MADELINE (MADGE) ALICIA MILKO (nee Sheehan), age 97, passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day. Beloved wife of the late Thomas C. Milko and loving mother of Maureen Sammis (Gordon), Madeline Giordano (Joseph), Thomas Jr. (Elaine), Christopher (deceased), Mark (Michele), Charles (Dolores Minisall), Monica Vana (Dan), and David (Heather); grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of ten. Madge was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Sheehan (Leyden). She has three siblings, Margaret "Peggy" (Charles, brother of Thomas deceased) Milko, Catherine (David Lloyd) (both deceased), and Thomas (Elizabeth) (both deceased). Dear aunt and great aunt of many. The fondest memories of her childhood were summers spent with her grandmother, Bridgit Leyden, on Kelley’s Island. Madge started her working career at the Doanbrook Hotel as a telephone operator. Following graduation from John Adams High School, she married her sweetheart, Thomas (Tom) C. Milko on July 24th 1943, in Baton Rouge, La. prior to his departure for WWII. Tom and Madge lived in Bedford, for 60 years and were one of the founding families of St. Pius X Church (now called Our Lady of Hope). Madge inherited a deep faith from her Irish parents and became a Eucharistic Minister and active in the Cursillo Movement. She worked for Academy Answering Service for 15 years along with her sister Peggy. Madge resided at Solon Pointe Nursing Facility for the past 10 years. The family would like to thank the nurses and aides of Solon Pointe for their compassionate care of Madge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Our Lady of Hope Church (formerly St. Pius X), 400 Center Rd., Bedford, OH 44146, or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110 or online at https://tinyurl.com/yx2v6nkb. Friends may call at the FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 WEST AURORA RD (OH RT 82), SAGAMORE HILLS WHERE THERE WILL BE DRIVE THROUGH VISITATION ON WEDNESDAY FROM 12:15 – 1 P.M. (PLEASE DO NOT EXIT YOUR CAR). Although Madge’s funeral services will be private, those who would like to celebrate her life through her Mass of Christian Burial may view it online at http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/29227.
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Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church
400 Center Road, Bedford OH 44146-2296
Hospice of the Western Reserve
17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland OH 44110