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Ellen V. Broander

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Ellen V. Broander

AGE: 91 • Middletown

Ellen V. Broander, 91, of Middletown, passed away on January 22 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident of Keansburg and Middletown. Ellen worked as a secretary for the Veteran's Administration in Newark before retiring as an Executive Secretary at Ft. Monmouth. She was a life-member of the Bayshore Companion Dog Club and a member of the "Inchkin" Club. Ellen loved spending time with her many friends and family. She was an animal lover especially her dogs and her horse, "Swankey". Ellen also bred German Shepherds and enjoyed her time making miniatures, including creating dresses for Barbie Dolls.

Surviving are her cousin and his wife, Andrew and Agnes Snellgrove of Jackson; their daughters, Diane and Geoff Thieke and Sharon and David Dolan; and their children, Justin, Devlin, Dave, Samuel, Mathew, Luke, and Corrine.

Ellen was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Broander.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 am at the funeral home. Guests are asked to arrive between 8:30 and 9 am. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 833 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755, Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, New York 10001, or the SPCA of Monmouth County, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724..

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 23, 2013
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