Feb. 5, 2013
Frank Robert Madden Sr., 74, of Forty Fort, was granted eternal peace and was united with his beloved wife on Feb. 5, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
He was born and raised in Brooklyn N.Y., a son of the late Frank and Edith Madden.
He was married to the love of his life, the late Marie G. Madden, in 1963.
He worked as an accountant in New York City for many years before moving to Forty Fort in 1980 with his family. Before retiring, he worked for Geisinger Wyoming Valley for 25 years in various areas of the hospital.
Frank served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis in Germany. One of his fondest memories during this time was he met Elvis Presley and had a drink with him.
He was an avid fan of rock and roll and in his day was a drummer in the band, The Jolly Boys. He also enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Tuesday Night Chargers bowling league.
Preceding Frank in death, in addition to his wife and parents, was his sister, Joan Garetta.
He will be deeply missed by his children, Emilia Check, Forty Fort, Frank Madden Jr. (Rebecca), Parsons, Lisa-Ann McCabe (James), Forty Fort, and Angela Madden, Swoyersville; grandchildren, Marie Ellen Check, Anthony Madden, Alex Madden, Gregory McCabe, James McCabe, Erin McCabe, Senneca McCabe; great-granddaughter, Kai McCabe; brother, James Madden (Betty), Long Island; brother-in-law, Steve Garetta, Long Island; sister-in-law, Angela Specht (William), Ocala, Fla.; brother-in-law, Gaetano Monteleone (Helen), Yardley, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Frank's family would like to thank the staff of Golden Living Center, East Mountain and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the exceptional care and compassion.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave. Forty-Fort.
The Funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville. Interment will be in Dennison Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, or the