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Madlyn George
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Surrounded by the love of her family, Madlyn George, our adored mother and the matriarch of our family, entered into eternal peace on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Mom was born in Corning, NY, on March 12, 1933, one of six children of Richard and Mabel (Francis) Jacob. She was raised in Utica, attended local schools, and graduated from TR Proctor High School.

On February 16, 1952, Madlyn was joined in marriage to Joseph A. George and from that day began a legacy of love and commitment to family that has spanned over sixty-five years. Their home was the center of it all and she was always the “Master of Ceremonies”, Sunnyside Drive is where it all happened and it was always the go to place for her extended family and of course her seven children and all their friends. She loved nothing more than making everyone feel welcome and well fed (a trait she passed onto her children and grandchildren). Joe was always the busy farmer and during the season,

Madlyn, an outstanding cook was able to make a feast out of marouk bread and green beans, made a hundred different ways, as well as, many other culinary treats and it was always delicious. She was always happiest when the house was full of people, especially her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, who will never forget their beloved “Sitta”. A person with wisdom, she was always there for advice and counsel on any subject.

Mom worked many years as a teacher’s aide at Hughes Elementary School and always enjoyed running into her former students as they progressed in life. She also loved time spent with her friends, playing Hawaiian rummy, marbles, as well as, golfing and bowling. Madlyn leaves her beloved husband, Joe; her seven children, Joseph George Jr., of Utica, Barbara and Thomas Bittner, of Camden, Deborah and Frank Curriere, of Utica, Jim and Barbara George, of Whitesboro, Madlyn and Gerard O’Sullivan, of Norwich, Richard George and Martha Brennan, of Edmeston and Lisa George, of Utica; also seventeen beloved grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; her siblings, Joseph and Joan Jacobs, Sheila and Richard Ames, George and Catherine Jacob, and Vicki Jacob; her in-laws, Anthony and Charlene George,

Bernadette and Arthur Steneri, Mary Ann Brigantino, Sadie and Joe Acqualino; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Jacob; sister and brother-in-law, Viola and Bill Talley; brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, James George, Ann and Ben Koury, Shemoney and George Koury; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Assad and Barbara George. Relatives and friends are invited to The Divine Liturgy of the Faithful Departed which will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Gonzaga Church, celebrated by Chor-Bishop John Faris. There are no calling hours, but the family will greet visitors following mass. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude to the staff of both St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital for all their efforts during this difficult time.
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I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.

Written by Thomas Saladino
2018-01-24 12:46:35 AM

The staff of Brook Apartments sends our prayers and condolences at this time.

Written by Jody Guarnieri
2018-01-24 1:09:59 PM

To Joe and Family, Madeline was a wonderful women,she will be sadly missed. The Staff of Steinhorst Square

Written by Lynn Graniti
2018-01-24 2:17:27 PM

My heart is broken. You are my Godmother& when I was 5 you bought me a China tea set, when I was 15 you bought me Mary & Jesus statues, I still have them. You and Uncle Joe raised a wonderful family and we had great times when we were kids growing up. I will love you forever and never forget you. Judy

Written by judy hinman
2018-01-24 4:52:18 PM

I can't even describe how absolutely taken I was with Marilyn. I loved playing aggravation with her at the Masonic Home when I became acquainted with her and your family. I have never felt more closeness and love to a person I just had met at the time. I am extremely sorry for your loss and all her friends whom she enjoyed so much. I will forever keep close to my heart and in my memories of Joe at supper time and going down to visit her after I was sent home. Also meeting some of her kids and friends. Again my sincere condolances to you all.

Written by Cynthia(Cindy) Turner
2018-01-24 8:26:06 PM

Our deepest sympathies for your loss to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Wayne and cathy Springer

Written by Wayne and cathy Springer
2018-01-25 3:42:19 PM

To the George Family: I was so sad to hear about Madlyn. She was a wonderful woman. I admired her very much. She will be truly missed.

Written by Elissa Santalucia
2018-01-25 9:41:59 PM

The George Family: I was shocked to hear about Madlyn. My prayers are with you all. She played cards in a group with my Mom at one time. She always made Mom feel better and had words of encouragement for her. When Mom could not get out any longer, she made cakes and cookies and delivered them to her. I will never forget these gestures of kindness. She was special.

Written by elizabeth eaton
2018-01-25 9:56:52 PM

To The George Family, We were so sorry for your loss. Mrs George was a kind and giving women. We have wonderful memories. Your family is in our thoughts.

Written by Frank and Camille Loreti
2018-01-27 2:01:14 AM