Obituary of Harry Madge
Harry Allen Madge, 94, of Freehold Township passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018 at home. He was a lifelong resident of Freehold Township. A true farmer at heart, Allen worked side by side with his grandfather and father on their dairy farm and continued to farm with his son and grandsons until his retirement. He also retired as the grounds maintenance manager for Freehold Township Board of Education and was a member of the Board of Education for the township for many years. Allen was a member of the Olive Branch Masonic Lodge No. 16, the Scottish Rite, and the Shriners International. He also was a lifelong member and trustee at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Adelphia.
Allen was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Madge and sister, Elizabeth Debreceni. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margaret Madge of Freehold Township; children, Nancy Madge-Harrington and her husband, Michael of Millington, MD, Darlene Rizzo and her husband, Anthony of Freehold Township, and Kenneth Madge and his wife, Debbie of Freehold Township; six grandchildren, Melissa Loller and her husband, Brad of Worton, MD, Christopher Rizzo of Freehold Township, Ashley Rizzo of Freehold Township, John Madge of Freehold Township, Kenneth Madge, Jr. of Howell, and Elizabeth Madge of Freehold Township; three great grandchildren, Brayden, Nathan, and Adam; sister, Arlene Buscaglia and her husband, Charles of Freehold Township; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 11:00 AM funeral service on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township. For those who desire, donations may be made in Allen’s name to Bethesda United Methodist Church, PO Box 245, Adelphia, NJ 07710 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.