Kevin Hardy Madden
1953 - 2020
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MADDEN, Kevin Hardy passed away November 5, 2020 after a lengthy battle with multiple illnesses. He leaves behind his wife Michele Babayan of Wareham, MA, son Drew D. Madden of Holliston, MA, and daughter Emma N. Madden of West Roxbury, MA. He was the son of the late William "Red" and Laura (Potter) Madden.

Born on April 10, 1953 in Portland, ME, he was raised in Attleboro, MA on Claflin Street. A proud Bombardier, he excelled both in the classroom and on the field at Attleboro High School. After initially attending the Air Force Academy, an injury led him to finish his undergraduate studies in computer science with an electrical engineering degree at the Lowell Technological Institute (now UMass Lowell). He went on to receive an MBA from Babson College. He worked at the intersection of software and marketing for multiple companies throughout his career, retiring in 2015 after 15 years with Johnson & Johnson.

Most recently he resided in Quincy, MA before retiring to Wareham, MA. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to spend time on the water with a fishing rod in hand. Another passion was following Boston sports teams, especially the Patriots and Red Sox. He was known to never miss a meal and enjoyed spending time in the kitchen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the William E. "Red" Madden Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Attleboro Scholarship Foundation, Box 1666, Attleboro, MA 02703.

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Published in Sun Chronicle on Nov. 10, 2020.
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November 15, 2020
One of the good guys I remember from Attleboro High School. May you have a warm breeze on your back and calm seas ahead.
Bob Scott
November 14, 2020
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Dan Backler
November 14, 2020
Kevin was the son of my dad's best friend Bill Madden. I will always remember the unusual way he laughed. He was a frequent guest at my dad's backyard cookouts. We went fishing with our fathers out in Buzzards Bay and spent time at his parent's house on Claflin Street in Attleboro MA. My sincere condolences to Kevin's family.
John obrien
November 12, 2020
My condolences to the Madden family. I always enjoyed working with Kevin at J&J, and kept in touch via Facebook after we both left employment there. Hope the fishing is good in heaven. Bill Christianson
Bill Christianson
November 12, 2020
I knew Kevin for many years from his begging's at J&J in Raynham and always enjoyed his candor and dry wit. Kevin always treated me with respect. He was a very good man and "May you Rest in Eternal Peace", Kevin and always get on the fish first.
Gordon L MacPherson
November 11, 2020
My condolences to the Madden family. I worked with Kevin for many years and he never turned down a challenge. He pulled me out of a fire many, many times! Brilliant man. Nothing like the smile that came across his face when he talked about his family! Especially his children. Rest in Peace.
Debbie Williams
November 11, 2020
This picture is how I would like to remember him, smiling on the water. I knew Kevin as a co-worker, a mentor, a father, husband, a son, a fisherman, a boating enthusiast, a cook, an avid tinkerer, a diy'er, an antique picker, a collector, on this day (Nov. 11) - a veteran, but nothing compares more than...a friend. He was, and his memory is of, a true good soul, and never stopped giving to those around him. We are grateful for being in his life, and better for it. We are deeply saddened by his passing, and our lives will be just a bit more empty without him. His catch phrases of "that'll work..." or "sounds like a plan..." will forever live on. I wish I had time to say goodbye, but I know that he is watching us, and at peace. My love and condolences to the family.
November 10, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Madden family. Kevin wasn't only a great friend, but also a great team mate. To know Kevin was to love him, he will be deeply missed
Gary Livesey
November 10, 2020
Omg Kevin I can't believe I am reading this. We had so much fun as a kid. Your parents were friends with the O'Briens and I lived next door. Boy did we raise some h... . My you RIP and see our old friends again.
Deborah Foster
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