Thoughts By Colleen:
Our grandma Madelyn was one of the classiest women you could have met. She taught us what it meant to live life. After knowing our grandfather John for only two weeks, she married him and that's when it all began. Being that he was a higher ranking career marine, they traveled the world living in both Japan and Taiwan. Our parents, Patricia, John, and Neal always talked so fondly of their time in Taiwan with gramp and gram. They dined with Chang Kai Shek and many other notable figures while overseas. They retired to Montgomery, New York so gram could be close to her family at "the farm." Eventually us grandkids, Patrick, Brian, Colleen, Jason, Kari Jenny and Kasey as well as great grandkids, Jonathan, Becca, Mikey and Sara arrived to hear all the wonderful stories of a life well lived. We will never tire of hearing them and we will always hold you in our hearts grandma.
We can only assume that grandpa needed your help with keeping Uncle John and Uncle Neal in line.
Madelyn Malley Richards of Montgomery, NY, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2012 at home. Born in Montgomery, NY on the Malley Farm to Cornelius and Margaret Malley on February 22, 1914. Madelyn had a very full life. She was a school nurse in Virginia and a public health nurse for Orange County. Madelyn loved her family. She enjoyed her flowers and watching the backyard birds. She was an avid Yankee fan. Madelyn traveled the world with her husband and three children. She lived in Japan and Taiwan. She always looked forward to coming home to the farm for vacations. Madelyn is survived by her daughter Patricia A. Conroy and husband Peter daughter-in-law Anne Richards
grandchildren Patrick Kiernan, Brian Kiernan and Colleen Kiernan, Jason Richards and his wife Mami, Kari Conklin and husband Barry, Jennifer Richards and Kasey Richards
great grandchildren Jonathan Kiernan, Rebecca, Mikey and Sara Richards
several loving nieces and nephews also former son-in-law Robert Kiernan and former daughter-in-law Sherri Davenport and special neighbors and friends Pat Geraghty and Ann Zeider. She was predeceased by her husband Major John J Richards (USMC Ret.)
sons John J. Richards and Neal E. Richards, brothers William, Raymond, Harold, Art Malley and sister Marion Droney
Charitable donations may be made in Madelyn's memory to the following organizations:
Walden Humane Society
PO Box 135 Walden, NY 12586