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Olga F. Broderick, clerk typist

Olga F. Broderick, who worked as a clerk typist for the Federal Communications Commission for 31 years before retiring in 1982, died Oct. 11 at a hospital in Raleigh, N.C. She was 93.

Mrs. Broderick was a resident of Riverdale, Md., and was visiting family in Zebulon, N.C., when she died. The cause was complications from a fall, said a daughter, Patricia Donnally.

Olga Frances Duenas was born in the Bronx. Her parents were immigrants from Colombia and Mexico. She taught English as a second language to first-graders twice a week at Templeton Elementary School in Riverdale from the late 1980s through the early 2000s.

She volunteered at the old Leland Memorial Hospital and St. Bernard Catholic Church, both in Riverdale. At St. Bernard, she helped plan weddings and was active in the Sodality Club.

Her husband of 27 years, James Broderick, died in 1969. Their daughter Frances Miller died in 1986.

Survivors include four children, Patricia Donnally of Washington, Will Broderick of Ellicott City, Md., Shelley Rawlings of Zebulon and Richard Broderick of Gainesville, Va.; a brother; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough

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