Maria Francesca Madden, nee DiNatale, age 37, of LaGrange, former lifelong resident of Riverside. Beloved wife of Wayne Madden; devoted daughter of Joseph and Adele DiNatale (nee Mastrantonio); loving sister of Joseph (Betty) DiNatale, Katherine (Edward) Campbell, Marc (Gwen), Cara and Michael (Jacqueline) DiNatale; favorite aunt of Lexi, Joey, Genna and Elle DiNatale and Eddie, Grace, Mary and Charlie Campbell; fond daughter-in-law of Kenneth and Connie Madden. Maria was a proud 1992 graduate of Nazareth Academy, Illinois State University and Roosevelt University. Maria is a respected Certified Meeting Planner and a member of the Professional Meetings and Convention Association. Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Road (2 blks. W. of Mannheim Rd.) ,Westchester on Friday, July 15, 2011 from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Rd, Riverside for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Maria and Wayne's special intention fund to provide support and assistance to another woman fighting the same battle today, Please omit flowers. Maria has touched the lives of so many people and will be deeply missed but her legacy will always be love. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Directors, Brian D. Kuratko-Director. Info at 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L

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Katherine & Ed Campbell (and Family),
Please accept our belated, and sincere, heartfelt sympathies. We know how much you loved Maria and that you will miss her dearly. You are in our prayers.
God Bless you all,
Laura (Warner) Armstrong & Family
October 4, 2011
Katherine & Ed Campbell (and Family)
October 4, 2011
Dear Wayne,
I was stunned to hear of Maria's passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and the entire DiNatale family.

Many years ago I was priveleged to work with Maria at COMMON and they were great years and she was an amazing person!

May she rest in peace.
Heather Nash
July 28, 2011
I am saddened to hear of Maria's death. What a loss for everyone, especially you and her family.

I always enjoyed seeing the twinkle in her eyes at COMMON and admired her practical but caring approach to any issue - personal or business related.

My prayers are for you and her family as you go thru this difficult and painful time.

Sincerely, and with condolences,
Mark Bauman
July 25, 2011
Wayne, I was sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies go to you and the DiNatale family. Maria's spirit was an inspiration to all that new her.
Steve Gapp
July 21, 2011
All the best for your family, rest in peace, Maria. Guillermo from Madrid, Spain.
Guillermo Andrades
July 20, 2011
To the DiNatale Family,
May you find the peace and serenity to grieve at this time. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May Maria rest in peace.
Dominica Mimi Cece
July 20, 2011
Wayne, I'm so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Jan Fonda
July 19, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to Wayne and Maria's family. You and your families are in my prayers - Michael Lindley, Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Michael Lindley
July 18, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear of Maria's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Megan Morahan (Pankros)
July 18, 2011
Wayne - Maria was just a little girl when you and I first met at Dave Duke's western barbecue in the Colorado Rockies. Who could have known then the many twists and turns that life would take up to this point. You've always grabbed the roughest horse in the stable to ride and done well. This is a very rough ride indeed. I know, however, that you'll get back up. In the meantime, your loss is deeply felt as our loss.
Chris Smith
July 18, 2011
Sincere condolences to Wayne and Maria's family.

Maria was a bright star that will be sorely missed. I honor her spirit, her courage, and her incessantly upbeat attitude. Let the world be filled with more people like Maria.
John Earl
July 18, 2011
Wayne, I was so sorry to hear about this. I know that you two were very happy together. My sincere condolences. - Hellena
July 18, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Kirchgesler
July 18, 2011
Wayne, I met you at the Common Conference In Minnesota. You pointed out Maria to me and spoke to lovingly about her. It touched my heart then but now my heart aches for you and your family. Please know your distant friend from Common holds you in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim Kuras
July 18, 2011
My family's prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Russell Brown
July 17, 2011
Even though we knew Maria for a short time, we knew she was the brightest star in your life. Her smile would just light up the room. We are truly saddened for you and her family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Allen & Laura Nichols
Allen Nichols
July 17, 2011
May the love, joy and blessings of Maria, her life, forever enrich yours and may she,now in her heavenly home,be ever united with the Blessed Trinity and with you.
Richard Caro
July 16, 2011
Wayne, thinking of you and the wonderful Maria, how happy you were to have each other! My sincere sadness for your loss and to the DiNatale Family. Her words to us all it will be my mission to share as otheres have posted already as a tribute to her life of love, family, and friends.
Monte Stephenson
July 15, 2011
To Maria's family & friends,

