Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. Essex, Ontario “The only locally owned funeral home in Essex Centre” 519-776-7378

Passed away peacefully into God’s loving arms on May 12, 2012 at 73 years of age. Beloved wife of William with whom she celebrated 48 years of marriage. Daughter of the late Cecelia and Eugene Deveau. Cherished mother of Brien and wife Sandra Alexander, Nadine and husband Frank Hamelin. Treasured grandma of Valerie and Adam Alexander, Jason, Samantha and Ashley Hamelin. Dearest sister of Bernadette Desjardins and Rita Stephens and the late Marie Evoy, Veronica Doan, Catherine (Ray) Bastien, Beatrice Allison, Robert Deveau, Theresa Moore, and George Trombley. Sister-in-law of the late Carolyn Kroft and Tom Alexander. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Madonna was a former member of Holy Name of Jesus Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who always put family first. Madonna is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Monday at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, friends are invited to meet the family after 9:30  a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. S, Essex) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Country Meadows Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. You may send your condolences or view Madonna’s Life Tribute Video online at

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