Linda A. Broderick, 67, of Savannah, GA died peacefully at home on March 30, 2021, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Linda was born in Twinsburg, Ohio on October 12, 1953 to Lois Little and Glenn Ryan. She attended Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio majoring in Education. After graduation, she taught special education in Monroeville and Cleveland, Ohio. While attending Hiram she met the love of her life, Tom, and they were married on November 26, 1977.
In 1984, they settled in Savannah, Georgia and found a home in a community of faith with friends that turned into family. Linda loved being able to be a part of the community and got involved at every opportunity she could. From working in the office at St James Catholic Church, being an active member and past president of the Georgia Dental Association Alliance, to volunteering at school lunches, Linda loved to get out and give back. Above all else, she was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Linda loved her children and grandchildren dearly and never missed a chance to let them know how special they were.
Her activities and awards included Past Girl Scout Leader and Co-Leader; Recipient of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Religious Award in Girl Scouting; St. James CCW past president, treasurer, and Secretary; St. James Home and School Past President; Benedictine Military School Past President of Home & School; Georgia Dental Association Alliance Past President; Recipient of the Bishop Garland Service Award of the Diocese of Savannah; Past Parish Life Director of St. James Church; Eucharistic Minister at St. James Church.
She is preceded in death by her father, Glenn Allen Ryan; stepfather, Glenn Alloy Little; brother, Jeffrey Lynn Ryan; stepbrother, Jeff Little; sister-in-law, Mary Broderick Lowry; brother-in-law, Gilbert Janke; niece, Stephanie Lynn Ryan; nephew, Steven Ryan.
In addition to her husband Tom: Linda leaves behind her loving mother, Lois Little of Bainbridge, OH; aunt, Janet Novak of Northfield, OH; son, Patrick Broderick (Melanie) of Savannah, GA; daughter, Alison Doan (Michael) of Savannah, GA; daughter, Adele Johnson (Jordan) of Savannah, GA; son, Michael Broderick of Savannah, GA; brother, Lawrence Ryan (Darlene) of Seven Hills, OH; stepbrother, Glenn Little Jr. (Cindi) of Chicago, IL; stepsister, Colleen Janke of Cleveland, OH; stepbrother, Todd Little (Cindy) of Scottsdale, AZ; brother-in-law, Joe Broderick of Rossford, OH; brother-in-law, John Broderick of Rossford, OH; brother-in-law, Tim Broderick (Carla) of Newark, OH; sister-in-law, Patti Hayes (Roger) of Pataskala, OH; all her precious grandchildren, Emory Doan, Grayson Doan, Lillian Doan, Hudson Broderick, Emma Kate Broderick, Fischer Johnson, Miles Johnson, Andrew Broderick, Ellis Broderick, Bennett Johnson, and Sullivan Johnson of Savannah, GA. She also has several cousins, nieces, and nephews as well as many close loving friends.
The visitation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 at St. James Catholic Church from 5 pm – 7 pm with a Rosary to follow.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. James Catholic Church at 11 am.
Linda will be at her final resting place in Greenwich Cemetery.
Please follow COVID-19 protocols including wearing masks and social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. James Catholic School, St. Vincent’ s Academy, or Benedictine Military School in Savannah, GA.
My deepest condolences to you all. I have many great memories of your family and ours from SJS and my childhood. I pray that you can find comfort and feel your family being lifted up in prayer.
- Regina Smith Joiner, Jacksonville, FL
Tom and family, please accept our deepest condolences. We will miss her amazing warmth, beautiful smile and strong example of devotion to Our Lord. You are all in our prayers.
- Gerrry and Lou Molella, Savannah, GA
We are so sorry for your great loss. She was a wonderful mom, grandmother and hostess to many fun gatherings over the years. She will be greatly missed by the community. Her memory will be eternal.
- Meg and Joseph Hollis, Savannah, Ga
Aunt Lois Little and Tom Broderick Family, So sorry for your loss of your beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, and my favorite cousin Linda. I have so many fond memories of Linda and her brothers spending weekend at our farm and later at our campground, and Wednesday nights at her place when our Dad’s played pool. She had an infectious giggle and always smiling. A beautiful soul gone too soon.Sending our love to comfort you as grieve her.
- Kath(Steuer)Mannel, Sun City West, Az
Tom, so sorry. May you be comforted by God’s love and precious memories.
