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Madge, John


John Madge, a resident of Westwood for over 60 years died Saturday at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. He was 88. Mr. Madge was born in Buffalo, NY and was the son of the late Edwin & Florence G. (James) Madge. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and graduated from Northeastern University. Mr. Madge was an Appraisal Engineer for Factory Mutual Engineering for over 40 years and was Past President of the American Society of Appraisers. He served on the Finance Committee for the town of Westwood for over 10 years and was a past member of the Masons, Celestial Lodge A.M. & A.F. of Westwood. Loving husband of the late Lorraine E. (Baer) Madge. He is survived by his children; Kirk G. Madge of Walpole, Randall Madge of Millis, Craig D. Madge of Pittsburgh, PA., Amy E. Madge of Westwood, Johanna L. Madge of Medway, &  Heather J. Hansen of Lebanon, NH. He is also survived by his sister Althea Thacher of Concord, NH, by 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Father of the late Bradley J. Madge & brother of the late Edwin J. Madge & Noreen Foster. Visiting hours will be held Thursday 5-8 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High St., Westwood. Funeral services Friday at 11 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 95 Deerfield Ave, Westwood. Burial in New Westwood Cemetery. John and his family would like to thank the nurses that took such good care of him at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to BID-Needham Nursing Education Fund, ATTN: Development Office, 330 Brookline Ave BR, Boston, MA. 02215. Please put John Madge on Memo line.


Guestbook Entries

  1. Bob Folsom
    February 23rd, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    To Kirk, Randy, and your sisters; I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I wish that I could be there for you but I am in Spain until Saturday night. Please accept my prayers and condolences. Bob

  2. Sue Murphy
    February 23rd, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Johanna, I only met your father once, but anyone could tell what a kind hearted, funny, wonderful person he was. I am so sorry for your (and your entire family’s) loss. May you and your brothers and sisters find some comfort in the knowledge that your Dad knew how much he was loved by all of you and that he can be at peace now.

  3. Marianne Lamb
    February 23rd, 2012 | 4:18 pm

    My deepest condolences go out to all of you in the Madge family. From what I know of John (and Lorraine), through Kirk, they were wonderful parents. And your family is a special one with many wonderful loving memeories of time spent together over the years. I know your parents are happy together once again. I am sure of that! (and I hope my Mom gets to be with them for some time as well, she loved them very much as well.) With love and sympathy, Marianne

  4. Elaine Sullivan
    February 24th, 2012 | 10:24 am

    So sorry to hear of your dads passing. No matter the age it always seems too soon.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficut time.

    Love, Elaine and Jerry

  5. Wilson Everett, Jr.
    February 27th, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Please accept my condolences. John was an integral part of my career as an appraiser. I have fond memories of John and all of the FM staff. Thanks John!


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