Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory - Barrington - Barrington
149 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-3411


Obituary Condolences

Donna Mullen Madden of Barrington Donna Mullen Madden, 59, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Barrington at the Pepper Family Hospice, after a painful and yet heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on May 19, 1953, to Thomas and Donna Mullen, in Chicago. Her life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Donna enjoyed always enjoyed spending time with her brothers, sisters and many nieces and nephews. Her gentle laugh, wry sense of humor and gracious style was felt by all who knew her and she was loved by all. Donna was a lifelong resident of Barrington, a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and the Advocate Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center. She enjoyed the Barrington lifestyle, she loved to travel to warm and sunny locations, she always enjoyed gardening around the home she was so very proud of. Donna looked forward to a great meal and a wonderful wine as celebrating life was the way she lived and her family and friends loved to celebrate with her. Donna is survived by her loving husband, Michael; siblings, Kevin Mullen, Maureen (Michael) Stramaglio, Thomas (Kim) Mullen, Joanne Peppers, Jill (Ronald Jr.) Dritlein and Judy Persfull; nieces, Megan Brochu, Ashley Mullen, Jenna (Jason) Mammoser, Katelyn Mullen and Courtney Dritlein; nephews, Michael Stramaglio Jr., Sean Mullen, Ronald Dritlein III, Brian Persfull and Bradley Persfull; great-nephews, Thomas Brochu and Dominic Mammoser; mother-in-law, Anne Madden-Holly; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her stepfather-in-law, Daniel Holly; and her parents. Memorial visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 Ela St. (corner of Franklin and Ela streets), Barrington, IL 60010. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 877-272-6226 or www.pancan.org. Arrangements were made by Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington. For more information, call 847-381-3411. For online condolences visit, www.davenportfamily.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2012
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