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Laura J. Madden

July 6, 1955 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 67)


Laura J. Madden, age 67, of Pittsfield died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Berkshire Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Laura was born in Pittsfield on July 6,1955 a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Nichols) Plankey. She was educated in the local schools and was a 1973 graduate of Pittsfield High School. She spent over 35 years working for Laurin Publishing on West St. in Pittsfield.

Laura was an outstanding gardener and spent much time tending to her plants. She enjoyed baking, cooking and loved to host gatherings at her home on Crane Ave.

She could often be found at home reading and listening to the solid golden oldies.

She was a great listener and an even better hugger. She would share her hugs freely and made everyone in her life feel loved and welcomed.

She married Michael Madden on February 25, 1995. They were together 21 years before his passing on July 8, 2016.

Laura is survived by her children, Rebecca (Jim) Horn, Theresa Horn and Daniel (Nikki) Horn, her grandchildren, Erica (Shaun) Newbery, Devin Newbery, Anissa (Jordan) Lovallo and Kieran Lovallo. She also leaves her siblings, Karen (Steve) Nadolski, Robert (Peggy) Plankey, David Plankey and Diane Plankey, her sister-in-law Cathy Plankey, many dear friends and cherished family pets to include her cat Sasha.

SERVICES: Friends are invited to gather on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 4-6PM at the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday morning at the funeral home beginning at 7:30AM followed by a funeral home prayer service at 8 led by Msgr. Michael Shershanovich of St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.


August 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Devanny-Condron Funeral Home
40 Maplewood Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Funeral Service
August 5, 2022

8:00 AM
Devanny-Condron Funeral Home
40 Maplewood Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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