In Loving Memory
May 30, 1934 – January 20, 2015
Mary Ellen Giedlin, 80, peacefully passed away January 20, 2015 in Fairhope, AL. She was the daughter of the late Clara and Thomas Madigan, born in Canton, PA, raised in Elmira, NY. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by husband Richard John Giedlin, sons Timothy Richard Giedlin, and Christopher John Giedlin. She attended Elmira Free Academy for High School and later nursing at the Robert Packer School of Nursing, Sayre, PA. Mary Ellen was a Nurse for many years at Bethesda Hospital in Hornell, NY, before earning her Bachelor nursing degree at SUNY Alfred, where she later became an instructor.
In addition to her nursing profession and raising five active and athletic boys, Mary Ellen became very active in bowling, as well as an avid golfer, all the while attending nearly every athletic event her sons participated in while growing up in Alfred, NY. Later in life after moving to Virginia Beach, she continued her nursing career with an Imunology and allergy group, while exploring more relaxing hobbies of sitting on the beach, reading, and dwelling into almost any type of arts and craft. Her craftworks are cherished by all the family that have received them
She is survived by her brother Michael Madigan, and his wife Janet who reside in Corning, NY; her sons, Dr. Martin Giedlin and his wife Nancie Zimmerman of Moraga, CA; Thomas Giedlin and wife Mary of Cypress, CA; Michael Giedlin and wife Lynn of Daphne, AL; daughter in-law Beth Gills, daughter in-law Lori Giedlin; grandchildren: Andrew Giedlin, and Liza Giedlin of Virginia Beach, VA, Richard Giedlin, and Sophie Giedlin of Cypress, CA, Melanie Giedlin, and Max Giedlin of Moraga, CA, Brooke Giedlin and Kate Giedlin of Carleton, MI, and Mitchell Giedlin of Daphne, AL; great grandson Carson Dove of Virginia Beach.
A memorial mass will be held at 2:30pm on Monday, February 23, 2015 at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Please visit www.hughesfh.com to leave a message, light a candle, or share a story. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in association with the Purple Stride Detroit event, and team ‘For the Love of Buck.’ Mail donations to Ms. Lori Giedlin, 184 West Labo Road, Carleton, MI 48117.