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Obituary for Madelyne Maureen Wight

Madelyne “Sissy” Maureen Wight

Middlebury, VT, Addison, VT, Vergennes, VT, Burlington VT, Whitefield, NH, Cambridge, MA, Philadelphia, PA

Madelyne Maureen Wight, age 79, peacefully passed away April 17th, 2019 at Helen Porter Memory Care Center, Middlebury, Vermont, holding her daughter’s hand. Madelyne was born April 23rd 1939 in Philadelphia to Lola Maureen (Walker) Wight and Oscar Joseph Wight.

The definition of a free spirit that would never be bound by convention, she strove to live her life in her own way and on her own terms. She was intelligent and creative with strong writing skills gained from her undergraduate degree from Lesley University and her Masters Degree from Vermont College. She loved to explore photography and her gift for utterly unique pen and ink drawings. She valued being well-read and has an extensive library on a diverse range of subjects in her Victorian farmhouse. It was her favorite room in the house. An evening spent in heated debate of art, politics, or history was an evening well spent. She missed her calling as a book and movie reviewer - so deep was her love and critical eye of both.

In 2004, she purchased her dream farmhouse in Addison, Vermont. As Dementia took her further and further away from her family, a two-year battle ensued with the mortgage company that has foreclosed on her home. The battle continues.

She leaves her devoted daughter Cynthea Lyman (Wight) Hausman, brothers Steven Wight and Joseph Wight, sisters Joanne Wight and Peggy Wight, sister in law Carol Wight, grandson Evan Walker Hausman, nieces Kimberly (Wight) Jansen, Chelsea Jane Wight, Mallory Wight, nephews Steven Wight jr, Michael Wight, Anthony Carnuccio, Frankie Carnuccio. Cousins Barbara (Moore) Capone, Granville Moore Jr., Bernice Madeyne (Moore) Williams, Ken McGreevy, Karen McGreevy. Former Husband and dear friend Martin Van Denburgh and his wife Medora.

She is predeceased by her Mother Lola Maureen (Walker) Wight and Father Oscar Joseph Wight, Brother Arthur “Sonny” Oscar Wight, Cousin Madeline McGreevy and Step-Mother Eleanor.

Our family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Helen Porter Rehab, Addison Home Health and Hospice and the Hospice volunteers. Your authentic loving care of Madelyne went above and beyond just “doing your job.” It is clear to see that you loved her and held her in your hearts as you supported her from the first moment she arrived to your facility to the very last. We bless you and want you to know how much your care means to all of us.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday May 4th at her daughter’s home from 2pm - 5pm. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Madeyne’s memory may be made to the legal fund to save her farm to Attorney Elijah Bergman at Lynch and Foley Middlebury, Vermont

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