Madelyn C. Holley, also known as Midge, of Scranton and formally of Taylor, died Wednesday under the care of VNA Hospice at Geisinger CMC Hospital in Scranton.
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Born in the Austin Heights section of Old Forge, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Adeline Neiper Stefanko.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Albert H. Holley Sr., who passed away on May 7, 1995. They would have been married for 54 years.
Her career was devoted to services that improved others' quality of life. A talented seamstress, she made beautiful baby clothes for her grandchildren and she created wonderful crafts for her family and friends.
After retirement, she was a loyal volunteer for Telespond Services and also served as a Eucharist minister. She will long be remembered for her big heart, charity, generosity and helping to create wonderful family memories, whether at her home, her family's home or her cottage at the lake.
A very loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, her family was the focal point of her life. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her children, William Angerson and wife Linda, Florida; Joseph Angerson and wife Edna, Carbondale; Mary Tompkins and husband Robert J., Scranton; Adeline "Cookie" Smith and husband Stephen, Laflin; Albert Holley Jr. and wife Lisa, White Haven; her sister, Jackie Donovan, Moosic; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren with two on the way; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Also preceding her in death was a dear son, Patrick "Pete" Angerson; grandsons Dustin, Sean Patrick and Lance Angerson; a brother, Joseph "Ronnie" Stefanko; and an infant sister.
Her family would like to express their gratitude to the staffs of both VNA Hospice and Life Geisinger for the extraordinary care given to Madelyn.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann's Basilica, West Scranton. Interment will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday between 5 and 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 22, 2013