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John P. Madden

1920-2010 BENNINGTON John P. Madden, a former resident of Bennington and more recently of Bouplon Hollow Road, Shaftsbury, died Monday, Mar. 15, 2010, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation two days prior to his 90th birthday.

Born in Charlestown, Mass., Mar. 17, 1920, son of Michael D. and Margaret McKenna Madden, John received his education in the Charlestown and Boston schools. As a young man he played professional baseball in the Boston area.

John married the former Mary Decker on June 17, 1945, at St. Matthews Church in Dorchester. Mrs. Madden died June 7, 1996.

In earlier years, John was employed at the Railway Express office in Boston. After moving to Bennington he was employed at the Bennington Post Office for many years until his retirement in 1979. He also worked for many years at the State Liquor Store in Bennington.

John was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of Bennington Elks Lodge 567 and also served as president of the Al Bain Fan Club for several years.

He was a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox and was very proud that he lived long enough to see the Red Sox win the 2004 World Series in St. Louis.

He leaves a daughter, Loretta Squiers of Bennington; four grandchildren, Lynne Jones and her husband, Ken, Amy Watson and her husband, Ben, Wayne and Jason Squiers; five great-grandchildren, Jaime and Courtney Jones, and Jayson, Ryan and Matthew Squiers; a step-great-granddaughter, Bayleigh Watson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was predeceased by four siblings, Julia Schlaich, Catherine Kane, Francis and William Madden.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 10 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.when the family will be in attendance. Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

On line condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

All members of Bennington Elks Lodge are asked to meet at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. to conduct services in memory of John P. Madden.



Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 16, 2010
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