Madelene Cirella

Apr 11, 2014
Madelene Cirella

Waldoboro — Madelene “Maddy” Cirella, 95, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Knox Center Long Term Care in Rockland.

She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in West Waldoboro to Hudson S. Eugley and Annie Mank. She attended grade school in West Waldoboro then attended Waldoboro High School.

She worked at Bath Iron Works during World War II as a welder then later at the Paragon Button factory in Waldoboro. She also worked for GTE Sylvania in Woburn, Mass. and in Waldoboro until she retired.

Maddy was an avid traveler with trips to the Caribbean and Europe with her friends. She also traveled to Atlantic City and Las Vagas with her husband and son, George. In the winter, Maddy and her husband lived in Orange City, Fla.

Maddy attended the West Waldoboro Community Church while in Maine. Madelene’s family is very thankful and appreciative of the staff at the Knox Center for their loving care while she resided there for the past 12 years.

She was predeceased by her parents; half-sister, Irene Spear; husband, Frank J. Cirrella in 1998; by her first husband and father of her sons, John J. Crane II; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Maddy is survived by her sons, George H. Crane of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and John J. Crane III and his wife, Sylvia of Port Clyde; her sister, Marion Griffin of Waldoboro; niece, Shirley Blake and her husband, Jim of Nobleboro; grandchildren: John J. Crane IV and wife, Tami of Port Clyde, Troy H. Crane and wife, Rebecca of Cushing, Tracy L. Chipman and companion, Carl Chipman of Thomaston; great-grandchildren: Melissa L. Hopkins and husband, Shaun of Waterville, Jessica L. Crane and her companion Dillon Reed of Friendship, John J. Crane, V and his companion Deanna Davis of Port Clyde, Troy A. Crane and his companion Taylor Palmer of Westbrook, Carl “CJ” Chipman of Thomaston; great-great grandchildren: Shaun L. Hopkins Jr. of Waterville, Lukas W. Hopkins of Waterville, Brody C. Reed of Friendship, Emma Davis of Port Clyde, Autumn Porter of Appleton; former daughter-in-law and mother of Maddy’s grandchildren Arlene Crane of Martinsville to whom she remained very close and still considered part of her family.

Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation Monday, April 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro. A service to celebrate Madelene’s life will be held Tuesday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home. Rev. Robin Honaker will officiate. Burial will be in the German Cemetery in Waldoboro.

Contributions may be made in Madelene’s memory to a animal shelter of your choice. You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting Maddy’s Book of Memories at

Arrangements are entrusted to the Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.

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