Madeline's Story

HODGDON - Madeline M. Irish, 89, died January 7, 2015 in Hodgdon. She was born March 22, 1925 in Linneus, the daughter of John and Blanche (Tarr) McGary.

Madeline loved her family, the more that were gathered around the happier she was. She loved playing cards, crocheting and cooking.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Mackie) Brewer of Linneus, Mary Irish, Sharon MacDonald and John Wade all of Hodgdon, Debora Burtt (Steve) of Linneus, Cindy Crandall (Kermit) of Hodgdon, Pam Hannigan (Wayne) of Houlton, Peggy Cleary of Cary, Wanda Landry of Amity, Kelly Irish of Hodgdon; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; siblings Fern Bubar of Houlton, Margaret Siltz of Linneus, Carl McGary (Cheryl) of Houlton; special sister-in-law, Norma McGary of Houlton. She was predecessors by her husband, Milo; sisters, Naxine Cummings and Yvonne Scott; brothers, Kelsey McGary, Lloyd McGary, Horace McGary and John McGary; son-in-laws, Reggie Langen, Ambrose MacDougall, John Landry, John Cleary.

A special thanks to Hospice of Aroostook for their excellent care.

Friends may call 6-8 pm on Thursday, January 8th at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton where funeral services will be held 11 am Friday with the Rev. Wayne Robertson officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Hospice of Aroostook, 14 Access Highway, Caribou ME 04736 For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit
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