May 6, 1924 – November 29, 2018
Madeleine (Nolet) Mugerdichian, 94 years old, died peacefully on November 29, 2018. Born in Berlin, New Hampshire. She was the daughter of the late Gustav and Mathilda Nolet and survived four sisters: Francis (Aube), Irene (Ochs), Suzanne (Seally) and Pauline (Carroll). Madeleine attended Berlin High School, moving to Detroit, Michigan after graduation. She worked at the Michigan Central during World War 2 where she met a handsome pilot, Lt. Edward Mugerdichian. They married and had two daughters, Michele (Deacon) and Denis (Lachman). Rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Air Force, Edward and Madeleine moved with their daughters around the U.S., living in Texas, New Hampshire, California, and Michigan. She was a wonderful homemaker, an excellent gourmet cook and seamstress. Edward passed away in 1968 and Madeleine returned to being an executive secretary with American Motors/Chrysler. Michele had daughters, Brittany (Borsheim) and Ashley (Valles), a redhead like her Grandma Madeleine. Denise had Larissa, a red haired daughter as well. Son-in-Law, Andy Zweig, lovingly reminisced with her about “her times.” Granddaughters Ashley (Fernando Valles) and Brittany (Nathan Borsheim) gave her eight great grandchildren: Jonmarco, Cruz, Deacon, and Greyson Valles and Beckett, Brynn, Juliette and Brielle Borsheim. Four of the eight great grandchildren have red hair, her beautiful legacy! Along with her nieces, nephews and dear friends, we will miss her daily and thank her for the wonderful life she shared with all of us. How blessed we were to have her for 94 years. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.
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December 4, 2018
When Michelle was in high schoo with me, Madeline, her amazing mother, would often deliver a warm BLT for Michelle’s lunch. We looked on in wonder at this generous and loving woman caring for her delightful daughter. This mother was extra special and sweet and an example of good heartedness always. Madeline welcomed us all to build a huge homecoming float in their driveway. We would make a million tissue flowers, construct a wire form, and affix all the flowers. How did she stand us? With warm and gracious hospitality, smiling and laughing. Such a model of kindness and hospitality. Rest well, good and faithful servant.