Madeline V. (Murphy) Bartlett

Madeline V. Bartlett, age 74, of Hingham and Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 23, 2012 at South Shore Hospital, Weymouth after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Madeline was born May 10, 1938 in Boston and grew up in Dorchester. She received her BS in Education from Boston State College; Masters of Education and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Education from Bridgewater State College. She had a forty-five year career as a teacher and administrator in education. After raising her children, she taught mathematics at Notre Dame Academy, Hingham and then became vice principal. Her other educational experiences, following Notre Dame Academy, included principal at Our Lady of Nazareth Academy, Wakefield; mathematics teacher at Don Bosco High School, Boston; mathematics teacher at Brockton High School; and fifteen years as an adjunct faculty memberat Massasoit Community College, Brockton, where she continued teaching until recently. Her Chatham beach house was known as “Nana’s Beach House” where she welcomed all with love and generosity, as well as providing fun adventures for the kids. Madeline was a beacon for her family and friends, always shining with warmth, love and hope. Her faith, spirituality and positive outlook guided her during these last years of her illness. Besides her loving husband of fifty years, Robert J. (BoBar) Bartlett, Madeline is also survived by her four children and her treasured nine grandchildren: Keith R. Bartlett (Stephani Roberts), Katherine, Sienna and Mia Bartlett; Suzanne E. Bartlett (Daniel Fields), Devin and Tegan Bartlett; Roberta Bartlett Rusch (Mark Rusch), Matthew and Caroline Rusch; Jonathan R. Bartlett (Julie Cotter Bartlett), Bridget and Brexton Bartlett. In addition, Madeline is survived by her three devoted sisters, Brenda Madden, Jeanne Bowes, and Judy Weston. She is predeceased by her grandson, Brody V. Bartlett, her two sisters Ann Maloney and Mary Girton, as well as her parents Albert and Alice (Ward) Murphy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, on Tuesday, November 27 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance –