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Elenmarie Frances (Broderick) Dunn


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Elenmarie Frances (Broderick) Dunn Obituary
Elenmarie Frances (Broderick) Dunn

Bradenton, FL - Elenmarie Frances (Broderick) Dunn, 84, of Bradenton, Florida and Monmouth Beach, New Jersey passed away on January 23,2018 at her home in Bradenton. She died peacefully in the company of her family after a well fought battle with cancer.

Her spouse William Thomas Dunn whom she met at 13 years old and celebrated 61 years of marriage survives her. She is also survived by her children Denise D. Walker (Joseph), Janine M. Wade (Timothy), Karen D. Kelley (Joseph) and Siobhan M. Dunn. "Nana" will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Joseph R. Walker (Jennifer), Guenevere D. Walker, Conor W. Walker, Broderick L. Walker (Daniele), Stuart D. Wade (Jacklyn), William T. Wade, Mary I. Wade, Claire M. Wade, Caitlin D. Kelley, Broderick D. Kelley (Kathleen), and Sean D. Kelley. Nana will also be missed her great-grandchildren Sofia, Isabelle, Ryan and Nathan.

Elenmarie is also survived by her sisters Denise Devine (Donald) and Michele Curley and her sisters-in-law Veronica Broderick and Elaine Broderick. Elenmarie is predeceased by her parents Helen Frances (Mangan) Broderick and Robert Francis Broderick, her brothers Robert Broderick and Stephen Broderick and brother-in-law James Curley.

Born in the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY June 17, 1933. Elenmarie graduated from St. Francis Xavier Academy in 1951 and from Hunter College in Manhattan in 1955. She was an accomplished swimmer - she on Sunday swam on Hunter's varsity team as well as lifeguarding throughout New York. After graduating she taught school in Brooklyn and in Camp Lejeune, NC during Bill's US Marine Corp service. Later, after graduating from the New York Institute of Interior Design, Elenmarie formed Colts Neck Interiors, Ltd., an interior design business in Colts Neck, NJ where the family lived for many years. She also lived in London, UK and Rumson, NJ.

Elenmarie and Bill enjoyed traveling, playing golf and tennis, and attending the theater. She was a member of Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club, Deal Golf and Country Club and Waterlefe Golf and River Club. Elenmarie served on the board of the Family and Children Services of Monmouth County where she donated much of her time. Always active in the Catholic Church, they were most recently parishioners at Church of the Precious Blood in Monmouth Beach and Our Lady of Angels near Bradenton.

Elenmarie' love of life, family, and friends was infectious. She was a consummate educator and adviser. We will all miss her counsel from home decorating to child rearing, from relationships to fashion, and from politics to party planning. We will all miss her quick smile, fun attitude, "skol" and enthusiasm for all. The 60th anniversary of the Family Christmas Party which she started the year she was married and her love of playing and teaching bridge that she passed down to generations are examples of that love and enthusiasm.

Family is receiving friends on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 170 Honore Avenue, Sarasota, Fl. A eulogy service will be held at 9:00 am on Monday, January 29, 2018, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church; Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted immediately following at 9:30 am. Interment services will take place at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida at 11:30 am.

In lieu of flowers donations in Elenmarie's honor can be made to Magee-Womens Research Cancer Fund #9908 c/o Joseph L. Kelley, MD, Department of Ob/Gyn/RS, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 25, 2018
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