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1941 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
ADAMO, JoAnne M. (Madden) 75, of Salem and formerly of Lynn, passed away after battling many ailments on Monday, June 20, 2016 in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born on January 13, 1941, JoAnne was the beloved daughter of the late William J. Madden, Sr. and Dorothy M. (Jones) Madden. JoAnne was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School with the Class of 1958. She continued her education at Northeastern University obtaining a B.S. in Business Administration. JoAnne took her skills to work in the GE Riverworks Lynn plant and became the facility's first woman Foreperson overseeing the aircraft manufacturing division. She was a dedicated GE employee for over 37 years until her retirement in March of 1998. JoAnne spent her free time ice skating, reading and walking. She was an accomplished knitter and loved to make sweaters and Christmas stockings for family and friends. She enjoyed over 30 winters in North Palm Beach in Florida with her long-time loving companion, William M. Phelan swimming and enjoying the beautiful Florida sunshine. In addition to her love, William, JoAnne is survived by her siblings: James M. Madden of Las Vegas, NV and Alice Odachowski and her husband, Robert of Lynnfield as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She also leaves her two dear friends of many years, Judy and Jeff Olson of Lynn. She was preceded in death by her siblings: William J. Madden, Jr., John Madden, and Dorothy Madden. Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., LYNN on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple St., Lynn, at 11 AM. Interment will immediately follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, contributions in JoAnne's memory may be made to: the Blinded Veteran's Assoc,. PO BOX 98081, Washington, DC, 20090-8081. For Online guest book, please visit: www.cuffemcginn.com Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 781-599-3901
Published in The Boston Globe on June 26, 2016
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