Madeline Louise Amendola

Madeline Louise Amendola, of  Ridgefield, died at Danbury Hospital, on Sunday morning, November 7, 2010. Born the oldest of six children, in New York on April 26, 1926, to Charles and Madeline Gordon, Madeline was 84 years old. Her husband of 60 years, Frank D. Amendola, was by her side. 

During World War II, Madeline attended two years of college, and was employed by The Ford Instrument Company, where she worked developing classified photographs. She was married to Frank, the love of her life, on May 28, 1950.

A resident of Scarsdale, New York for many years, “Maddy”, as known by her friends, enjoyed singing and acting in the local women’s clubs and dinner theatres. A member of the Actors Equity, some of her roles included, Annie Sullivan in the Miracle Worker, Mama Rose in Gypsy, and Parthy Anne Hawks from Show Boat.

After moving to Ridgefield, in 1986, Madeline became very active with Community Bible Study, a non-denominational Bible Study. She served for many years in a leadership position, mentoring and caring for women in the community. A strong woman of Christian faith, and a former member of Hope Church in Wilton, she exhibited a steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ. Through many years of physical suffering, she will be remembered most by her joyful spirit amidst challenging circumstances. 

Besides her husband Frank, and two siblings, Madeline is survived by her two sons and a daughter.  Frank Amendola and wife Karen of Ridgefield, Connecticut, Steven Amendola and wife Meredith of Easton, Pennsylvania, and Elena Gregory and husband Michael of Somers, New York. Madeline is also survived by seven granddaughters, two grandsons, and one great granddaughter who where all so very precious to her.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday at 10AM in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Ridgefield.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4PM to 8PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in her honor, be made to Campus Crusade for Christ or Community Bible Study.

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Jowdy Kane and Kane Funeral Homes