American Veteran 08

Ann L. Madigan

July 26, 1932 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Ann passed peacefully in her sleep and went straight to heaven on Saturday, May 7, 2022, just three months shy of her 90th birthday. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen Madigan of Malden, MA and the cherished middle sister of Elinor Twomey of Belmont and the late Marion Loveridge, sister-in-law of John Loveridge and John Twomey (both deceased). Ann was the beloved and adored aunt of James Loveridge, Ann Maria Zarba, Mark Loveridge (deceased), John Loveridge, Michael, Patricia Ann, William, and John “Steve” Twomey. She was the great aunt of thirteen and godmother to twenty-four lucky godchildren. Ann was a proud lifelong resident of Malden, a graduate of the Class of 1950 at Malden High School and upon graduation attended Faulkner School of Nursing. Ann became an invaluable medical assistant to a well-known orthopedic surgeon in Kenmore Square, where she met many lifelong friends, and spent time at Mass Eye and Ear caring for others in need. Ann’s career trajectory took a different turn, and she became involved with the City Government in Malden, she worked in the Registrar of Voters office and then joined the Malden Cemetery Department. Ann was promoted to the role of Superintendent of Cemeteries, the first female in Massachusetts to hold that position. This was a perfect job for her, and she excelled at it. Ann was able to combine her outstanding leadership and management skills, her compassion and empathy, her love of and exceptional talent in gardening and landscaping as well as her patriotism, planning and executing annual Memorial Day events, parades and pageantry for her beloved veterans, police, and firefighters. Upon her retirement, Ann continued her involvement in all things Malden where she founded and became President of the Linwood Seniors group, she collaborated tirelessly with a team to find students who left High School to enter WW2 and never received their high school diplomas. Ann and her group were able to supply high school diplomas and a “graduation” ceremony to over sixty families decades later, an accomplishment that she was immensely proud of. Ann had a beautiful singing voice was a proud member of the “Bob Love Choir” in honor of a much-loved high school music teacher and stayed busy helping those in need, spending time with her large and expansive group of friends, and enjoying her treasured home, garden, and precious cat Sunshine. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of one who gave so much to others. Funeral will be held on Friday May 20th at 10 AM at St Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem Street, Malden, MA. Burial to immediately follow at Forestdale Cemetery, 150 Forest St. Malden, MA. Donations in Ann’s memory welcomed by the MSPCA- Angell (at the address listed below) or to The New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA (nechv.org

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Services

Funeral Mass
Friday
May 20, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
770 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148

Interment
Friday
May 20, 2022

11:30 AM
Forest Dale Cemetery
150 Forest Street
Malden, MA 02148

Donations

MSPCA-ANGELL
350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02130
Web: http://www.mspca.org/donate-now

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