Madeleine Mae Ambruso
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Madeleine Mae Ambruso, born June 29, 1997, passed suddenly and unexpectedly on April 18, 2017.

Maddie was the beloved daughter of Victor and Roseann; loving sister of Andrew, Emily and Alexander. She is survived by her maternal grandmother, Rose Buczynski; and paternal grandfather, Dr. Victor Ambruso, and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Maddie was a student at Penn State Lehman Campus with hopes to pursue a career in engineering, among many other aspirations. She loved to be a part of many clubs and activities there.

Maddie has had many jobs over her short life, but currently was working at the Tipsy Turtle Airport Pub, and probably more famously was your favorite barista at Donut Connection in Exeter. She struck up friendships with many coworkers and customers.

Maddie was a 2015 Wyoming Area graduate and as she would love to be remembered, the senior prom queen. She had too many clubs to name but loved tennis and yearbook the longest.

She was a member of Holy Mother of Sorrows Church in Dupont.

Maddie was probably the best read person we know. She loved reading and went through books faster than most of us.

Maddie loved music. It was important to her. She had upcoming concerts already in her calendar for this summer. She loved going to concerts with her siblings and friends. She even planned to take her Mom to see Brian Wilson in May, after seeing the movie.

Madeleine had unusual taste in shows to binge watch, and if you stood next to her for more than 45 seconds you probably already heard about at least one of them. From "Doctor Who," to old episodes of "Friends" and "Bones," she was always willing to share her newest find.

And now it comes to this, meme-lord Maddie. Madds just saw the world from a different angle and wanted to share with the world her unique sense of humor. She posted and reposted thousands of dank memes for your entertainment. She was pretty salty at times, but could also make you giggle out loud.

On her serious side, Maddie struggled for years with anxiety and depression. She fought bravely, but ultimately lost her struggle.

If you or anyone you know is struggling, please seek help. Encourage those in need to find help or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

A funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Church, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont, with the Very Rev. Zbigniew Dawid celebrant. Friends and relatives are asked to go directly to the church the morning of Mass. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.



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Published in Times Leader from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2017.
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May 4, 2017
Smith
May 2, 2017
Thinking of you.
Nancy Worden
April 25, 2017
Dear Parents, Siblings, Family and Friends of Madeleine....I am so very sorry for you to read about this beautiful young woman's passing. I would like to express thanks to the Parents regarding your honesty to Madeleine's passing and bringing awareness to depression and anxiety disorders. I'm sure it was a difficult decision and I praise you for this. I am sincerely praying for the promises of Our Heavenly Father to continuously sustain you through this most unimaginable difficult time and comfort you until you are reunited with your beloved Madeleine again....my heartfelt condolences to all who knew this beautiful young woman. May you take Solace in knowing she is Safe in the Arms of Our Loving Savior....Psalm 147:3
A Stranger who cares
April 24, 2017
Thoughts and prays the family and friends . May God bless and help all of you with this difficult loss
April 24, 2017
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
Andre
April 24, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
J
April 24, 2017
God bless her soul, and family, and all. I didn't even know you Maddie, but reading this made me cry, for you, and yours. I am sure you are very missed.
Ruth Martz
April 23, 2017
I'm very sorry for your loss.I knew Maddie through school. She was always such a wonderful friend to have and always made me feel better when I was having a rough time myself. May she forever be in our hearts. Rest In Peace Maddie.
Andy Franklin
April 23, 2017
May Madeleine rest in peace!!God Bless!!
carl mazaleski
April 23, 2017
Victor, Roseann and Family, I am so very sorry at the loss of your beautiful daughter Maddie. I remember her when she was a little girl always so sweet and from what I have read she grew into an amazing young woman. God Bless you both and her Sister and Brothers. Maddie flies with the Angels ❤
Christine Cain
April 23, 2017
What a beautiful girl...I am still crying days after reading this..It is a tough world to grow up in now and my heart is filled with sadness for Madeleine and her family
cathy morgan
April 23, 2017
Dear Ambruso Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. I was Maddie's 5th grade CCD teacher. I remember her as an intelligent, sweet girl. A little angel-always smiling. I cannot comprehend the depth of your loss. I am so, so sorry. You are in my prayers. Rest in peace Madeleine.
Sincerely, Dolores Calabrese
Dolores Calabrese
April 22, 2017
My heart aches for your family and friends of this young beautiful lady, we never know what one is going through inside. As a mother with a child who struggles I worry everyday, God Bless You All
April 22, 2017
I am truly sorry for your loss. Although, I did not know your daughter, I know she is at peace. May God give you the strength and courage to get through this unimaginable difficult time. I am the daughter of Joan and Jim Mazaika.
Jennifer Guchanyk
April 22, 2017
Dear Ambruso Family,
Maddie was such a sweet person and I will miss talking and laughing with her. My sincere condolences to your family.

