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Thomas Madden

Thomas Joseph Madden “Tom”, age 90, of Brunswick passed away on January 10, 2017 at Evergreen Commons, East Greenbush, after a brief illness, following a decade of declining health. Tom was born in Troy to Charles and Marie Frear Madden and lived in Brunswick for over 63 years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who was fiercely independent yet always available to assist family and friends.  Tom was always good to his word, and after building his castle in Brunswick, finally in the end, almost got his wish to go "out that door feet first"!

Tom is survived by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Kilgallon who he married in February 1975. Tom married Joyce Elizabeth Eagle on June 28, 1947, who predeceased him in August, 1972, and is survived by a son, Mark (Cathy Zlotnick) of Avondale Estates, GA and daughter Joanne (William Ratigan) of Buskirk, NY, a granddaughter Jennifer Madden, P.A. (Dr. Scott Krummey) and twin great grandsons, Samuel Scott and Lewis Matthew of Atlanta, GA and grandson Matthew Madden, Nashville, TN.

Tom is also mourned by his life-long friends, and Banker Ave neighbors.

Tom was born in November 8, 1926 and grew up during the Depression in Troy. At age 17 he left Lansingburgh H.S. and joined the U. S. Marines on October 16, 1944.  After boot camp at Camp Lejeune, S.C. he drew sea duty as a USMC gunner aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunker Hill and later participated in the repatriation of Japan aboard the U.S.S. General Gordan, initially at Hiroshima after the devastation of the first atomic bomb and later Yokahama, Japan as well as serving abroad the U.S.S. General Butler in Shanghai and Tsingtao, China.

After serving his country in the USMC, Tom worked for over 37 years at Bendix Corp in Green Island, first in the laboratory and later as a test driver until his retirement in 1985.

Tom was a good man who was "old school" tough, who loved his family to the end. Tom was hard to forget by whoever might have crossed his path and will without a doubt be missed by all.

There will be no service as was Tom’s request.   His family would ask that, if interested in making a donation in Tom’s memory please kindly donate in memory of "Pepper" the family dog at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

To leave Tom's family a message on their guestbook, light a candle, or view other helpful services, please visit mcloughlinmason.com

Charitable donations may be made to:

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204
Tel: 1-518-434-8128
Web: http://www.mohawkhumane.org

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Dear Peggy, Mark and Joanne,My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I was so sad to hear of Tom's passing. I have fond memories of Tom and Peg's walks down Banker Avenue,always with a smile and most times stopping to check on how my "new" motherhood was going with my baby Justin at the time. They got a kick out of watching him grow for the years I lived there with. Banker Avenue is no longer the same, but there is a joyous reunion of neighbors in heaven for sure.Mary

Mary Howard Jan 17 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Madden

Mary Howard Jan 17 2017 12:00 AM

To The Madden Family,So very sad to learn of your loss. Tom was a good man and dear friend to my parents all those years on Banker Ave. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.Joe & Kathy Howard

Joseph E. Howard Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for the loss of a good man.

Lee Soto Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Mark, Jodi, and family,So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Having lived most of my childhood on Banker Ave, I've known your dad most of my life. I always thought of him as a tough guy, but I also knew that he was fiercely devoted and very protective of his family. I will always remember him on his walks up Banker Ave, seeing me washing my car every week, and saying "you're gonna take the paint off that thing!"

Mike H Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Madden

Michael W Ratigan Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Madden

Jan Sanzo Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Madden

Jill Sanzo Jan 11 2017 12:00 AM

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