Karen Lynn Madden (née Fahey) of Irvington passed away on Wednesday, March 17, at age 56.
Born to Thomas and Elizabeth Fahey of Tarrytown, Karen was a force to be reckoned with from the get go. She graduated from Irvington High School in 1982 and then joined the family business, T.F. Andrew Carpet One, where she brightened the lives of everyone she encountered.
Karen was a fiercely dedicated mother, raising four equally strong children. From her success as a mother, Karen was promoted to Grandma, which was a role she was made to fill. Karen was adored by her two grandchildren.
For those who knew Karen, she was a passionate animal lover and gardener. When she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found working in her yard planting sunflowers or walking in the woods with a herd of pets in all shapes and sizes.
Karen was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth. She is survived by her husband, Mark Madden; her children and their spouses, Erin and Rich Gordineer, Sean and Bianca Madden, Haley Madden, and Molly Madden; her grandchildren Elizabeth and Richard Gordineer; her father, Thomas; her sister Amy and her husband Nick and their children, Nicky, Bridget, and Megan; her brother Brian and his wife Joanne and their children, Chris and Tommy; and her brother John and his wife Kate and their children Emily, Andrew, Jack, Connor, and Emmitt.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Karen’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, or planting a sunflower in her memory. No public services will take place at this time.