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“I'm so sorry to hear that mom Owen passed away god bless you and family lots of love ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Owen - Ayer, MA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: mark parlon - littleton, MA

“So sorry for your loss! My mom, Joyce Murray McAdams, sends her love and prayers. Try to keep the happy memories in your heart! ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Murray-Pace - Fort Worth, TX

“Dear Joe & family.. Wishing you all moments of grace at this sad time. Perhaps there are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Sweatt - Littleton, MA

“I was sorry to hear of your loss. Madelyn (Mrs. Owen) was a wonderful woman. She always brought a smile to my face! A very loving person with a...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Brian Wheeler - Dover, NH

“God bless you, Joe, & your family. My deepest sympathy for you all. I am so happy I was able to visit with her a couple weeks ago. She was always a...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sheri Cannistraro - Buzzards Bay, MA

“May God Bless you and the family in this time of sorrow. Madelyn will be remembered fondly by our family and the togetherness of the holidays. She...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Terri Fournet - Cornelius, NC

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Eric Woodward - shirley, MA

“Dear Joe and family,I was so sorry to hear that Madelyn passed away. Let all the good memories you have get you through the difficult times. Lots of...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Owen Lambert - Tewksbury, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Uncle Joe. I have so many good memories of Aunt Madelyn from my childhood. I am so sorry I...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Victoria Avery - Nashua, NH

“My sincere sympthay goes out to Joe and Madelyn's Family. She was a great friend, always willng to help others, and such a great person to all that...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Lee Tyler - Acton, MA

“We were so sorry to hear about Madelyn's passing. Many of us worked with Madelyn here at the Acton Boxborough Schools where she was a dedicated...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Acton Boxborough Facilities & Transportation - MA

“Please except my heart felt sympathy on the passing of your mother. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Meg Fraser - Littleton, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this sad time...lots and lots of happy memories of fun times with Madelyn, Joe and family!...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon & Harry Loiselle (Allen) - NH

“Our deepest sympathies to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. She is in a better place and will be...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Mike and Lorraine Priest - MA

Madelyn Mary (Portanova) Owen age 75 of Littleton, MA passed away on Sunday November 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Owen.

Madelyn was born on January 11, 1941 in Brighton, to the late Salvatore and Lillian (Lawson) Portanova. Raised in Brighton, a neighborhood of Boston she graduated from Brighton High School class of 1958.  She moved to Littleton where she was a wife, devoted mother and homemaker.  

She had a passion for knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 57 years, Joseph Owen of Littleton, her sons Joseph A. Owen Jr and his wife Kathy of Littleton, Russell Owen and Christine of Cornelius NC, Dana Owen and Hope of Shirley, MA, Lawson Owen and his Wife Lisa of Cornelius, NC, Mitchell Owen of Littleton, as well as seven grandchildren, Joseph, Michael, Lawson, Bradley, Sarah, Felicia, and Kelsey.


Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Madelyn on Friday, Nov. 11 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton MA.  Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Sat., Nov. 12 at 9:00 AM at St. Anne Parish 75 King St, Littleton. Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry Inc. P.O. Box 1, Ayer, MA 01432