Born February 12, 1919 in Watertown, MA, Madeline rose to God‚Äôs side one week before her 89th birthday.
Madeline had resided in Newington, Glastonbury and Vernon, CT, and for the last years with her twin sister Marge Smith in Lecanto, FL. Mostly she cherished her home in Roxbury, NY.
In 1968 she purchased, maintained and transformed the Sears & Roebuck Boys Club, in the Historic District of Spruce Street, Roxbury, into a cozy ‚ÄúEnchanted Cottage.‚Äù
For many years Madeline worked as a director for the Newington Children‚Äôs home. She also worked for New England Calendar Company.
Madeline was a true nature lover. She was known for her high spirit and energy, such as when she was first runner-up in the Ms. Senior CT Pageant at age 79. She loved playing her piano, which she leaves to her many friends and caretakers at Diamond Ridge, Lecanto, FL.
She was predeceased by her brother, Willard E. Wallace, and a sister, Eleanor Connable, and nephew, David Smith.
Madeline leaves her beloved twin sister, Marjorie. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, Barbara and Robert Kauset of Florida, Deborah and Brian Wall of E. Hartford, Scott and Linda Wallace and Bill and Elaine Vendetta of Roxbury and Portland, CT.
Madeline will be laid to rest in Roxbury. Burial and memorial services will be in private for the family.
Donations may be made in Madeline‚Äôs memory to Kirkside Park Restoration, P.O. Box 291, Roxbury, NY 12474.