SAUGERTIES- Jeffrey D. Madelone, 46, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, in his home surrounded by family, after a long battle with ALS. Jeff was born in Schenectady, the son of David and Sally Madelone, before relocating to Saugerties when he was 3 years old. A 1993 graduate of Saugerties High School, Jeff loved his school and community. He played baseball and basketball proudly for SHS. Jeff went on to continue his education, work locally and play recreational sports until ALS forced him to stop in 2001. Along with his parents, he will be desperately missed by his wife, Megan Ackerley, daughter Grace Madelone, sister, Kristina Wood, niece Darian Wood, nephews, Dawson Wood, Dylan and Riley McGlynn, Connor and Avery Ackerley. Everyone who knew Jeff loved him and Jeff’s love in return was endless and went far beyond blood. He will be missed by more family and friends than possible to mention. If you knew Jeff, you knew he was a huge sports fan and his dedication to his NY teams was unparalleled. His love for the Yankees was undeniable, but there was so much more that Jeff found joy in over the years. From movie scores to hard rock and everything in between Jeff’s love of music was another passion that brought him comfort and connection throughout his life. Jeff fought a courageous battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 20 years with humor, hope and his “never give up” attitude. We take comfort in knowing that Jeff is shining down upon us all from his special place in heaven and is reunited with his beloved bulldog, Ralphy. A service of remembrance will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the main diamond at Cantine Memorial Field, Washington Ave. in Saugerties. Attire is casual. Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Corner of John and Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. Memorial donations/in lieu of flowers, may be made to Hope Loves Company, supporting children and young adults affected by ALS. https://www.hopelovescompany.org/donate
Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Jeff’s Tribute Wall at www.SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com
Published by the Daily Freeman from Jun. 23 to Jun. 24, 2021.