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Elizabeth Faye (Tabbert) Broderick, age 61, of Holland, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, July 17, 2020. She was born April 23, 1959, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late William and Angela (Daunhauer) Tabbert. Elizabeth graduated with a Master’s degree in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University. On February 28, 1990, she married the love of her life, James Michael Broderick. Elizabeth worked over 18 years with the Saugatuck Public School System as the CFO and Director of Business and Human Resources.  In her spare time Elizabeth enjoyed baking cookies, running, hiking, crafting, doing upholstery, antiquing with her husband, and most of all spending time with her family, especially the holidays.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Jim Broderick; children, Kylie Broderick and Joey (Courtney) Broderick; and brother, Doug (Luanne) Tabbert.

A memorial blessing will be celebrated on Monday, July 27, 2020, at St. Peter Catholic

Church, 100 St. Peter Drive, Douglas, MI, 49406, with Father Fabio officiating.  Because of Covid-19 restrictions and limits of attendees, please contact Joey or Courtney Broderick.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Outdoor Discovery Center or St. Peters Catholic Church, which were important organizations to Elizabeth.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Spectrum Health Hospice for the care and compassion they showed them and Elizabeth throughout this difficult time.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Elizabeth’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Elbert and Becky Farley on July 24, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Liz was a friend like no other!!! She was definitely a motivator, she kept me running and working out. I so enjoyed spending time with her. She was an amazing lady and I was blessed to have her in my life.
    She also held her own as Elbert teased and aggravated her-fun times.
    We are praying for strength and comfort for you guys.

  2. Jim English on July 25, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Liz was a gifted colleague who contributed to our the Ottawa area business officials group in many ways throughout her time at Saugatuck. She had an exceptional knowledge of Michigan school finance and was willing to share her expertise with others. Her contributions to the success of Saugatuck’s schools are numerous. She was both innovative and disciplined in her approach to making things better for the students and staff at Saugatuck. More importantly though, she was a friend to all of her colleagues. She cared about people as individuals and invested in other people’s lives. Rare is the person who is so skilled as a practitioner, communicator, and empathetic leader. We have missed her voice in our meetings after her retirement. She truly made a difference.

  3. Anne Corlett on July 25, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    I have always had great respect and fondness for Liz. I worked with her for 11.5 years as a member of the school board while she was CFO, etc. at Saugatuck Public Schools. What a gifted person with numbers! And completely innovative at finding money as the State continued to slash the funds that public schools received. She was funny and thoughtful too – a true pleasure to be around. I also own some of the furniture she refinished creatively, which I love and treasure. My heart goes out to her family. She was a very special person and will be missed by many.

  4. Karen Steiger on July 30, 2020 at 9:33 am

    I am so sad to hear about Liz’s passing. I can’t find words to express my concern for Jim, Kylie and Joey. Liz was a wonderful lady. I admired her for her wisdom, hard working and caring nature. She was very inspiring and helpful to me during my 12 years working with her at SPS. I’m so fortunate she was in my life. I loved her smile! In the past couple of years I connected with her to run a couple of races in Tennessee. I will cherish those memories. I will miss her. Sending love and sympathy to her family.

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