lightsey family. I am sorry to hear about the lost of your loved one. May the family find comfort to know that God Promised a resurrection for both the Righteous and the Unrighteous. John 5:28,29 and act 24:15. I will keep the family in my prayers.

Robin Shubert, Port Wentworth, Ga

Margaret Broderick Mathews, 87, died Friday, November 10th at home after a long illness.  Margaret was born and raised in Savannah. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1949. She attended Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA. Margaret taught school in Savannah at St. Vincent’s Academy before she married Buddy in 1965.   Margaret was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church for twenty-two years and before that Blessed Sacrament Church.  Margaret along with raising five children volunteered extensively for Blessed Sacrament School and Church during the many years her children attended Blessed Sacrament School.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Louis C. (Buddy) Mathews and daughter, Mary Elizabeth Mathews, her parents, Dr. J. Reid Broderick and Marie Tellers Broderick, her sister, Mary “Bet” Broderick McCormick and her brother, Dr. J. Reid Broderick Jr. Surviving are her daughter, Jude E. Mathews of Boston, Massachusetts; three sons, Louis C. Mathews, III and Michael Strickland of Savannah; John P. Mathews and Karrie Mooradian Mathews of Pasadena, California; Christopher B. Mathews of Cleveland, Georgia; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with a Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Interment will follow in Catholic Cemetery.

The family wishes to give special thanks to her loving care givers: Angel Allen, Patsy Johnson and De’monica Allen, for all the love, support and compassion they have given Margaret and our entire family over the years.

Remembrances may be made to St. Vincent's Academy, 207 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401 or the Carmelite Monastery, 11 W. Back Road, Savannah, GA 31419.

 

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May God give you peace at this time of loss. Margaret was a very special person and a very positive influence on me in my student years. Bless you all today and in the weeks to come.

Sandy (McGee) Slusher, London, KY

One of the most genuine and, undoubtedly, nicest people I've ever known...Thoughts are with everyone that knew and will miss her

Tom Harper, Jr., Denver, Co

Candle tribute lit by Sheehan — Georgia

So sorry to hear of the news about my mother's best friend and a true family friend. I am comforted to know that Margaret is now in heaven with Peggy. Love john muller

John Muller, Concord , MA

My deepest sympathy to Jude, Trey, John, and Chris, and all nephews and nieces. Margaret and Buddy were such wonderful and fun people, and dedicated parents and grandparents. It was a joy to know Margaret and Bet (her sister), Reid (her brother) and the entire family. Peace to each of you at this time.

Mary Jo McGee Brown, Athens, GA

My deepest sympathy to the Lightsey family. I am sorry to hear about the lost of your loved one. May the family find comfort to know that God Promised a resurrection for both the Righteous and the Unrighteous. John 5:28,29 and act 24:15. I will keep the family in my prayers.

Robin Shubert, Port Wentworth, Ga


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