Margaret Joan Broadrick, 85, of Altoona, passed away peacefully Tuesday, her wedding anniversary, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ashville, daughter of the late Felix and Goldie (Gauntner) Dougherty.
She married Paul R. Broadrick II on June 28, 1958, in Cumberland, Md. He preceded her in death June 16, 1973.
Surviving are a daughter, Theresa Stiver; three sons: Mark (Lisa), Joseph (Betty, deceased) and Richard; grandchildren: Angela, Richie, Shawn (Stephanie), Joshua (Beth), Robert (Jennifer), Samuel, Michael (Melanie), Christine, Joey, Kimberly, Grace, Isabella, Madyson, Ava, and Anthony; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Shade; a brother, Tom; and special nieces and nephew: Jane Gray, Judy Waters and Butch Dougherty.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Paul “Bobby” Broadrick; daughter-in-law, Betty Broadrick; siblings: Anne Marie Blott, Rita Dougherty, Rose Purdy, Ruth Pasquino, Norma Clapper, Theresa Kennedy, Joseph, John, and Felix.
Joan was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church. She worked at Boyer Candy Co. for many years and retired from Hillview Center with more than 30 years of service as a certified nurse’s aide.
Special thanks to her granddaughter and nurse, Beth Stiver, for taking care of Joan in her final days.
Joan always made her home open to everyone, everyone was family to her.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona; and from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2022, at the funeral home, where a funeral service outside of mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. by Monsignor Stanley Carson.
Committal will be at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ashville.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you say a prayer for Joan and extend an act of kindness to a friend, loved one or a stranger.