Hugh J. "Skip" Broadbent


Hugh J. "Skip" Broadbent, Jr., 59, of Snell Rd., passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at his home.

Born on June 9, 1960 in Rome, NY, he was a son of the late Hugh J. and Joyce A. Nestle Broadbent. He graduated from Holland Patent High School.

After graduation he enlisted into the US Army and was Honorably Discharged in 1984.

Skip met his companion of 35 years, Brenda Russell on December 13, 1984 at a wedding in Frankfort, NY. Skip's parents moved to Theresa, NY in 1986 and were owners of Hugh's Grocery and Tackle, Theresa, NY. Skip and Brenda also moved to Theresa to help his parents operate the store until the store closed, during the Ice Storm of 1998, then for the next 21 years he worked for Tractor Supply, Co., Watertown, NY where he was Assistant Manager.

He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, being in the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his companion, Brenda Russell; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Matthew Russell, Utica, NY, Hugh J. "Jay" Broadbent, III and Becca, Watertown, NY, Jacob Broadbent and Kai, Brownville, NY; two grandsons, Antonyo Spradlin and Hugh J. "Hughie" Broadbent, IV, that live with Skip and Brenda; three sisters, Veronica Fanfarillo and companion, John, Westernville, NY, Julie Broadbent, Black Lake, NY, JoAnn Salanco and husband, George, Middleville, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Tammie Broadbent, Black Lake, NY; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services with Military Honors will be 6 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY with Rev. Donald Briant, officiating. Burial will be in Redwood Cemetery, Redwood, NY.

Calling hours will be 4-6 pm prior to the funeral service.

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