Giragosian Funeral Home
576 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 924-0606
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PUBLICOVER, Madeline (Herrick) 98 years of age, in Cambridge on July 5, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William S. Publicover. Devoted mother of Carol Clark and her husband Kenneth of NH, Jean Avery and her husband Dennis of Bedford, Sandra Publicover of Cambridge and Charles Publicover and his wife Sue Downing of Cambridge. Loving grandmother of Michael, Cassidy, Kayla, Ken, William, Meghan, Cody, and Stephen. Dear sister of Velma Ward of ME and the late Foster, Maurice, Roland and George Herrick. Madeline proudly served her country in WWII as a WAVE. She was a chief storekeeper supplying the ships in Boston. She earned the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. The family would also like to thank Rachel Warner, Liz Papazian and Genette Pierre Esperant for their loving care of Madeline during these last years. Services at the Giragosian Funeral Home, 576 Mt. Auburn St., (Rt. 16), WATERTOWN, on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, from 4-8pm at the Funeral Home. Interment at The Gardens at Gethsemane, Boston. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Madeline's name to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22201 (womensmemorial.org). For directions, guestbook and to light a candle in her memory, please visit

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 7, 2019
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