We're friends of Joe, Betty, & the kids. We didn't know Maria, but over the years, we've heard of her battle, her amazing strength, & her unwavering love of her family.

We are SO SORRY to hear of her passing.

After reading all the beautiful things people have written about her, we hope that you'll find peace, strength, & love in their words & in each other.

Our family's thoughts & prayers go out to you all, during your time of sorrow.
Tim, Jeanine, Casey, & Ryan Vileta
July 15, 2011
Maria was a fantastic friend and a light of hope. She will be missed by so many, but will be remembered by all that had the opportunity to know her. I am sad that she is gone, I will remember her heart always.
July 15, 2011
We are so very sorry to lose such a wonderful person. Please accept our deepest condolences. Maria's smile, great attitude and friendship will be greatly missed.
Wayne, our hearts break for you and Maria's family. You and Maria are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss you Maria.
Eric Figura
July 15, 2011
Wayne,and all the DiNatale family and friends The world is missing your lovely Maria, and the gift of love she so easily gave to everyone. Your pain is shared by so many. She is in our thoughts and prayers.
Rosanne McGovern
July 15, 2011
Passionate, entheusiastic, creative, funny, genuine, authentic, open minded, strong, optomistic, supportive, appreciative, professional, intelligent. To be respected, admired, supported, cheered, hugged and always remembered.
From one of your biggest fans!
Margaret Manchik
July 15, 2011
Wayne & the DiNatale Family,
We were blessed to know and love Maria for a short time, but what she brought to our lives will be with us forever. You are in our prayers.
Kate, Dan, Maeve & Liam
Kate Widmann
July 15, 2011
Wayne, you are in my thoughts and prayers, as is Maria, her family, and friends. I know that Maria was an amazing individual, and that she will truly be missed my many, many loved ones.
Leslie Chatwood
July 15, 2011
Though I have not attended COMMON for a number of years, I was deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Mrs. Madden. The world lost a special person way too early. I'm sure she was a valuable member not only of the midrange COMMON community but of her family, local community and many other groups and individuals of whom I have no knowledge. The Maddens will be in my prayers as you grieve the loss of your precious loved one.
Todd Danforth
July 15, 2011
Although I hadn't seen Maria in years, I can't remember one time in the three years we shared at Nazareth together that she didn't embody light and laughter.
Sean Hahn
July 15, 2011
What a sad and tremendous loss for your family as well as the many people who benefitted from Maria's positive energy and conscientious dedication to her work. Deepest sympathies to you all.
Bill Langston
July 15, 2011
I want to send my sympathy. I have worked with Maria for the past four years at COMMON. She was such a wonderful person, she gave off such positive energy, and her smile could light up a room. I will miss working with her. Wayne and the DiNatale family I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that you will find peace soon.
Linda Humbert
July 15, 2011
We love and will miss her. We will see her again. We love you Wayne.

Bruce,Lucy,Caitlin, Jon Collins and Anna Collins Calderon
Bruce Collins
July 15, 2011
To the DiNatale Family,Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Theresa, David & Jill Thomas
July 15, 2011
My memories of Maria date back to her days at St. Mary Grade School. Even then, her achievements and leadership were outstanding including President of the Student Council. She was loved and admired by her classmates and teachers and always had a smile for everyone. It was my pleasure to have been her second grade teacher, and my memories of Maria will never fade. I am so sorry for the loss of Maria to those she left behind. I picture God welcoming her with loving open arms and a hug!
Valerie Ann Kosin
July 15, 2011
Maria had a fire inside her that was impossible not to admire. I was honored to call her my friend.
Ian Cartwright
July 15, 2011
To the entire DiNatale Family,

My deepest sympathies to Joe D, his wife and family on the loss of your beloved daughter. My prayers are with you and Maria. May God bless her.

