Michael R. Madden, of Sandwich, passed away, at home, suddenly on Sunday, December 4th. He was 63. Michael was born in Long Beach, CA, and is the son of Roy S. and the late Margaret “Joanne” (Crow) Madden.
Mike received his Bachelor's Degree at National University in San Diego, CA. As a young adult, he completed his flight training at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, CA, and began what would be a long, exciting, and happy career in aviation. Flying both domestic and international, Mike’s training throughout his years allowed him to fly various classifications of aircraft, which he flew to cities and countries all over the world. With over 35 years experience, Mike retired in 2020 as a Captain for USAir/American Airlines.
In his personal life, Mike enjoyed spending time with the people he loved. He adored his wife Patty “Pattycakes”, loved spending time with his family, and truly valued and loved his many friends. He was an avid and accomplished golfer. Whether it was a local game with friends at his home course in Cape Cod where he was a member of the Ridge Club, or an international high level golf tournament, Mike was happiest on the golf course, and was a huge sports fan of all kinds, especially football. He also enjoyed fishing, trying new restaurants, an occasional nice cigar with his buddies, and exploring New England. Mike was well rounded, well traveled personally and professionally, and truly loved living life.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Patrizia “Patty” DiRamio. He is the dear brother of Patrick Madden and his wife Rhona, Brian Madden and his partner Andrea, and Daniel Madden and his wife Jennifer. Son-in-law of Gilda (Crognale) DiRamio and her late husband Dino. Brother-in-law of Rina Zappala and her husband Alfio, Diana Mancini and her husband Frank, and Liliana Silva and her husband Philip. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family at the DelloRusso Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Friday, December 9th, from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.