Gertrude C. Madore, "Trudy," 73, of Andover and West Palm Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully with her partner by her side on Thursday, May 29, 2014, while at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She had such a zest for life. She fought an eight-year courageous battle for life until God said, "Come home to me and you will be free to now join your Mom and Dad with the Lord."
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Born in Hartford on Oct. 5, 1940, and raised in East Hartford, she was a model woman who was an entrepreneur, sports enthusiast. At a young age she played softball, swam, and loved watching the East Hartford Dovelettes. She also loved biking, skiing, and snowmobiling. Had a love for cars, especially Cadillacs, sport cars, and scooters. She also was a lover of all creatures, raised and showed Morgan horses, enjoyed her bird Popcorn who would speak to her on the phone, and loved watching birds at the feeders at their home. She had many dogs but one that was most precious to her was Sadie who was a service dog that knew exactly when Trudy needed her medication. She was a very religious person who became a Eucharistic minister while in Florida at St. Luke's in West Palm Beach. Trudy was an accomplished business woman, owned and operated a number of restaurants in California, East Hartford, Manchester, and Florida in addition to a catering service. In later years, she became an antique dealer. She was a well-rounded person who had a contagious laughter that will be with us forever. She had a business mind, but always put the customer first. There was no job that she wouldn't try to do. Even when ill she bought a tractor and did her best to mow a 4 acre parcel.
She was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Marie Madore. She leaves behind her loving partner, Janet Prophet; brother, Robert and wife, Diane Madore, of Bolton; two sisters, Mary Mauri and husband, Phil, of Lake Worth, Florida, and Barbara Brennan and husband, Don, of Vero Beach, Florida; stepsister Betsy Dunn and husband, Bill, of Pennsylvania; her aunt, Maria Gauvin and husband, George, of Lake Worth; her uncle, Claude Belliveau of Lake Worth; and numerous, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, on Sunday, June 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 4:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made an animal rescue society of your choice.
For online condolences please visit
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
Published in Journal Inquirer from June 4 to June 8, 2014