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“To the Madden Family,So sorry for your loss.I have many fond memories from the days I worked with Clem at ITT. The start up of the Sincgars program...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jo Gross - Fort Wayne, IN

“Clem was a good neighbor! He watched out for us having a clear view of our home across the pond.<br /><br />We enjoyed several lively...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Greg & Marie Veatch - IN

“I worked for Cottage Care and it was my privilege to have met such wonderful people. I struck up a friendship with Clem as we would banter back and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Magee - Ft.Wayne, IN

“I will miss you my dear friend. Our talks every other Wensday while I cleaned for you. Your laugh and smile. The wisdom you had and advice you gave,...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tina Montgomery - Fort Wayne, IN

“Spent many of Christmas Holidays with the Maddens They were great friends to Jerry and I and am happy Clem is now with Maureen. RIP in my friend ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mrs Jerry (Phyllis) Elser - FL

“We felt so close to your parents over the many years,knowing and admiring them (over forty years, originally from ITT and the neighborhood). Every...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bob and Claire Runger

“Our family will truly miss the Madden's being across the pond from us! We enjoyed them, and their beautiful home and yard. Clem sure made us...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ann and Mike Carrier - IN

“So sorry for your loss. Clem was a good friend, and we will miss his friendship and wit ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Becky and Dale Million - IN

“Over so many years, Mr. Madden and Mrs. Madden (as I knew them) were wonderful, supportive friends in the lives of my parents, Anna Jean and Carsten...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Bergner - Norfolk, VA


CLEMENT CHARLES MADDEN, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, April 30, 2017, with family by his side. He was born August 24,1934 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of James and Gertrude Madden. Clem grew up in Chicago, Boston and Nutley, NJ, where he attended Queen of Peace High School. There, he met the love of his life and future wife, Maureen. After high school, Clem served four years in the Navy. Upon his return Clem and Maureen were married on May 11, 1957 in Nutley, NJ, where they settled and started their family. While working several jobs and helping raise their six children, Clem took night classes at Seton Hall University earning a Bachelor's Degree in accounting in 1962. He then began his career with ITT. Eventually Clem's career with ITT brought the family to Fort Wayne in 1972, where they made their home for the past 45 years. He retired from ITT Avionics Division in 1990 after 33 years. Clem and Maureen were members of St. Vincent's Catholic Church, Clem was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. In their retirement, Clem and Maureen enjoyed traveling, golfing, and spending time with their many friends in Fort Wayne. Clem took great joy in designing and building their dream home in 2002, down to the last detail. Clem was a gifted artist and craftsman. He loved working in his wood shop. For decades, he drew his wife hand-illustrated Christmas and birthday cards each year. Those who knew Clem know that he was a force to be reckoned with- unwavering, passionate, and strong. He was fiercely intelligent with a quick wit, and a lifelong learner with an always-inquisitive mind. Clem relished nothing more than a lively discussion, of which many were had with his family and friends around his kitchen table, over a nightcap. Clem's vast repertoire of stories, always a mix of salty and sweet, will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Clem was a man of deep devotion to his faith, his values, his family, his friends, and above all, to his beloved wife Maureen. Clem and Maureen were true partners- they sustained one another through periods of profound loss and hardship, but despite that, built a life together of much joy and contentment. They were married for nearly 60 years, and Clem passed away exactly one year to the day after we lost Maureen. Undoubtedly, they are finally together again, sharing a laugh and a memory. Clem is survived by four of his children, William (Kathi) Madden of Fort Wayne, Kathleen Gilbert of Chehalis, WA, Jeanne (Mark) Durkin of Atlanta, GA., and Thomas (Julie) Madden of Seattle, WA. Also surviving are his brothers, James (Marie) Madden and Robert (Kathleen) Madden; his grandchildren William (Jennifer) Madden Jr., Robert Gilbert Jr., Michael (Lily) Madden, Sean (Melanie) Madden, Maureen (Matthew) Durkin Regan, Annie (Andre) Durkin Rivera, Daniel Madden, and Jackson Madden; and great-grandchildren, Avah Madden, Adalynn Madden, Cooper Madden, Nicholas Gilbert, and Arthur Madden. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Madden, his wife, Maureen Madden, and two of their beloved sons, Michael and Daniel. Funeral Service will be 3:00 pm Monday, May 8, 2017, at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home 1320 E. Dupont Rd Fort Wayne, IN with calling hours two hours prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Clem's honor can be made to Easter Seals. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.