03/01/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Nancy Ellen Madagan Van Orden
Newport News High School Class of 1961
Friends and Schoolmates,
I am greatly distressed to relate somewhat belatedly more sad news today. Nancy Madagan Van Orden, Class of 1961, sister of Mary Ann Madagan Franzyshen ('56) of VA, Joe Madagan ('57) of FL, and Sally Madagan Sullivan ('63) of Northern VA, passed away at home in Rochester, New York on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the age of 73.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/25/16, 8:22 AM and 02/29/16:
Learned last evening of the passing of my sister, Nancy Ellen Madagan,
NNHS Class of 1961 passed away yesterday, 24 Feb 2016 in Rochester, New
York. Born 25 Dec 1942.
She had recently suffered a stroke. We will miss Nancy.
Thank you so much, Joe.
I don't understand why I was
unable to locate this previously despite my repeated attempts. You and
your family certainly have my deepest deepest sympathies.
Thank you so much, Joe. I don't understand why I was unable to locate this previously despite my repeated attempts. You and your family certainly have my deepest deepest sympathies.
From Miller Funeral and Cremation Services - 02/2_/16:
Nancy Madagan Van Orden
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - Nancy Madagan Van Orden passed away
peacefully in her apartment in Rochester, NY on Wednesday, February
24, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly, her brother
Joe, sister Mary Ann, and sister Sally.
Nancy was an avid lifelong learner with a passion for reading nonfiction to expand her world, and fiction to entertain her mind. She enjoyed photography, especially capturing photos of beautiful places, her daughter Kimberly’s face, and her “grandkitten” Mitsy’s snuggles. She loved music and singing along to her albums.
|Nancy Ellen; Joe (known as "Bucky" then); baby sister, Sally Patricia; and Mary Ann||Nancy Madagan||Nancy and Kimberly|
Nancy had an adventurous side: she was known to careen down hills on roller skates with her nieces and nephews, served in Vietnam (as a civilian), and would bodysurf in ocean waves that would make many folks run to shore. She loved to “water walk” in the Gulf of Mexico despite warnings of sharks and icky jellyfish.
She had a green thumb, growing flowers to make her gardens a sanctuary for
her spirit, as her heart was broken by her husband’s death in 1987. Nancy
loved her husband, Van, and was delighted to welcome their “baby girl”
Kimberly into the world in 1979. Although illness sometimes made it hard for
others to connect with her and her loving heart, Nancy loved her daughter
with all her heart, mind, and soul. She taught Kimberly how to love the
ocean and find it to be a place of play and peace; she taught her to love
writing as an expression of her passions and worldview; and she taught her
the joy of music.
“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind
and to melt into the sun?
Consider planting flowers or a tree in honor of Nancy, or donating to The Sierra Club, as Nancy loved nature and beautiful places:
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Nancy's family and friends at this difficult time.
This information is also recorded here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Words by Henry van Dyke (10 Nov 1852 - 10 Apr 1933), 1907
Music: Ode to Joy, from the Symphony No. 9 of Ludwig van Beethoven (17 Dec 1720 - 26 Mar1897)
Adapted by Edward Hodges (20 July 1796 - 01 Sept 1867), 1824
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!
All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.
"Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/o/joyful.htm - 09/21/12 (sic)
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/divide2.html - 04/28/03
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