Joyce A. Broadbent

December 15, 2012

HEUVELTON, N.Y.    Joyce A. Broadbent, 70, of Black Lake, and formerly of Theresa, died unexpectedly at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center on Friday, Dec. 14.

Born Jan. 19, 1942, in Rome, N.Y., the daughter of Henry and Sarah Rogers Nestle, she attended Holland Patent Central School.

She married Hugh Broadbent on Jan. 24, 1958, and was a devoted wife and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Broadbent were owners of Hugh’s Grocery & Tackle Store in Theresa from 1985 to 1997. Mr. Broadbent died Jan. 3, 1996.

Mrs. Broadbent worked in the cafeteria at LaFargeville Central School for several years and Theresa Primary School, retiring in 2007, having worked there twenty years.

She enjoyed reading and being a grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jason and his girlfriend, Tammy Phillips, Heuvelton and Hugh and Brenda, Theresa; three daughters and a son-in-law, Julie Hull, Hammond, JoAnn and George Salanco, Middleville and Veronica Fanfarillo, Findlay, OH; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Henry, Jr and Jan, CO, David, NH and Alan and his companion, Connie, Rome; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A brother, Leroy Nestle, died before her.

The funeral will be noon Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, with Pastor David Snyder of the Philadelphia Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Redwood Cemetery.

Calling hours are 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

Condolences may be made online at

Information provided by Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc. and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.