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Wednesday July 28th, 2010

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Interment at: Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery
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Madeline Ann Magrew

Berne - Madeline A. Magrew, 70, died on Friday, July 23, 2010. She was born in Albany on November 24, 1939 to the late John and Helen Crosier. She was raised in Berne and lived in both Berne and Pilot Knob, NY. She was a graduate of the Berne Knox Central Schools. She was a waitress at the Rest Seekers Inn in East Berne for over 20 years. She drove school bus for Berne Knox Schools and she especially loved working with the special needs children. She is most remembered for making you feel welcome in her home; sharing childhood stories of pulling pranks; her direct candor; for making many pies and cooking for her family whom she loved so much. She enjoyed flowers, solitaire, and crossword puzzles for quiet time; and going to "the lake" in Pilot Knob. She loved her peaceful life on "the hill" in Berne, and had a smile and laugh that would light up the room. Madeline is survived by her husband John "Jack" Magrew; five children Thomas J. (Katherine) Komjathy, Valerie L. (John) Komjathy, Anita J.(Roger) Dowse; John R. (Julie) Magrew and Shannon (Brian) Anderson; a brother John (Vickie) Crosier Jr.; 17 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her son David S. Komjathy Jr. and her brother George Crosier. A funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the St Paul's Lutheran Church, Berne, followed by an interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Helderberg Ambulance PO Box 54 East Berne, NY 12059


Jack, Anita, Tom, Valarie, Liz, John & Shannon & families Your Mother was the best friend anyone could have - She was the top of my list - we had gret times together - taking off in the car anytime just riding for hours - picking up Ann Hoffman & stopping for lunch somewhere - fanatistic cook, good listener - would give you the coat off her back - you name it she would do if she could - Your Mom will be missed greatly - Thanks for sharing her with me and accepting me as part of the family - RIP Madeline

Marilyn Miller Nardolillo Aug 3 2010 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear you lost Madeline. She was an amazing lady. When I think of a tough gal, she comes to mind. I was as afraid of her as I was of my mom when I totaled the toyota in her side yard. Madeline totally took me by surprise when she helped 'Ni and I get ourselves sorted out after the wreck. She calmed me down and stayed with me while I called my mom. I remember her checking on me as I watched for my mom out the back door. Madeline did not say anything when mom became visible walking down the road. She just put her hand on my shoulder and patted it. She knew I was in for it but that I would survive whatever mom was about to dish out. I appreciated her reassurance. My best to your family at this sorrowful time, Nickie

Nickie Gladieux Jul 27 2010 12:00 AM

We will always fondly remember Madeline from Rest Seekers Inn and aa a long-time family friend. We are so sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her and loved her. Her smile and friendly laugh will be missed, but can be recalled by those who were fortunate enough to have experienced it! Please accept our sympathy. Bill and Joan

Bill & Joan Bentley Jul 25 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Jack,We are so sorry about Madeline's death. She was such a wonderful person. She always went out of her way at Hayden family gatherings to make my mom and me feel special. She was so friendly. We enjoyed our lunch in Utica last September and now we are especially glad that we met. We love you, Jack, and our thoughts and prayers are with you over the next few days. Love, Jane and Meg

Meg Schneider Jul 25 2010 12:00 AM