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Madeline (Smith) Littlefield 1934 - 2013
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October 19, 2014
i don't know what made me think of henry and madeline out of the blue, so i looked her up. so sorry i was late in finding them. they both were my heroes growing up in n.y.p family friends with my parents for years, so sorry for the family's loss.
May 04, 2014
April 27, 2014
My parents, Lillian and Bob Sanger, were close friends with Madeline and "Hank". I am so sorry to realize they are both gone. I remember you girls so well and I am sorry for your loss.
My dad passed away in 2000 and my mom in 2006.
With affection,
Linda Sanger Fleming
March 21, 2013
The York School community was sad to hear about Madeline's passing.She was a great support to her husband in his leadership role at York School. She graciously opened her home to Dr. Littlefield's History class, assisted with fundraising for the School, and was a steadfast friend to faculty during the 14 years the couple lived on campus. Madeline touched many lives and will be remembered fondly by students, parents, faculty, and community members. The Littlefield legacy continues here on the hill in the rich traditions and strong reputation of the School.
March 21, 2013
We remember Mrs. Littlefield and loved her from the first time we met her when our son Anthony (Tony)Palik attended York School for 3 years. She shared her many gifts with others. And I can name a few: talents in art, music, and her kind help and encouragement to students and other youngsters. Much sympathy and good wishes to Mrs. Littlefield many friends and her loving family.
March 21, 2013
Wishing your family strength through this difficult time.
March 21, 2013
She was indeed a friend of York faculty! I remember her welcoming and generous spirit. Both Henry and Madeline brought so much to campus life at York.
March 21, 2013
A very nice and generous soul, she was.
March 21, 2013
The entire York class of '82 will miss Madeline's wonderful sense of humor. She was always a gracious hostess to Henry's AP history classes. We hope to join you one day in the heavenly choir...
March 20, 2013
Dear Littlefield Family,

Your parents were wonderful leaders during my years at York. I will never forget history class in your parents' living room or all the many ways in which they made York feel like a family. Thinking of you and sending many prayers of comfort for you all.
March 20, 2013
My condolences to the family. I remember Mrs. Littlefield very well as a kind and gentle soul who cared a great deal for York, education and the students she encountered. She will be missed. Robin (Kienbaum) Fradin--Class of 1979
March 20, 2013
We loved you Madeline and will continue to love yopu as we continue to remember you. Shirley and Saul Turteltaub
March 20, 2013
Blessings and care, Littlefield family. Madeline and Henry were invaluable mentors in my life, even long after my '83 York graduation. I will always cherish them and will miss Madeline's deep kindness, soft voice and warm spirit...
March 20, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear this news. She was a light in the world, and seeing her always made me smile. My deepest condolences.
March 20, 2013
God bless you Madeline Littlefield. Give Henry my love too.
March 20, 2013
Madeline was an important part of the York School community for many years and had many friends here. Her dedication to teaching young people and her love of music are only part of the rich legacy she left us. We mourn her passing and offer our sympathy and support for her family.
Chuck Harmon, York School
March 17, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Madeline's passing - though I know Henry will be happy to see her, again.
I knew them first though the graduate seminars of est and Landmark Education, They both had enormous gifts to present to all. Madeline was my neighbor in PG and how I loved running into her. Henry died while I was away from CA...I adored them both.
March 16, 2013
Dearest Kate and Mary,
My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you. I loved your mother with all my heart. She was one of the kindest, most joyful souls I have ever known. Having known the Littlefield family has been one of my greatest gifts in life. With much sadness I send you my love and blessings.
Holly Olander Remington
March 15, 2013
My dearest, dearest love and strength for Madeline's spirit to carry on. What a wonderful, compassionate and sensitive woman she was.
Her sensitivity to our spiritual world and special understanding of the Reiki phenomenon helped me endure the passing of my only and dear, dear sister there in Monterey. Madeline had such a gentle, kind and wonderful soul and spirit, and shared her bright outlook in life and all the processes of it ," as part of the beauty, wonderment and mystery of it all." she told me with a smile. She gave me a true, secure, warm and Motherly hug that day. I'll never forget it. I felt eased of any burdens or responsibilities. My sister passed on peacefully and I felt at ease because of this one woman I knew for a few days only.
Madeline, this wonderful woman, Mother, teacher and leader, is a true legacy to behold and enhanced all those who had the privilege of knowing and spending time with her. We will miss her.
With much love and adoration for your family,
Elizabeth Bavor
March 14, 2013
What a wonderful human being Madeline Littlefield was! She was a warm heart and a constant inspiration. Each time she came to see one of the plays I directed at York School, she would grab my hand and hold onto it with such enthusiasm and kindness. Always with a twinkle in her eye, she would tell me what she'd noticed in the play (and what a sharp sensibility she had, too!), which of my actors had been her students and what Henry would have thought of it. I will always cherish her for the kindness she unfailingly showed me. My thoughts are with her family.
March 13, 2013
I was very fortunate to have Mrs. Littlefield a my teacher in ECU. I remember the first time I met Mrs. Littlefield, her smile lit up the whole room. She touched numerous lives with her angelic personality. I will always be grateful for the opportunity I had to be her student at All Saints, she made a life lasting impression on me and for that I am eternally grateful.
March 11, 2013
Such a beautiful woman and such a life so well lived. I learned many of life's lessons from her when I lived in Pacific Grove. I awoke one morning to a patio covered in flower petals when Henry passed away and she taught me how to celebrate one's passing as well as mourning the loss. She helped Brittany build a trap for the leprechaun and the next morning they found they had caught a teddy bear instead! We would sit and talk over tea and some lonely nights she would curl up on my couch and share her wisdom with me. She helped me through a tumultuous time in my life and I survived it with grace and dignity, because she would have it no other way.