- Kathy Ninke Stroupe, Marion, OH
Tom and family, I am so sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. I have so many fond memories of Linda as the mother and grandmother of former students, as a talented and eager classroom volunteer, and most especially as a loving and caring friend. She will be greatly missed by so many. Sending love and prayers at this sad time.
- Diane Baker, Savannah, GA
Tom...my deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying for comfort and healing on the loss of your wife.
- Janet Hetrick Davis, Woodville, Ohio
Such a terrible loss for the community and St James family. We are so sorry and send loving thoughts and prayers to the Broderick family.
- Al and Doris Deutsch, Savannah, GA
Tom my GOD'S love , warmth . and grace shine down on you and your family,.... with love Nancy and Jeff Wegman
- jeffrey l. wegman sr., woodville, OH
Tom, Sher and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Please take care, and God Bless.
- Dennis Donnell, Woodville, OH
Our family sends our prayers for all of the Broderick family. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts.
- Helen Fleming, Savannah, GA
I am so sad for the loss of sweet Linda. She was truly beautiful inside and out and always made us feel welcome. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Betty Ann & Chris Di Silvestro
- Betty Ann DiSilvestro, Savannah, GA
Your mom was such a wonderful woman he kindness will always be remembered
- Tabitha Edwards, Virginia beach, Va
Dear Mr. Broderick, Adele, & family, our hearts go out to you at this time. We were blessed to know and love Linda. I have many fond memories of her at Church and with Adele. She was generous,loving, and fun to be around. It’s never easy losing a loved one but even more so when that person was such a big and loving personality. May God grant you all comfort and peace and may the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. You are in our prayers.
- Chris & Thabo Hall, Savannah, Ga
My heart is broken for all of you.
- Schmidt, Savannah , Ga
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Broderick. She was the sweetest woman and always had such a beautiful presence. We are sending up many prayers for peace and comfort for all of the family. Much love to you all!
- Jennifer and Jack Green, Savannah, Ga
Linda was the sweetest most caring person I had the pleasure of knowing. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
- Karen Conner, Savannah, Georgia
Adele and Family our hearts go out to you all may the Lord Jesus send his comfort to your family .As time goes by praying loving memories will sustain you.
- Susan Presciti, Jefferson City , TN
Dr Broderick and Family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. We have had many great memories with Linda through the years, especially during the holidays and family events with all the kids. We all looked up to her for her generous spirit and love. May God bless her soul.
- Juan Doan and Kristin Hauswirth , Fort Meade, MD
Tom and family, What a beautiful lady Linda was! She had such an aura about her. Always kind, caring and a wonderful example of a strong Christian woman. Devoted not only her family but her church family. You were truly loved by so many. May God give you comfort and peace. Richard & Anita Morgan
- Richard &Anita Morgan, Savannah , Ga.
The world has truly lost a beautiful soul! Linda had an award winning smile and the personality to go with it. We have so many fond memories of our time together at SJS watching our children grow. Linda’s deep an abiding faith will hopefully be the strength that comforts your family through this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Pam and Wayne Ehret
- Pam and Wayne Ehret, Savannah, GA
Our hearts are broken! Linda was so special to all the family! May you all find comfort in those memories and our times together. She made everything fun. We will miss her sweet laughter and smiles.
- Chip and Cindi Little, St. Charles , Illinois
Dr. Broderick and family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Linda was such a beautiful person, always assisting anyone in need. I have fond memories of working with Linda when I served as a room parent with her at Saint James when Adele and our Jeff were students. She was one of the most loving and caring individuals I have ever met. Linda was called home too soon but know she will be looking down on you with her beautiful smile and protecting you always until you meet again. Heaven just gained a beautiful loving soul to assist in carrying out God’s work. Our prayers, love and thoughts to the entire Broderick family during your time of mourning and beyond. Jim, Mary, and Jeff Phillips
- Mary PHILLIPS, Orlando, FL
We were so blessed to have known and loved Linda. Her friendship meant a lot to me, especially She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Whenever anyone needed anything ,when Linda found out she would be first in line to help. I was the recipient of this kindness on several occasions. Our prayers and sympathies to Tom and the foamily. They have truly gained a special angel in heaven to watch over them Prayers for all
- Celeste and Mike Houser, Savannah , Georgia
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
- Kelli And Chris Johnson, Ardmore , Oklahoma
To Linda’s entire family, Words are inadequate and yet they’re our only way to let you know how we feel. Linda was the epitome of mother and grandmother, she dearly loved her family. She will be missed by all who knew her. Such a kind soul. You’re in our thoughts and prayers, Teri and Chip Grayson
- Chip and Teri Grayson, Savannah, GA
Dear Broderick family—Deepest condolences and sympathy for the loss of your loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Hugs and prayers, Gail
- Gail Overmyer, Elmore, Ohio
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time.
