MADELYN I. (FLOWERS) EDWARDS of Winchester, Friday, April 17th. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Edwards. Devoted mother of Thomas Edwards and his wife Donna of Newton, Catherine Edwards of Malden, Richard Edwards and his wife Christine of Revere, Marie Sawyer and her husband Paul of Winchester, and the late Lawrence and Alan Edwards. Mother-in-law of Beverly Edwards of Maine. Dear sister of the late Charlotte, Frank, Jerry, Lawrence, and Roslyn Flowers, Mary Johnson, Josephine Doherty, Teresa Powers, and Catherine Wedick. Cherished grandmother of fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Services and Interment are private. Remembrances may be made in Madelyns memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.
Madelyn I. (Flowers) Edwards of Winchester passed away Friday, April 17th at her daughters home in Winchester. The beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Edwards, she was eighty-seven years of age.
Born and raised in Winchester, Madelyn was one of ten children of the late Dominic and Catherine (Smytherman) Flowers. She attended Winchester Schools, graduating from Winchester High School with the Class of 1944. After graduation, Madelyn began working as a clerk in the accounting department at the State Street Bank in Boston.
One day while in Brighton, Madelyn met the love of her life, Larry, through a friend. The two met in 1952 and married in 1953. They made their home in Brighton and brought six children into the world. Larry owned a convenience store in Brighton and Madelyn helped out there while raising her family. Throughout the years, the family enjoyed many trips all over to Canada, New York, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and of course, Disney World. Another favorite of everyone’s was going out for an ice cream together during the warm weather. In 1980, after her husband of twenty-seven years passed away, Madelyn moved back to her family homestead in Winchester to be with her sisters. Always fun and outgoing, you could often find her about town. A devout Catholic, Madelyn watched Catholic Television every day.
In later years, Madelyn decided to make her home with her daughter, Marie, and her husband, Paul in Winchester. Now she was so ever attentive to doting on her grandsons, Paul and Robert! She loved being Nana and remained very active in their academic and athletic adventures. Ever present in their lives, Nana provided much encouragement, support, and love throughout her life. Madelyn remained very close with her nieces and their families over the years. A very kind, generous and loving woman, certainly touched the hearts of those whom she held dear.
Madelyns family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers, Darlene Powers and Mary Murray, who were always there and gave Madelyn the attention and tender loving care she so deserved.
In addition to her parents, Madelyn was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Edwards; her sons, Lawrence and Alan Edwards; and her nine siblings, Charlotte, Frank, Jerry, Lawrence, and Roslyn Flowers, Mary Johnson, Josephine Doherty, Teresa Powers, and Catherine Wedick.
She is lovingly survived by her children, Thomas Edwards and his wife Donna of Newton, Catherine Edwards of Malden, Richard Edwards and his wife Christine of Revere, and Marie Sawyer and her husband Paul of Winchester; her daughter-in-law, Beverly Edwards of Maine; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Services and Interment are private. Remembrances may be made in Madelyns memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. Professional services are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.