Living next door, so close to her for 9 months was such a gift. Being her friend was such an honor.
March 11, 2013
Before I began ECU, All Saints sent a teacher to each prospective kindergartener's home to meet the child. I was painfully shy as a 4 year old so my mom was concerned that I would keep to myself during this process. When my mom opened the door for this meeting, there stood Mrs. Littlefield, and I still remember her as I first saw her: a warm, curious, beaming light there on my front porch. I released the security of my mom's leg to take Mrs. Littlefield's gentle hand and led her to my room where I shared my art and proudly demonstrated my knowledge of letters and numbers. My mom couldn't believe how instantly comfortable and gregarious I was with her, but that was Mrs. Littlefield's way! She was authentic and nurturing and spunky and children just loved her! I love her and feel incredibly lucky to have had her as a teacher and mentor!
March 10, 2013
I knew Maddie way back at Wheaton where I lived for several years in the same dorm with her. She was very focused on her music and she was greatly respected as one of the leaders in our class. I especially remember her sharp wit and how perceptive she was of people. The photo here looks like the Maddie I knew. Lucie Gallagher Nelson
March 10, 2013
What a wonderful teacher and lady. I am so fortunate for my sons to have had Madeline Littlefield for the early years of learning. Chris and Greg both learned so much from the ECU at All Saints Episcopal Day School. Madeline was a lovng teacher to all the children. She will be missed.
March 10, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Madeline's passing. She sat right behind me during I Cantori rehearsals and would always try to make me laugh with her jokes. We were forever getting into trouble. My own parents so enjoyed spending time with Madeline and Henry as my dad and Henry were both Columbia men and athletes who shared the same coaches and professors while Madeline and my mom talked about growing up in the same area back east. My deepest sympathies to the Littlefield girls. Your mom will be greatly missed.
March 09, 2013
I will miss you Madeline!
March 09, 2013
Madeline was always a joy to be around. In recent years she was always so friendly anytime I came back to Monterey to visit. Such a loving and friendly woman! I also still miss Dr. Littlefield who was my headmaster and history teacher. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Please know that so many of us loved them.
March 09, 2013
I was a York student when Dr. Littlefield was the Headmaster there. He and Madeline were both so warm and approachable. After graduating from college, I always loved running into Madeline around town; she was always up to something interesting. My sympathies to the family.
March 09, 2013
There is so much love and so many happy memories going around within the huge community that Mrs. Littlefield has positively impacted.

She was my kindergarten teacher at All Saints many many moons ago and will always hold a dear place in my memory.

Sending the family love as you celebrate the life of a wonderful woman!
March 09, 2013
Madeline lit up the classroom. Her students (and parents) loved her warmth, friendliness and sweetness. What a wonderful woman! She spent her time here well. Many blessings on her and her family. I feel privileged to have known her and to have her teach our children.
March 09, 2013
Thank you Kate and Mary for being with her until the last. Thank you for surrounding her with your love and the I Cantori music. She is finally free. We will all miss her greatly. Her wonderful sense of humor, her ability to help others and to see the best in all people, her friendship. Please know we all loved her and though saddened by her loss, know she is finally free and with her beloved Henry. Thank you once again for keeping all of us posted as to her condition these past months. She loved you all so very much!
March 08, 2013
Dear family,

I am not sure if my condolence to you has sent right before this without my signature, but just in case it did not, I am writing this again.

We are very sorry for your loss of your dear mother. My wife and I had known her for a long time through her visits to my acupuncture clinic. We remember her as an intelligent, pleasant and talented lady. She used to sing songs for us when she came in, and had a beautiful voice. We missed seeing her very much when she had sent us a letter, saying she no longer drove and was not able to come to my office any more about two years ago. We will dearly miss her. Please take care.
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