Diane
Penn State Bookstore
April 22, 2017
Dear Ambruso Family:
Its with a heavy heart that we send our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Maddie was like a ray of sunshine when she came into the PSU cafeteria. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
PSU Food Service Staff
grace stuppino
April 22, 2017
Rest in Peace dear Maddie. Condolences to the Ambruso Family at this sorrowful time in the loss of your beautiful loved one. May God grant you peace and comfort in knowing that Maddie is at peace in His Heavenly Kingdom.
George and Ann Morgan
April 22, 2017
Victor and Roseanne,Aunt Betty and I are very sorry for your loss.
Thomas and betty Griffis
April 21, 2017
God bless!
April 21, 2017
Roseann, Victor -

I can't express to you how heartbroken I feel for what you must be going through. Madeleine was beautiful.

Thank you for using your tumultuous time as a way to call awareness to the reality of depression and anxiety. It's the scars you can't see that are the hardest to heal...

May God provide you comfort and peace during your darkness...
You know I'm always here for you. Call any time, any hour! xoxox

My deepest love & sympathy,
Shar
Sharon McDonnell
Friend
April 21, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Maddie, but feel as if I did after reading this write-up. Whoever wrote it did an absolutely beautiful job!!
Wendy
April 21, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family.
April 21, 2017
Roseann, I am so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful young lady. Nothing I can say will even begin to scratch what you are feeling. Just know I do know what you are going through. From one mother to another the loss of a child is the most unbearable and unimaginable thing to go through.
Lynn Marko
April 21, 2017
Our condolences to the Ambruso family. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Jennifer, Charlie, Morgan Bishop
April 21, 2017
Roseann, Victor and Ambruso children, So very sorry to hear that Madeleine passed. Her smile lights up the pictures she is in. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult of times.
Joan Buchinski
Joan Buchinski
April 21, 2017
I'm very sorry for your loss.
D E
April 21, 2017
I am so sorry Roseann. My heart breaks for you & your family. Your daughter sounded like a wonderful person. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Serrie LaTorre
April 21, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. She was beautiful and always kind to me when she came to visit. I will keep you all in my prayers! May she Rest In Peace.
Morgan Bishop
April 21, 2017
My heart is so heavy to hear this news. I am so sorry for such a devastating loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and with Maddie at this time.
Cora Zambito
April 21, 2017
Victor, Rose and Ambruso children So sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister
April 21, 2017
Heartfelt condolences.. may our Lord and Savior carry you
Through this difficult time.. God bless
Lorraine Mori
April 21, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Maddie will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. God Bless.
G S
April 21, 2017
We will miss you Maddie. May God bless you and your family.

Linda, Diane and Alyssa,
PSU Bookstore Staff
April 21, 2017
I didn't know her personally or even her name, but she always greeted me with a smile and a hello every time I ordered a coffee. RIP. My condolences to the family.
April 21, 2017
Praying for God to wrap his loving arms around all of you and comfort you at this very sad time. I lost my brother to depression 40 years ago so, I truly feel your pain. He too was loving, witty and made everyone he encountered so happy. I pray you will find peace after your tremendous loss and will find some solace in knowing your Maddie has found her peace. May your memories sustain you until you meet your sweet Maddie again.
Karen
April 21, 2017
To the entire Ambruso family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Maddie's humor and smile. She would brighten my day with a hug and a story. I will miss her so much. All my prayers are with her family and friends during this very hard time.
Michelle Yaple
April 21, 2017
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May she Rest In Peace for all eternity.
A mom
April 21, 2017
Roseann and Victor, we are so deeply sorry for the loss of your Maddie. May God help you through this difficult time.
Karen and George Buckley
April 21, 2017
God Bless !
April 20, 2017
God bless you, Maddie...please watch over your family. The world will be a little less brighter without you. ♡♡♡ Roseann and Victor, I'm praying for you and yours. ♡♡♡♡
Betsy Murphy
April 20, 2017
Victor & Roseanne, my heart goes out to you for unspeakable loss of a beautiful soul. I am sorry dear Maddie suffered. She is now at Peace, Peace the world cannot offer. Your family will be in my prayers. Rest in Peace beautiful one. Our Lord welcomed you Home.
Nancy Worden
April 20, 2017
Holding you up in prayer. I am so sorry for your loss
April 20, 2017
So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl.
Romanowski's
April 20, 2017
Roseann and Victor, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Maddie. My prayers go out to your family. God bless your family .
Stephanie Stanczyk
April 20, 2017
My deepest sympathies for the loss of such a beautiful young lady. I did not know Maddie personally, however my daughter went to school with Emily and Maddie.
Words can not express the sense of sadness I feel when the world loses such a bright light. Thank you for the beautiful obituary, it painted such a lovely picture of who Maddie was. Thank for bringing awareness to depression and anxiety as well. I don't think anyone will ever comprehend fully what she was going through. My prayers will remain with the WHOLE family and friends left behind.
God Bless.
Jessica Santos
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