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Shirley H. Madigan

August 9, 1934 - November 8, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

November 8, 2021



Birth Date:

August 9, 1934

Birth Place:

Brooklyn, New York

Service Information:

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Smithboro Cemetery, Barton, New York

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Shirley H. Madigan

Shirley H. Madigan, 87, of Waverly passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

She was predeceased by her parents, Orville and Dorothy Gorton Hodge; and her sister, Connie Hogan.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Paul Madigan of Waverly; son, David (Debbie) Madigan of Waverly; sister, Patty Ferguson of S. Waverly; grandchildren, Adam (Danielle) Madigan of Cortland, Alicia (Dutch) Blokzyl of Milan and Jamie-Lyn (Bryce) Christison of Forest City, PA; great grandchildren, Lily Madigan of Cortland and Bryan Christison of Forest City, PA; nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Shirley was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Waverly High School in the Class of 1952.  She worked briefly for Tioga Mills and then went on to work at Waverly Central Schools for 35 years, retiring in 1989.  She loved to travel, visiting all the National Parks.  She enjoyed taking car rides, go camping and taking trips to Myrtle Beach.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A funeral service to honor Shirley’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Pastor Bruce Vanderpool officiating and burial to follow in Smithboro Cemetery.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Shirley’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Stephanie
Shirley will forever be in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

From: Sue & Bob Walkley
Paul, Dave, Debbie and family,
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Horton family sure has had some wonderful memories over the years!  All the fun we had on Christmas Eve at the Madigan’s will always be remembered as Shirley never forgot anyone!

From: Roger Maher
So sorry to hear of your loss, I always liked Shirley from school. She would say now what did you do. I will always remember her smiles. Our thoughts and prayer to the entire family. Roger and Candy Maher

From: Becky Fyles Rudesill
Uncle Paul, I am so sorry. I have such fond memories of aunt Shirley. She was always so supportive and encouraging to me. My prayers for your family. Love you, Becky.

From: June Satterly
Paul, David and Debbie- I’m so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of fun times with Shirley. She was a great person and friend. My deepest condolences to the family.

From: Shirley Spears
So very sorry for your loss!Sending Prayers

From: Heather & Bill Sutter
Dave, Debbie and Family, 
Both Bill and I were saddened to hear about Shirley's death.  What a lovely lady she was! We wanted to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you.  Our thoughts will be with your family.  All your wonderful memories of her will always be with you.
With sincere sympathy,
Heather and Bill

From: John & Nancy Robbins
Paul, our hearts are broken for you. You and Shirley have had a true love. We will miss her very much.

From: Guy and Diana Auge
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Dave Pannone
Just like the bricks and mortar of the buildings, Shirley was an integral part of the schools and her support was just as strong. Her smile and work helped us all. God bless that fine woman.

From: Barbara Goodman
Our deepest sympathy is with all of you at this time.

From: Pat and Mike Watson
Dave and family
So sorry to read of your moms, grandmas passing. May she Rest In Peace. 
Pat and Mike Watson
Conway, SC

From: Ken Smith
Paul, Dave and Family, we're sorry to hear of Shirley's passing, but know she is at peace.  What a wonderful person, kind and uplifting always.  Many happy years as next-door neighbors to Shirley, Paul and Dave, especially when she'd toss a baseball with my brother and me: better be ready when she threw! The memory of her happy smile will always be there.

From: Steve Westbrook
Dave, Debbie, and family,
   So sorry for your loss. Shirley was quite a lady. And now she can Rest In Peace.  Remember all the good times.

From: Sue and Frank Bennett
We are so sorry to read of Shirley's passing. What a wonderful kind person she was. So many were touched by her fun personality and her genuine caring.  You all are lucky to be part of her. I hope all your fun memories will keep her close.

From: Deb Fuller
Dave, Deb and family, 
Very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing! I have many fond memories of her and time spent at sporting events with the kids!!
Sincere sympathy, 

From: Steve & Gina Wright
Mr Madigan ...You deserve a crown in heaven for your loving care of Mrs Madigan all thru her illness and failing health.  SHe certainly knew she was loved. Our sympathies to the entire family.

From: Sara Meisner
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.  My thoughts & prayers are with all of the family.

From: Bonnie Bailey Every
Prayers for family and friends at this difficult time what a wonderful lady always so nice made coming to school worth it.

From: Ron and Jeanne Dixon
Dear Dave, Debbie, and Family
I just wanted to say how sorry we are to hear of Shirley's passing. She was one of the sweetest and  kindest persons, I had the privilege of knowing during my tenure at Waverly.  Our deepest condolences to everyone.

From: Dick & Pat Cox
Dear Paul,Dave &Deb
So sorry for your loss. Shirley was a good friend, we have many good memories over the years.  Paul she was blessed to  have you as her caretaker, there will be a special place for you up there next to her. Prayers to all your family at this difficult time.  Our thoughts and Love. Pat&Dick

From: Denise Chambers
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Shirley was a wonderful coworker and a good friend for years. Sorry for your loss.

From: Barbara ( Mrs. Robert Hite)
To Paul and all your family, My sincerest sympathies
on the passing of Shirley.  We used to have good times when Bob and Paul used to work at the I-R in Athens,PA and the parties were lots of fun too.

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