Madeline M. Tell

August 25, 1928October 9, 2020

Madeline M. Tell, age 92, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Edward for over 40 wonderful years. Loving mother of Deborah, Gregory (Kathleen) & Laure (Michael Henning). Cherished grandmother of Tamara (Rick), Richard, Quinette (Jeff), Jared & Brandy (Shane) and great grandmother of Wyatt, Ethan, Westin, Avery, Foster & Breanna.

Madeline was member of the Garden Club, National Fenton Glass Society, and the Michigan Depression Glass Society and would often travel for club meetings where she made many lifelong friends. Madeline was a devout Catholic and her faith was very important. Prayer was a huge part of her everyday life.

Madeline was always hardworking and could be found cooking, cleaning or working in the yard. She was such an incredible baker. During the holidays, she'd make an assortment of homemade cookies and famous cheesecakes. Everyone would enjoy special cakes on birthdays. Her cooking showed her true labors of love.

Lastly, she adored her dear miniature schnauzers that had preceded her in death: Poncho, Pepper, Muffin, Willy, Cole & Bella.

She will certainly be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation is Thursday October, 15, 2020 from 4-8pm (Rosary 8pm) at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be Friday October 16, 2020 at 11am (in state 10:30am) at St. Edith Catholic Church, Livonia. The Mass will be livestreamed through St. Edith's Facebook page

Madeline will be laid to rest next to Edward at Mt Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to the American Lung Association or the Michigan Humane Society.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • In state

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 16, 2020



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Joyce Stein

October 15, 2020

Madge and I co-chaired the display tables at NFGS for quite a few years. It was slways a pleasure. She was a very classy lady with an eye for setting up displays. She will be missed. Both Madge and Ed. For he was a classy man to match Madge.

Doreen Barksdale

October 14, 2020

Very sorry to hear of your loss. We have lost a true friend.
Doreen Barksdale Michigan Depression Glass Society

Rose Marie, Andrew, Oliver, Elaine Marie and Jack Ades-Conrad

October 13, 2020

Dear Tell Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences for the passing of Madeline.
We accompany you in your sorrow and send you all our love and energy. Upon learning of her passing, we all took a moment to share a memory of Madeleine. We all mentioned her smile, her energy and her love. We all remember her baking delights on Christmas Day (that one holiday we spent in Michigan). Richard, who is already up in Heaven was the biggest fan of her cheesecakes and chocolate cakes! We remember her with the utmost respect and love. May Love always unite you all in her memory, and give you the strength to pass through these sorrowful and difficult moments.

Sending much Light and Love, The Ades'-Conrad's

Linda Gansler

October 13, 2020

With the deepest condolences for your loss. I feel like I grew up with your Mom, she taught me many things about life, not to worry about what others think of you, as long as you were a good person you were going to be ok! And how to grocery shop. Which for a young newlywed was invaluable. Karl and I were lucky enough to get a whole afternoon alone wirh your parents. ( they were locked out of their house) we went for ice cream and they enjoyed and playing with my kids. I also enjoyed sending her cards and notes in the mail, old school. Lovely memories, she will certainly be missed. Love the Ganslers

Linda Sisung

October 12, 2020

Dear Laure & Family: I was deeply saddened by the news of Madeline's passing. I have many fond memories of her, so full of laughter and joy. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I will miss her too. Much Love, Linda Sisung

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