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MADOW, Madelyn L. (Smith), of Norwell, formerly of Hanover and Holbrook, passed away on May 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 75. Born in Brockton, Madelyn grew up in Holbrook and graduated from Holbrook High School. While raising her family, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from UMass, Boston. Madelyn worked for many years as a marketing executive in both advertising and retail. Madelyn had a passion for antiquing and decorating and she had a great eye for re-arranging furniture for relatives and friends whether they asked for it, or not. Madelyn was co-owner of North Conway Antiques in NH which she operated for over 10 years. She had a great work ethic and was a gifted sales woman. She more recently worked at Elite Repeat consignment shop in Hanover, where she was able to sell just about anything. However, above all, she had an immense love of her family and would always put family first. A devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Madelyn will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Madelyn was the wife of the late Sheldon J. Madow. Loving mother of Elizabeth Maiellano and her husband Mark of Norwell and Jennifer Donovan and her husband Will of Walpole. Daughter of the late Francis and Jennie (Stanley) Smith. Devoted sister of Maureen Rupprecht of Jackson, NH, Rita Smith of Boston, Cecelia Vaida of Eastford, CT, Claire O’Brien of Springfield, Francis Smith of Boston and the late Patricia Smith. Dear “Grammy” to Grace, Sam, Mac, and Rocco. Also survived by 6 nieces, 5 nephews and many grand nieces and nephews. A private Memorial Service will be held for family on May 19, 2018.

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