- Debbie Jones, Thornville , Ohio
To the Broderick Family, especially Tom and Michael, my memories of Linda/your mom are wonderful and many. When we worked together at Benedictine, she was beyond a bright light and always smiling. Her smile and her personality lit up a room, every single time she entered. She was loved and respected by all who knew her, her faith and her dedication to all so memorable. May the memories you all hold bring you comfort and may God always hold her close. With love and deepest condolences.
- Deb and Frank Antosca, Savannah, GA
Tom & family,. My heart is broken that y'all have lost Linda, one of the kindest women I've ever known. Fly high Linda! We love you!
- Bridge Spivey, Savannah, GA
Tom and family Tinka and I send our condolences on your loss.inda was a wonderful and caring person and will be missed by all who knew her. You are in our prayers. May God welcome her into heaven and bring you and your family comfort and peace. Tinka & Al Pace
- Tinka and Al Pace, Savannah, GA
Tom and the Broderick Family, We are so very saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. What a Wonderful and Beautiful Lady and Spirit Linda is, as her memory and legacy are you Tom and Linda’s lovely family and friends. June, I and Family will always remember Linda, our many years at St. James Catholic Church and School were made so much more special with Linda and family gracing our faith, togetherness and friendship. Our prayers for Linda and for Tom, Family and Friends. God Bless. Dave and June Methe and Family
- David and June Methe and Family, Savannah, Ga
Dear Tom, We are so sorry to hear of your and your families loss! Our deepest sympathy!
- Susan & Cliff Breier, Dardanelle, Arkansas
To Tom and Family, We are so saddend to hear about Linda's passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Linda's gentle sweet soul always be a blessing.
- Kelly & Alex Hunt, Savannah, GA
My thought and prayers are with your family.
- jenny kyle, Savannah, GA
Tom, Linda and I are very sorry for your loss. She is in a better and happier place. You and your family will continue to miss her but God's grace will be with you and there is comfort in that.
- Samuel A Torres, Savannah, GA
I just found out tonight about Linda’s passing. I am shocked and saddened to hear this. My heart goes out to her family.
- Annie Schemmel, Savannah, GA
Tom, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
- tom jenkins, SAVANNAH, GA
Dear Tom and Family, we are terribly saddened by the news of Linda. She was the sweetest lady ever. We are sending our sincere condolences to you and all of her/your family. God must’ve wanted another Angel. You are all in our Prayers. - Marty and Kathy Peterson & Family
- Marty and Kathy Peterson and Family, Savannah, GA
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We know how much Linda added to this world and the legacy that she has left in her children and grandchildren. I (Jim) remember my cousin Linda’s kind attention and sense of humor when I visited family in Ohio when I was about 13 years old. Small for my age, Linda affectionately called me “Half Pint”. I felt welcomed. Linda had that ability to make everyone feel welcome and special. I will miss her. Sending love, Jim and Mimi
- Jim and Mimi Dew, Scottsdale, AZ
Dear Tom and Family, Linda was such a special part of our family. We have so many memories of family reunions with all of you. She will be missed. You will be in our prayers. Love, Ed and Eileen
- Eileen fusakio, Lebanon, OH
I was so sad to learn of Linda's passing. Even though I hadn't seen her in years, I always loved her warmth. She was a tender and kind spirit, a loving soul who made everyone she touched feel special. It's hard to believe that she is gone, far too soon. Tom, you and the family are in my prayers.
- Carol Taylor, Richmond, CA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Mon, April 05, 2021
- St. James Catholic Church
8412 Whitefield Avenue (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- 7:00 p.m. on Mon, April 05, 2021
- St. James Catholic Church
8412 Whitefield Avenue (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Mass of Christian Burial
- 11:00 a.m. on Tue, April 06, 2021
- St. James Catholic Church
8412 Whitefield Avenue (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- on Tue, April 06, 2021
- Greenwich Cemetery
330 Greenwich Road (map)
Savannah GA 31404