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Madeleine Macy Osborn

Madeleine Macy Osborn
  • November 18, 1922 - December 24, 2014
  • Newton Centre, Massachusetts

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“TO ALL OF MADELEINE'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS, I AM SO SAD TO LEARN THAT MADELEINE HAS PASSED AWAY. SHE AND HER SISTER MARIE ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: ROBERT A. BOSSELMAN JR. - MA

“Mrs. O, as we called her, was my landlady for 23 years. I lived in her house longer than the house I grew up in. We both loved to garden and had...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Anne Aisenberg - Natick, MA

“So very sorry that Madeline is gone. I will miss her forever. A great lady and friend. My love to all her family whom I am also very fond of....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Nutting - Waltham, MA

“Joan to you to you and your whole family we wish to offer our deepest sympathy. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Steve & Sharon Shea - Townsend, MA

“My deepest heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. So many years have passed since the many evenings spent on the second floor in Southie. You...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia Ritz - South Boston, MA

“Those we love left us gifts in the form of precious memories and wisdom that we can still recall. These are the fond things that shall live on...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Mines family

“We shall fondly remember all those lovely social gatherings at Madeleine's.....many of them with members of The Silver NewTones singers. She was...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Holly - Waban, MA - friend


Madeleine Macy Osborn of Newton Centre, age 92, passed away December 24, 2014 at her home after a long illness. Born November 18, 1922 to Emily Lieber and Francis Macy in Cohasset, MA where her father was a keeper of the Minot Ledge Lighthouse. She was descended from Thomas Macy, one of the first settlers on Nantucket. Madeleine was one of 5 siblings, all born in different lighthouses – Marie, Aletha, Charles and Alfred. Her father, Francis Macy, joined the Lighthouse Service after serving in the US Navy during WWI and began his service as a keeper at Sankaty Light (Nantucket). Most of Madeleine's years growing up were in Gloucester at the Eastern Point Lighthouse. She was married to the late John Tamlyn (South Boston) and Donald Osborn. She leaves 3 daughters, Joan, married to Ron Walunas in Raleigh, NC, Anne Marie, married to Tom Warren in Dublin, NH and Dorothy Murphy in Jaffrey, NH; 4 grandchildren Jared & Lauren Walunas, Greg Craine and Sarah married to Daniel Sweet and her great grandson, Logan Sweet. She was an extremely caring and loving mother and deeply loved by her family. Her special interests were watercolor painting, sewing, gardening, writing poetry and singing. She was a member of the senior group the Silver Newtones for many years. She had a marvelous community of friends and charmed everyone with her wit and wisdom up to her final hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.