Lee: Broderick celebrates 107th birthday

Barbara Broderick, a resident of the Lee Healthcare Skilled Nursing facility, celebrated her 107th birthday on April 22.

LEE — Barbara Broderick, the oldest resident of the Lee Healthcare Skilled Nursing facility, celebrated her 107th birthday on April 22. Broderick was showered with a parade by first responders, a birthday card signed by all of the staff and residents, flowers, and cake for all to enjoy.

Broderick lived most of her life in Pittsfield and Lenox. A foreign language teacher, she spoke five languages. She also volunteered at Tanglewood for over 50 years.

She and her husband, Howard Broderick, were married in 1939. He died in February 1974. She has three children, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, all of whom celebrated her birthday with her via Zoom.