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Madelyn DeDomenico

Obituary for Madelyn DeDomenico

July 21, 2016
Hamden, Connecticut

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and Sister


Madelyn Cioffi DeDomenico, 77 of Hamden passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Hope Hospice Care Facility in Ft. Meyers, FL after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick J. DeDomenico. Madelyn was born in New Haven on July 19, 1939, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Frances Pucillo Cioffi, and had resided in Hamden for most of her life. Predeceased by her brother Salvatore Cioffi, Madelyn often spoke of the fun she had tagging along with her brother as a child. She took over his paper route when he outgrew it, and loved to tell the story of how tough it was being a paper girl "way back then." This would be the beginning of a work ethic that she would carry with her for the rest of her life. She volunteered at St. Ann Church, all the school PTAs and fund raisers, and prepared thousands of meals for family, friends, neighbors, and all the sports teams that her husband coached each year. Sundays were always an open house filled with friends and family. Madelyn worked for Park Lane Optician for over twenty years while raising her family. She spent countless days and nights typing and editing the book "Management for Opticians" which was dedicated to her by the author and proprietor. Madelyn enjoyed vacations at the Cape with her husband and family. To her children, she was lovingly known as "Madge." To her grandchildren, she was "Big G." To everyone that knew her, she was the person you could count on for anything. After spending time with her, you always left feeling better. Madelyn is survived by two daughters, Nancy A. Quigley of Wallingford, and Frances M. (John) Rapuano of Ft. Meyers, two sons, Frederick S. (Kerry) DeDomenico of Orange and Michael A. (Debbie) DeDomenico of Cincinnati, OH, eight grandchildren, Rene (David) Totino, Tommy Quigley, James (Sarah) Cox, Eddie Cox, Dan and Drew DeDomenico, Madelyn and Michael DeDomenico, and her great granddaughter, Giuliana Totino.

Madelyn's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. Her funeral procession will leave from the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 930 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Memorial contributions in Madelyn's name may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or or to the American Leukemia Foundation, P.O. Box 2770, Roswell, GA 30077 or

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