Obituary: Joseph J. Madison, 86

Joseph J. Madison, 86, of Clinton and formerly a long time Southborough resident, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Bette Lou (Grimes) Madison.

Born to Hungarian immigrants, Joseph and Mary (Fyre) Matyasovsky and was raised in a Euro-Centric environment. Joe could speak Hungarian fluently and was conversational in German and French. He earned his BS in Business Administration from University of Bridgeport, and worked as an accountant during his career.

Bette Lou and Joe meet in 1952 at Uncas on the Thames Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Norwich CT, where both were patients and later married in 1955.

Joe was a fan of Beethoven, Mozart, Classical Ballet and Viennese Operetta. He was also a die-hard N.E. Patriot’s fan. 

He is survived by his children, Craig Madison, Susanne Madison, Meredith Madison; his grandchildren, Christopher Jeffries, Benjamin and Zachary Sousa; a brother, Lorant Matyasovsky.

In addition to his wife he is predeceased by his daughter Kimberly Madison Jeffries.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, December 19, from 5 to 7pm at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

A Mass of resurrection will be held on Friday, December 20, at 10:30, at St Anne, Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow ing the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Joe’s memory to Southborough Food Pantry, Box 281, Southborough, MA 01772 .

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(Obituary and photo via Morris Funeral Home)

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