Jacqueline Madarasz

Jacqueline Guinan Madarasz Saratoga Springs, NY - Jacqueline Guinan Madarasz passed away in Margate, Florida, May 31, 2014. She touched the lives of many people during her nearly 85 years on the earth and left the world a better place. Jackie’s life was all about bringing people together. Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn during the Great Depression, her indomitable spirit was shaped by the challenges of the era. A proud graduate of Erasmus Hall High School, she became a pioneering woman advertising representative for Modern Bride magazine for 50 years. Her efforts helped develop Bermuda and The Poconos into popular Honeymoon destinations. She married George Madarasz in 1956 and they moved to Long Island in 1960, where they raised their family and were involved in many community and church activities. Jackie was active in the Glen Head Women’s Club, numerous other service organizations, school community associations and served as President of the North Shore School Board. She was also extensively involved in the St. Mary’s Church (Roslyn) Choir. She loved playing cards, especially bridge, and traveled extensively. In later years, Jackie and George lived in Saratoga Springs and wintered in Margate, Florida. She was active in the Wilton Senior Center and as a communicant of St. Clement’s Church, she volunteered in the Resurrection Choir. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George; two sons, Stephen (Mary) of Gansevoort and Paul (Maureen) of Mendham, N.J; eight grandchildren, John Paul (Blake ) of Dallas, TX, Bryan of Gansevoort, Stephanie of NYC, Thomas of Gansevoort and Melody, Emma, Tess and Genny, all of Mendham, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 9:30am Saturday, June 21, 2014 in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs and all are welcome. Burial will be private at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery The family requests contributions to the Wilton Senior Center, 18 Traver Road, Gansevoort, NY, 12831, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway 584-5373. Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
628 North Broadway  Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-5373
Published in The Saratogian on June 18, 2014