August 2, 1920 - September 23, 2011
Age 91, of Ribaud Ave., Silver Springs, died September 23, 2011 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw.
The following obituary was written by Geny herself.
She was born August 2, 1920 daughter of the late Katy and Thomas Broderick. A native of Silver Springs, she graduated from high school in 1938 and was a member of St. Mary’s Church.
During World War II, Geny worked for the US Army Air Force as a typist at Camp Bell in Niagara Falls, NY. She returned to Silver Springs and worked at the Warsaw Elevator Company as a typist, switchboard operator and receptionist for 7 years and then at Morton Salt Company for 34 years as payroll clerk. She also owned and operated Broderick’s Restaurant in Silver Springs, later known as Old Salty’s, Gussie’s, Arnie’s and Eddie’s and now Commissioners.
Her hobbies were garage and yard sales, dining at out of the way restaurants and she loved to travel but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Victor Renaud and Leonard Graves and her loving daughter, Judie Grosjean.
Surviving are her daughter, Gail (Neal) Merle of Wilson, NC; her son in law, Duane Grosjean of Chattanooga, TN; 5 grandchildren, Diana (David) George of Bliss, Wendy (Alan) Barron of Ft. Worth, TX, Jamie Merle of Elm City, NC, Richard (Tracy) Grosjean of Trion, GA, Todd (Maggie) Grosjean of Pomona, CA; 12 great grandchildren, Traci (Greg) Hopkins and Melissa (Lee) Rhodus of Chaffee, Mathew George of Arcade, James Ross and Trent Barron of Ft. Worth, TX and Logan, Ryan, Eric, Chelsea, Kaitlyn, Bethany and Olivia Grosjean of Pomona, CA; 4 great great grandchildren, Brody and Bailie Hopkins and Cole and Cooper Rhodus; her sister, Frances Browne of Rochester; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was the sister of the late Tommy, Jr., Joe, Rudy and James Broderick, Mary Dilello, Anne Geary and Jean Wilcox.
Friends may call Saturday, October 22 from 10 – 11 AM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where a service will be held immediately following visitation at 11 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Silver Springs at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Silver Springs Rescue Squad or to The ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 in honor of of Richie Grosjean (grandson).
October 22, 2011 : Calling Hours for Genevieve “Geny” Graves - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
October 22, 2011 : Funeral Service for Genevieve “Geny” Graves - 3:00 PM
Oct 11.11 from Tabby King:
My heart goes out to all of you. I loved Aunt Geny so very much. When we spent time together we always felt her love for us.One family reunion we set up camp right in her front yard and proceeded to be the talk of the neighborhood! She was always there for me with strong advice. She was a good listener especially after I lost Angie. I will miss her laugh and her love.She's hangin out with Judie and having a family reunion of her own in heaven with all who's gone before her. I love you Gail and after talking with you I know you are right, She's not suffering anymore and at peace.You get some rest and we'll be seeing you and everyone.Love, Tabby
Oct 10.11 from Tom Broderick:
Aunt Geny is at peace and God Bless her family
Oct 8.11 from JUne Green -Gary Howard:
Gail, neal & family--- It seems so strange to walk by Geny trailer & her room at the nursing facility & know she isnt there. Please know you are all in our prayers. These last few years have been hard on all of you and you have to know that she is not suffering anymore. We will see you soon.
Oct 2.11 from Jim Gardner and Family:
Know we are thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Oct 2.11 from Gary J. Wilcox:
Our prayers are with all the family members, especially Gail Merle and Neil Merle of NC.
She will be remembered always to us as "Aunt Geny." With Loving memories, Maggie & Gary.
Sep 27.11 from Jane and Roger Stephens:
We are so very sorry for your loss of your Mom, Grandma, Great and Great Great Grandma. Geny was one of a kind, a dear thoughtful person and will be missed greatly by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was so much fun, what a sense of humor!