FLORIDA — Madeleine (Pyne) Slarskey, 83, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Fitchburg, MA and Ayer, MA passed away September 2, 2009.
She was born July 11, 1926 in Fitchburg, MA, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kane) Pyne. She was preceded in death by a daughter, JoAnne Mary Slarskey; three sisters, Katherine E. Pyne, Mary Frances Pyne, and Margaret Pyne, all of Fitchburg.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years and best friend, Leon; a son and daughter-in-law, David J. and Jane A Slarskey of Leominster, MA, a daughter and son-in-law, Jean F. and Stephen Angelini of Westborough, MA, and a daughter, Janet K. Slarskey of Cambridge, MA; a sister and brother-in-law, Anne T. and David B. Leavitt of West Chester, PA; four grandchildren, Jacob and Julie Slarskey of Leominster and Gabriel and Isabella Angelini of Westborough; two nieces and two nephews, Kathleen Leavitt Suyderhoud of Arlington, VA, and Maureen Leavitt Mullins of Andover, MA, and Paul and Michael Leavitt of Reston, VA; her dearest friend, Lou Deary of Tampa; a “special daughter”, Judy Bridson of England; cousins George and Barbara Fiske of Athol, MA, Sheila Slarskey of Ayer, Barbara Bottino of Shirley, MA; classmates Sr. Eileen Shea, P.B.V.M, and Margaret Pancare of Leominster; friends Janet Hastings of Fitchburg, Charles and Barbara McGuane of Worcester, MA, Neville and Pat Markham of Ayer, Joe and Helen Rotondo of Freeport, MA and many dear friends in Tampa.
Maddy was a graduate of St. Bernard Central Catholic High School in Fitchburg, class of 1943. She retired in 1990 from the former Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard, MA as a financial analyst. She had also worked for the former Barney Rosen Co. in Fitchburg, and as bookkeeper for the Town of Ayer School Department.
Maddy was proud of her Irish heritage, her Catholic faith and of being an outspoken Democrat from Massachusetts. She was happy to be called a “Kennedy liberal,” especially when she lived in the “deep” South.
Her greatest love was for her children and grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, as well as best friend and soul mate of the “finest type.”
Maddy had a heart of gold and a most forgiving love. She will be sadly missed but forever loved by all she touched.
A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday September 19, at 10:30 at St. Bernard Church, Fitchburg, MA, to be followed by interment at St. Bernard Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Life Path Hospice Melech House of Tampa, FL, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or a charity of one’s choice.