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Carolyn S. Madigan


Carolyn S. (Christman) Madigan (81) of Grand Rapids, Michigan went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior in her home on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022. Carolyn was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 9, 1941, the second born of Robert and Dorothy Christman. She was married to Stephen Madigan on December 29, 1962, for 32 years when Stephen passed in December 1995.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Madigan; son, Patrick; parents, Robert and Dorothy Christman; stepmother, Charlotte Christman; brothers, Robert (Georgia) Christman, John Christman; and sister, Kathleen (Christman) Corson. She is survived by her children, Shannon (Michael) Cain, Sean (Annette) Madigan, Shane (Lois) Madigan, Michael Madigan, Sr. Felicity Marie Madigan, and Maureen (Paul) Leazier. She had 7 wonderful children and 10 wonderful grandchildren, (Stephen, Brendan, Sean, Maureen, Lauren, Erin, Joseph, Stephen, Gabriel, and Meghan); siblings; James (Carol) Christman, Jerome (Darlene) Christman; sister-in-law, Patricia (Madigan) Shulaw; brother-in-law, Tom Corson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 5-8pm Monday, October 24, 2022, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 with Rosary Service at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00am Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 with visitation one-hour prior. Fr. Troy Nevins presiding. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Deo Gratias Ministries, 720 Atkinson St., Detroit, MI 48202,, or Holy Family Radio, 2504 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506,

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  1. Chris was a wonderful Catholic woman who loved her faith and her family. She was in our IHM Prayer Group for many years and was a very special friend. Her earthly suffering is over and it is a joy to know that she now is with her husband, Steve, praising God forever in heaven. Peace and Blessings to all of you who loved her!

  2. With prayers and sincere sympathy to the entire family. What a special legacy has been left in the world. Sister Joyce Marie

  3. I was deeply saddened to have learned of Aunt Suzy’s passing, I wish I’d had more time with her. My husband and I express our deepest condolences to all my cousins and to their families, to my own family, and to all those who loved Aunt Suzy. While my husband and I cannot attend the Mass today and be there with everyone, please know that we will be there in Spirit. To my cousins, family, and all those who loved Aunt Suzy, we wish you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to you.

    Anne L. Christman and Daniel V. Swift
    Chicago, IL 60624
    C: 312-975-3883 | C: 312-736-2911 | H: 773-801-1728
    E: anne.
    E: daniel.

  4. Suzy was a very close friend of mine during our growing up years. I remember most her infectious laugh and spunk! We went separate ways after high school – she ended up in Michigan and I in Colorado, but we kept in touch over the years. She was a whole week older than I was, which she never let me forget 🙂
    Suzy’s death has left a hole in my heart as she played an unforgettable role in my life. I know her family is feeling the same. My deepest sympathy goes out to them.
    Pat (Palmer) Venturo

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