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“My condolences to the family of Madeline G. Callahan. I'm very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time,...Read More »
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“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
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“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one Madeline Callahan. May it bring you comfort in knowing that God knows your pain, and that he cares for...Read More »
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“May the God of hope fill you with peace and comfort you at this difficult time, my sincere condolences. Romans Chapter 15 verses 13,33 ”
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Waltham - Ms. Madeline G. Callahan, of Waltham, died Friday, April 6, 2018 in Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was 90.

Madeline was born September 6,1927 in Waltham the last child of Irish immigrants Thomas J. and Mary (Brannelly) Callahan. A proud and lifelong Waltham resident she was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School. Madeline loved her work as a cook at the Fernald School in Waltham where she worked over 27 years before retiring. In earlier years she worked part-time at Grover Cronin's Department Store.

Madeline was very close to her sister, Rita Callahan and they would often travel together. She had an affinity for costume jewelry and a love for dogs. While not blessed with children of her own she was often the much loved baby-sitter for her nieces and nephews and their families.

She is predeceased by her siblings, Thomas J. Callahan, Margaret Anderson, Ruth Shaw, Mildred Mannix, Rita V. Callahan and Marie A. Rooney;

She leaves many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Madeline's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, April 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorials in her name may be made to American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 or Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

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