Dr. Edward John Broaddus


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Andover - Dr. Edward John Broaddus, 93, of Andover, died unexpectedly on Christmas day at home with his family. Broaddus was a retired general practitioner who worked in the Merrimack Valley for 30 years, first in private practice, then as medical director of Suburban Health Center. He was also director of medicine at several nursing homes, and school doctor at Brooks School for many years.
Broaddus was born in 1925 in Irvine, Kentucky, to Dr. and Mrs. Beverly Broaddus. He joined the Navy in 1943 and, after spending a semester at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, was enrolled in a six-year medical program that included pre-medical studies at Middlebury College and Bates College. After graduating from medical school at Ohio State University and serving two residencies, Broaddus was sent to Korea, where he served in battalion aid stations with the First Marine Division.
After coming home from the war in 1953, Broaddus married Elizabeth McNeill of Baltimore and returned to Kentucky, where he practiced medicine in Beattyville. The couple had six children before moving to North Andover in 1964, then to Andover a year later.
In addition to spending time with his family, Broaddus enjoyed woodworking and relaxing at a lake in Maine.
Broaddus is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Andover, and by his children, John, of Haverford, Pa.; Amy, of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Margaret, of Brunswick, Maine; Mary, of New York; Laura, of New York; William, of Andover; and by 11 grandchildren. Broaddus, who was one of eight siblings, is also survived by his brother, James, of Brodhead, Kentucky.
For online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 3, 2019
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