Margaret Madey, Longtime Phoenix resident

Margaret (Mullen) Madey, 100, a longtime resident of Phoenix, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Van Duyn Home and Hospital following a long illness.

She was born April 24, 1912 in Phoenix. She was the daughter of Mary “Mollie” Bresnahan Mullen and John Mullen.  She spent her childhood in Phoenix, graduating from Phoenix

High School. She studied music at Syracuse University, concentrating in piano. Later, she graduated from Oswego Normal School with a degree in mathematics. She often taught in Mexico schools as a substitute teacher.

She then married Mitchell “Mickey” Madey at the St. Stephen’s Church in Phoenix.  They ran a meat and grocery store for 12 years, called Madey Grocery, in Oswego. Eventually, she moved back to Phoenix into the family home.

Together, she and her husband spent a few years remodeling the home themselves. They traveled often, driving to various parts of the country including the Southwest and New England states.

For several years, they enjoyed square dancing with the local club. They were active members of St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix, and she attended Sunday mass every week until her health prevented her participation at church.

She was an avid gardener. She was a long-time member of Century Club of Phoenix. She enjoyed playing bridge and she belonged to many bowling leagues. She delivered Meals on Wheels to people up to three times weekly. In later years, she substitute taught at Phoenix Central School as well.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Mitchel J. Mickey Madey, who died April 23, 1989, and her sister, Julia Boulett.

Surviving are her sister, Marion “Beth” Labourr of Hudson Falls, N.Y.; her nieces and nephews and their spouses, Molly and Charles Carroll of Buffalo, Katherine and Dennis Moran of Scituate, Mass., Judy and Robert Judge and John and Anne Labour, all of Queensbury, and Don and Lillian Labourr of Seattle, Wash.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.  A prayer service offering with Deacon Frank Forish will be at 9:15 a.m. at the  Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, followed by a 10 a.m. church mass in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix.

The Rev. Philip Brockmyre will officiate the mass. A spring burial will take place in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

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