Michael C. Madore

Died: 2012-07-08
Resided in: S. Berwick, Maine
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2012-07-12 9am - 11:30am
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2012-07-12 12 Noon
Service location: St. Mary's Church, Danvers MA
Burial type: To be held at a later date
Burial date:
Contributions: To the Charity of your choice.

Michael "Clarence" Madore of S. Berwick Maine died unexpectedly on Sunday July 8, 2012. He was 91 years of age.He was the husband of the late Gertrude (Semple) Madore.

Born in Salem, MA in 1920 to Maxim and Clara (Belanger) Madore, Michael was educated in Salem and graduated in 1938 from Salem High School.He was employed with Mass Electric for many years.

He resided in Danvers for 30 years until his retirement when he moved to Florida with his beloved wife Gertrude. Most recently he resided with his daughter Missie and family in South Berwick, Maine.

He embraced life. Most of all he loved his family. He was faithful and faith filled. He was a steadfast friend, a good neighbor and fierce cribbage partner. He never shied away from hard work, the dance floor or a party.

Michael loved sports, especially baseball and softball. He played ball for many years during his retirement. Including playing on the winning team of the over 80 softball competition World Series and retired from the game with reluctance after receiving his championship team ring.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and VFW.

Mr. Madore served in the Marine Corps with pride from May 1944 thru December 1945. He was a machine gunner with the 6th Marine Division and was wounded in action during the fierce battle of Southern Okinawa in June 1945. The 6th Division was decorated with the Presidential Unit Citation for its heroism on the Island of Okinawa. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, USN WWII Occupation Medal, USN/USMC Combat Action Ribbon, and WWII Asiatic Pacific Medal.

He leaves his loving children; Michael and his wife Diane, James and his wife Pamela, Cynthia Dolbenand and her husband Arthur, Stephen and his wife Sharon, Christine "Missie" Cavanaugh and her husband Paul and David and his wife Amie. Also leaving a sister; Anne Marie (Dyer) Stanley of Beverly,13 grandchildren,6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly welcome to visitation on Thursday morning from 9am -11:30am in the Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant St., Danvers. A Funeral Mass will follow at 12noon in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to a charity of your choice. For online expressions of sympathy see

Online expressions of sympathy below:

Dear Madore Family I am saddened to hear of your loss . I will always remember Mike Gert and all of you children. I was able to see your dad at my dad's wake and gave him a hug. Lots of history between our families . Unfortunately I am at my home in Florida on Thursday and cannot share in the services Please know I'm with you in thought With great remembrance of Mike and your family I'm sorry for your anguish and hurt at this time To mike and the Chief "each earned praise and love That will never die Love and sympathies Paul Kapnis
To the Madore family, On behalf of my Mom & Dad, deepest sympathies on your loss. Your Dad was a good friend to my Dad. I know my Dad was planning another trip to South Berwick, telling me just last week. He always said Mike was a good man, well respected and will be remembered for a long time. May he rest in peace. for Bob & Rita Jean
I affectionately referred to this kind sweet man as ''Mikey'. I feel blessed to have known him and have the opportunity to spend time with him at Sheepscot Lake with Cindy and Art. My condolences to all of his family.... He will be missed ... Cindy Flye
Dear Steve and Family: I was so sorry to read about your dad's passing in today's Salem News -- he sounds like he was quite a remarkable man -- and he must have been very proud of all you too -- Please know that I grieve with you and pray for you --Your friend and neighbor, Cynthia Garber
Missy and Cav: Mike always brought smiles to all around him. I am glad that my family was able to spend time with him and experience the love of life he shared with us. My love to all of you and your family, Kathy Zirpola
Dear Madore Family, We are very sorry to learn of the sudden loss of your Father. Our Dad was your parents’ neighbor in Lehigh Acres - that’s how we met your wonderful Mom and Dad. Our Dad use to play softball with your Dad – what funny stories they would share with us. They were great friends for many many years. They even continued to stay in touch when he moved to Maine. He had such an enormous heart and gigantic sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dear Dad. Frank Cormack and Family
Missy,Cav, Shane, Nicki, Meaghan and Keri, We are so deeply saddened by the loss of your father and "Grampy". Tony and I were so happy to spend time with him just a few weeks ago. I remember on that day thinking what a blessed, rich life he had and how he never missed a moment to enjoy life. I was also impressed by the love you all had for him. Everyone chipped in to put him in the pool float and it was hilarious and heart warming. The love he instilled in all of you is so extraordinarly evident. I'll treasure the memories that day. Tony really enjoyed talking with him and I loved how tightly he hugged me goodbye. Please know that our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all at this difficult time. All our love to your family, Jenni Davidson and Tony Colognesi
Dear Madore Family, Gerry and I are sorry to hear of Grampy Mike's passing. I have fond memories of Grampy Mike, Michael and Peter working on all the outside projects we could think of for them to do. Some of them were building walls, painting and siding the house. Of course the men had to stop for that occasional beer or two. Had to keep hydrated! I remember Sean and Grampy Mike sitting and talking while Grampy took a break from his task. Grampy sure picked the right one to chat with. I wish we could be with you and support your family. Please know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate Grampy Mike's life! Love to all, Gerry and Judy
A life well lived! Fondly; "Matty" & Deanna
Dear Missy, Cav and the entire Madore Family, My family and I are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. What a great man. I loved being at your house after school and talking with him, when he came home from work. He always had a kind word and a clever comment. Wow! And what a great cook. I think I became a pest at your house when I knew he was going to make his famous beef stew. After reading his obituary in the Salem Evening News I was touched by his humility about his service in WWII. I remember he would tell us about some of the encounters with the enemy. He never mentioned the Purple Heart and the other amazing awards he received for his heroism. I hope you will find comfort in that he had a full and happy life. He certainly made my life better by being in his company. I won't see you today because I started a new job this week, but I will be thinking of you. All my love, Patti Driscoll

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