Madden, Lucy Ann (Newell); of Mason, MI, formerly of Rochester, MI; passed away on November 11, 2014; after a long struggle with dementia. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Paul R. Madden; daughter, Carol Lynn (Madden) and husband Marty Clark; her son, Mark B. Madden and his wife Debi; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. An unpretentious, down-to-earth person throughout her life, Lucy believed that family mattered above most of the other concerns of this world and she acted accordingly. Relatives and friends alike were treated in a kind, gentle manner…. tempered with a touch of good humor and a dash of mischief. Though Lucy was born in Detroit, she always considered herself a native of Rochester, MI, where she and her brother, Fred lived with her parents, Ken and Mabel Newell. Her schooling K through 12 was all done in Rochester. With friends aplenty, Lucy loved to take part in many of the activities offered during her school years. She was an active Girl Scout, a proficient tennis player, and an energetic cheerleader. Upon her graduation from high school, she took a job in a local manufacturing business, which she held until shortly after her marriage to Paul Madden in 1954. Their children, Carol and Mark, were born at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac and raised in Rochester, Oxford, Dearborn Heights, Westland, and Plymouth, all in Michigan. When their children were grown and on their own, The Maddens moved to Naples, Florida where they stayed for a few years before settling in Mason, MI. Lucy loved music and dancing and traveling and wove those into the fabric of her eighty-one-year life. She will be sorely missed by her loving family and by the myriad of friends she made during her lifetime. In lieu of flowers, the Madden Family suggests a donation be made to: Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, St. Lawrence Campus, P.O. Box 30480, Lansing, Michigan 48909. Online condolences may be made at www.grbdmason.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Nov. 23, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 12 "Dear D2, I have been searching for words of comfort for you..." "So sorry to hear about Lucy's passing. I remember her as a..." "I am so sad to learn of Lucy's death. She was my very best..." "Dear Paul and children, I've kept up with any notices of Lucy..."- Gail Bothwell"They don't come any better than Aunt Lucy. They just don't. ..."- Judy and Jon Martin Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Lucy Madden Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Lucy Madden Add a photo +