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Madge, Lorraine

Lorraine Elizabeth (Baer) Madge, a resident of Westwood since 1943, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at her home in Westwood after a long illness.  She was 81.  Lorraine was born May 28, 1927, a daughter of the late Henry and Charlotte Helen (Smith) Baer.  She graduated from Girls High School in Boston with the Class of 1944.  Lorraine was a den mother in Cub Scouts, Blue Birds and Campfire Girls while her children were active in those organizations.  She was also very active in her church, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Westwood, having served on the Vestry, the Altar Guild, and having taught in the Sunday School.  Lorraine was the mother of the late Bradley John Madge.  She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John Madge; her three sons, Kirk Geoffrey Madge of Walpole, Randall Madge of Millis, and Craig Douglas Madge of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; her three daughters, Heather Joyce Hansen of Lebanon, New Hampshire, Amy Elise Madge of Westwood, and Johanna Lorraine Madge of Medway; as well as thirteen grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 24, from 5-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  A Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 10 AM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 95 Deerfield Avenue, Westwood followed by burial in New Westwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to St. Joseph Indian School, PO Box 100, Chamberlain, SD, 57325 or to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, Montana 59004 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Cally Gunther
    April 24th, 2009 | 8:57 am

    To the Madge Family,
    From the words of my sister, Marian, and her companion, Kirk Madge, I have always heard wonderful things of this family, and the Matriach of all, being Lorraine Madge, the wife/mother of this family…that she was a beautiful woman..I have met Lorraine on a couple of occasions, and she has always been extremely outgoing and nice, and she will be missed very much..she has raised an awesome family for sure, and her husband, John, is a big part of that also.. Lorraine is a wonderful woman, who is now sharing the heavens with Marian and Brad, and a few others we have “all” lost in the past…God will watch over her, and she will watch over her family…God Bless the Madge family, and keep them safe. Love, Cally

  2. Dawnmarie Zeller
    April 24th, 2009 | 10:02 am

    To Kirk and family,

    Please know that our deepest condolences are with you now. You have been such a huge part of our family, adored by all of us but especially our beloved mom, Marian. Believe us, we know the heartache of losing such a wonderful mother, but also know that she lives within us through her spirit every moment of every day, just as surely as your own precious mother Lorraine.

    We all have you and your family in our prayers, and love you very much.

    Dawnmarie, Kirsten, Maxwell, Kevin, Bill & Jessica, Marianne & Chris, Chris, Tracey & Owen

  3. William Meech
    April 24th, 2009 | 10:45 am

    Kirk, Madge Family,
    Many condolences to you on the loss of your Mom. May God be with you in this time of grief. Knowing what a dedicated son, a great father and Huge hearted family friend you’ve been to all only means that She must have been a wonderful Mom and a great woman. May god always shine upon you and family…

  4. Marianne Lamb
    April 24th, 2009 | 4:11 pm

    Just a note of deepest sympathy to the Madge family. My heart goes out to you at this hard time. My mother, Marian, loved Kirk so much. What with his awesome sense of humor, tremendous heart, compassion, patience and depth of caring, who wouldn’t! We are all so blessed to have him in our lives! A true credit to his wonderful mother and the whole Madge family. Thank you Lorraine for the gift of Kirk and your family. I know my mom will be waiting to see you again! Love, Marianne

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