Jim Karahalios and family.
Jim Karahalios
July 14, 2011
Maria was a good person and will be missed. Thanks for the memories.
David Ellringer
July 14, 2011
We stand in awe of the strength and love shown by Maria and her family and friends. Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with her.
Dawn and David Jones
July 14, 2011
Dear sweet Maria - you were so loved and we'll be so missed. A friend a friend would like to have. Thanks for sharing your playdates with Lizzy. Thank you to the DiNatales and God for sharing her with all of us. No one like her in the world:)
Katie McGovern
July 14, 2011
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.
Lori Kellar
July 14, 2011
When I met Maria for the first time here in Minneapolis at the Spring COMMON conference, she gave me such a nice hug. I'd worked with her on COMMON matters over the phone and via email. I was so pleased to actually meet this legendary woman. I feel a deep loss, as does the COMMON community, I'm sure. All my sympathy and condolences to Wayne and the rest of her family.
Vernon Hamberg
July 14, 2011
My deepest Sympathies to all of the DiNatale family. My prayers are with you.
Theo Manikas
July 14, 2011
Maria was always the light in the room. I was honored to know her as a classmate, and always loved seeing her over the years. We share all our love and prayers with her husband, amazing parents and family - from the entire Murphy Family (Joan, Colleen and Vince)
Peggy Murphy Hasenauer
July 14, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Our special sympathy to the family of
Claude Cima and family
July 14, 2011
A guest book entry will not allow me enough space to express the loss I will feel for Maria "D". Her energy and love when she entered a room will be greatly missed.I will always remember the things Maria did for me and my family. She will live forever in my heart. Wayne and the whole Family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all, Sue and the kids
Susie Calkins
July 14, 2011
Dear Wayne and Maria's family and friends, She was a precious and incredible woman, full of wisdom, full of hilarious wit, full of love. I am honored to have been part of Maria's life. She taught everybody to LOVE, and I promise to carry out her lesson for the rest of my days.
Debbie Kamplain
July 14, 2011
My deepest sympathies to all of Maria's family and loved ones. May she now rest in peace.
Tracy Daly Beauregard
July 14, 2011
God Bless you Maria. You were an amazing woman. I am glad I had my time with you growing up. We will all miss you. My deepest sympathies to her family and those close to her.
Pilar LaFaye (Mueller)
Pilar LaFaye
July 14, 2011
To Wayne and all of Maria's family, please accept my deep sympathy for her loss. I did not know her well, but she always had a cheerful smile for her neighbors at Kensington Station. I will miss her.
Shelley Cameron
July 14, 2011
Maria was a phenomenal woman, a friend and a role model to others fighting the battle. She embodied the positive spirit of loving life and never complaining. Maria was key to the success of the COMMON IT Executive conferences over the past several years. We will miss her. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Wayne and Maria's family. - from Roxanne Reynolds-Lair, Suzanna Grueser, Carol Spann and others at FIDM
Roxanne Reynolds-Lair
July 14, 2011
Wishing Wayne and all of the DiNatale family peace and love and strength. I can picture Maria laughing and smiling and hope your memories of her will bring a smile to your face.
Carol Barlow
July 14, 2011
To Wayne and ALL of Maria's Family,

No words are sufficient to truly comfort any of us at this moment...we can only pray that with time, we will all find peace knowing that Maria lived a good life on her terms, and cherish the moments and memories of life with her. Maria loved and will be loved always.

Our deepest condolences.

Judy and Joe Orendorff
Judy & Joe Orendorff
July 14, 2011
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
From the Staff of Conboy's Westchester Funeral Home
July 14, 2011