Madelyn D. Gamache

September 27, 1917January 4, 2018

DOVER, NH---Madelyn Dorothy Gamache, 100, formerly of St. Ann Street in Lisbon passed away January 4, 2018 at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, NH. She was born Madelyn Girard September 27, 1917 in Lisbon, ME the only child of Alfred Girard and Constance Dorothy (Wilson) Girard. Madelyn attended Lisbon schools graduating Lisbon High School in 1935.

During her life Madelyn took pride in her work which included waitressing, working at the W.S. Libby Mill and a career highlight was her co-ownership of Ray’s Hardware with her husband, Raymond, a WWII veteran.

She is survived by her son Ralph E. Gamache and his wife Holly (Margeson) Gamache of Wells, ME, her granddaughters; Deanna Gamache of Crested Butte, CO and Jackie Gamache of Brighton, MA and step-grandchildren Spencer and Delaney Gray of Wells, ME. She is predeceased by her husband Raymond A. Gamache.

The family wishes to thank the staff of The Meadows in Greene, ME, Varney Crossing Nursing Care in North Berwick, ME and the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, NH for their support and care in Madelyn’s later years.

Condolences may be shared with her family at Visitation will be held at Crosman Funeral Home on Tuesday January 9 from 11:00 to 12:30pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at 1pm at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls. Interment will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Madelyn’s memory to the Friends of Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Madelyn D. Gamache

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January 8, 2018

My deepest condolences to your family during this most difficult time of coping with the loss of your beloved mother. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory, because those who pass on are precious in his eyes. - Psalms 116:15.

Hagan Family

January 7, 2018

We feel lucky to have known Madelyn. She has certainly seen many changes in her lifetime!We admired her quick wit and strong personality. She will be missed. Much love to you all.

Gene "Dusty" Berube

January 6, 2018

Madelyn was my step cousin after my Uncle Alfred married my Aunt Helena. Because of the age difference, Ralph was more like a cousin, and I spent many an afternoon at the Gamache household. It was always a warm and welcoming place thanks to Madelyn and Ray. I would visit Ralph after he broke his arm AND leg skiing, and Madelyn would give us some hot cocoa to warm us up. She put up with a lot from us from time to time, which I am sure was not that easy after a hard day's work. I will always remember her pleasant smile and gentle demeanor. Heaven has truly gained an Angel, as she is reunited with Ray, Uncle Alfred and her many old friends and relatives. God Bless.