Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

April 17, 2014

Eolanda Madensky, 94

Andover — Eolanda (Reppucci) Madensky, of Andover, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2014, at age 94, surrounded by her loved ones.

Eolanda was born at home in Everett, Mass., the daughter of Italian immigrants, Giuseppe and Letizia. She was the widow of Joseph Madensky, whom she married in Chelsea in 1942, before he went off to WWII. She worked several years at DuPont, before she left to have her first-born child and then became a homemaker.

Her family members include her children, Leticia and Dr. Patrick Griffin of Arizona, Michael and Denise Madensky of Pelham, N.H., and Ann and Joe Pozerycki of Andover; eight grandchildren, Dana, Laurie, Sabrina, Julie, Nicholas, Michael, Keri, and Daniel; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predecreased by her oldest son, Joseph.

Eolanda lived many years in Everett, Revere, Beverly, and finally, Andover, where she lived over 40 years.

In her later years, she was a volunteer for many years at the Andover Senior Center sewing to make rag dolls for babies in need. She enjoyed traveling anywhere, but especially back to Italy to visit with family.

She will be missed by her loved ones.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were on Wednesday, April 16, from 4 to 7 p.m., at The Charles Dewhirst Andover Funeral Home, 33 Pearson Street, Andover. Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m., in St. Augustine Church, Andover.

Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Mass.

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