William Ernest Madden, Sr.

June 6, 1932 - February 3, 2018
William Ernest Madden, Sr.

William “Bill” Madden, Sr. passed away peacefully at The Brian Center in Wallace, NC after fighting a long  illness.

Mr. Madden was born on June 6, 1932 in Boston, MA to his parents John and Madelyn Madden.

He grew up with six siblings (deceased siblings: Jackie, Paul, Larry, Jimmy) Bobby and Maggie.

Mr. Madden honorably served 38 years in the United States military where he was an aircraft mechanic.

Mr. Madden is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jennie Madden and his five children: Billy (Pam), Gary (Betty), Ronald, Laura (Jason) and Eddie. Also survived by five grandchildren: Billy, Jennie, Rebecca, Hope, and  James.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11 AM in the Woodcock Cemetery, Atkinson, NC.

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  • February 06, 2018
    Theresa Vaughan says:
    Laura, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always smiling. May God wrap his arms around your family during this time . Praying for you all!

  • February 06, 2018
    Betty Madden lit a candle:
    Lit since February 6, 2018 at 2:37:36 AM

  • February 06, 2018
    John and Janice Sellers says:
    John and I are so sorry for your loss. We love you all so very much. Will be keeping all of you in our prayers.

  • February 06, 2018
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  • February 06, 2018
    Irene Casto says:
    To Inez and family sorry to hear of Bills passing will be praying that God will comfort you in the days to come