Elizabeth (Beth) Madden
April 26, 1960 - July 28, 2020
The light of our lives went out Tuesday at 8:14pm at Boston Medical Center following a valiant fight to come home to us after suffering a major brain hemorrhage on Saturday morning. Beth leaves behind her loving family - Mom & Dad (Cynthia & Joe) with whom she lived with all her life, her loving brother (Chris) her favorite dancing partner, his wife (Serena) who she always called proudly her ‘sister-in-law’, and her two nieces Nichole and Tasha. Beth was predeceased by her little sister Amy in 1966.
Beth was born in Heidelberg Germany during her father’s tour of duty with the US Army. She spent her early schooling in Texas, Maryland, New York City, Virginia, and graduated from the Lawrence Vocational Technical School when her father’s military career ended in 1975 and the family moved to Andover. Beth spent 38 years with American Training, a wonderful sheltered workshop here in Andover, enjoying all they had to offer including: offsite jobs, in-house cooking classes, Zumba dancing, bowling league, exercise classes, and art and crafts. Beth grew up with a core group of friends that met monthly at the Creative Living House in Andover for dinner and dancing - her favorite times! Beth also participated with this group in Special Olympics for many years as well as the Special Field Games of the Merrimack Valley. A special needs Mass for this group and their family members was held once a month with Father Jim Wenzel (Ret.) and more recently with Father Ray Dlugus at Merrimack College Austin Hall always followed by a much beloved coffee hour and social time. Beth loved going to her beach house on the Cape every summer with her family. She especially enjoyed going out to eat to sample the local seafood, as well as watching the Freedom boat coming in from Nantucket at 5pm sharp on most evenings. Beth also loved her Boston sports teams and watched faithfully with her best friend in the world, her Dad. We will keep our princess close in our hearts always as a family and we trust that the good Lord has received his sweet little angel back into his flock.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Beth’s services will be private at the funeral home at the request of the family.
Family & friends are invited to attend Beth’s graveside service at 11:30 am on Monday August 3, 2020 at Spring Grove Road Cemetery in Andover . Arrangements for Beth are under the direction of Burke – Magliozzi Funeral Home 390 N. Main St. Andover. Online condolences may be shared at www.burkemagliozzi.com