Janet Marie Madigan
Hammondsport - Janet Marie Madigan (nee English), age 89, of Taylor Nursing Home and East Lake Road, Hammondsport, died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Fred and Harriet Taylor Nursing Home, Bath, NY. She long suffered from Alzheimer's Disease, and her death was accelerated by the COVID-19 virus.
Survivors include her loving children: Michael (Patricia) Madigan of Brewerton, NY; Patricia Madigan of Corning; Rosemary (Clifford) Madigan-Strong of Corning; and Ann Campbell of Corning; as well as her treasured grandchildren: Ryan and Cameron Letson; Emily Cripps; Kindra Gresham; Ian and Claire Madigan; and Connor, Grayson, and Quinn Campbell. Janet was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas, son John, and daughter, Katherine.
Janet was born May 16, 1931 to Richard W. and Doris Jones English in South Buffalo, NY. She met Tom, the love of her life, at a parish dance, and they married on Thanksgiving day, 1951. A great romance until the end, they always danced beautifully together through their 55 years of marriage.
An incredibly accomplished woman, Janet proved early in life that she could do anything she set her mind to. She had many passions and proficiencies, and was known as a masterful gardener, a creative seamstress, a gourmet cook, and a master of the household trades—from plumbing and electric to upholstery and antique restoration. Almost single-handedly, she renovated the family's six-story house in the Corning southside neighborhood. The Madigan home was always full of love and laughter, and Janet loved to entertain, and to share her gifts and talents with others.
Janet and Tom were dedicated parishioners of St. Mary's Church, Bath, and for many years served as Eucharistic Ministers to the residents of Taylor Nursing Home, where Janet spent her last days. Each Sunday, Janet would make a batch of muffins as a sweet complement to their ministry.
Janet's family looks forward to a memorial Mass of Christian burial and celebration of her life on Saturday September 4, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church in Bath, NY. Donations can be made in Janet's memory to: St. Mary's Church, the Fred and Harriet Taylor Health Center, the Alzheimer's Association, or a nonprofit of your choice.
Posted online on August 19, 2021