Elizabeth Anne Broten, 30

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth Anne Broten, 30

Ellizabeth Anne Broten

HARTWICK – Elizabeth Anne Broten, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece, succumbed to her drug addiction that she struggled with for many years Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019, at her home in Hartwick. A bright, funny and intelligent woman, she was 30.

Born Sept. 16, 1988, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, Liz was a daughter of James Michael Broten and Kathy Marie Mesko Broten. After graduating from Cooperstown Central School, Class of 2006, Liz attended Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania where she studied History and English. In 2010 she received a bachelor’s degree in English, and then in 2017 she earned a paralegal degree from Herkimer College.

Quick witted, Liz had an infectious laugh, and was known as the life of the party who could make anyone laugh. She was also extremely intelligent and could be caught reading in her spare time; she especially loved history. Just recently she had secured job in Florida as a licensed insurance broker. She will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.

Liz is survived by her mother, Kathy M. Broten and her long-time partner, Bruce M. Daly of Hartwick; her father, James M. Broten of Live Oak, Florida; a sister, Jacqueline Broten of Lakeland, Florida; her paternal grandfather, Robert Broten of Live Oak, Florida; and several aunts and uncles, including Bernetta and Grant Whaley of Smyrna, Patricia and George Ofslager of Geneseo, Illinois, and Michael Broten of Live Oak, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Helen Broten; her maternal grandparents Gladys and Michael Mesko; and two uncles, Robert and Michael Mesko.

Family and friends may call and pay their respects from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.

The visitation will conclude with a funeral service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Phillip Sell of the First Baptist Church of Hartwick officiating.

Immediately following the service, all are welcome to attend a reception at Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer Street, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

In honor of Elizabeth’s love for books, her family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Kinney Memorial Library, PO Box 176, Hartwick, NY  13348. Memorial donations may also be made to the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


3 thoughts on “Elizabeth Anne Broten, 30

  1. Mary Sisson Eibs

    I didn’t know this young woman but my heart goes out to the family. Thank you for being so honest in the text of her obituary. Drug addiction takes the lives of so many bright, capable young people. I can tell that she was well loved by you and others. I’m very sorry.

  2. Aaron

    Such a sad loss, and so young. A parent should never deal with such a loss. My sincerest condolences, to all friends and family. I wish I could be there, for support. Cherish the loving memories, forever.

  3. Michael Bordinger-Lutz

    Liz was a wonderful person. I hired her a number of years ago and enjoyed her immensely. She was a loving, conscious person with the giggles most of the time. I’m so sorry to hear that this was a turn taken in her life. If you knew Liz at all you too would be taken by surprise, it just goes to show that this tragedy could happen to any family. I support your honesty and my prayers are with you.

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