McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Amy Sue Terrenzio Madden

November 6, 1975September 27, 2019
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Amy Sue Terrenzio Madden, age 43, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019, in Charlotte, NC.

Amy is survived by her husband, Joel L. Madden and her two sons, Brayden (12) and Colton (9), of Mint Hill, NC; her father and mother, Anthony and Sue Terrenzio, of Mint Hill, NC; her brother Jim Terrenzio and wife Nixara, and their children Jan Carlos, Anthony, Derek and Julianna, of Derry, NH; and her brother Jeff and wife Regina, and their daughter Amelia, of Hemby Bridge, NC.

Amy was born on November 6, 1975 in Pittsburgh, PA to parents Anthony and Sue Terrenzio. She graduated from Ithaca College in 1997 with a degree in Communications. In 1997, she moved to Charlotte, NC and accepted a position at ESPN, where she worked for more than 20 years.

Amy was a great wife and a loving mother. She married Joel Madden in Schenectady, NY on September 22, 2001 and the couple had two sons, Brayden Patrick Madden and Colton James Madden.

Amy was a gifted artist and decorator who had passionate commitment to every detail. She loved her work at ESPN, but even more so, the people that she worked with there. She was a passionate fan of the NY Yankees and NY Giants, but her absolute favorite teams were the soccer and basketball teams that Brayden and Colton were on. She was their coach at home, and their #1 fan in the stands. She was brutally honest, but endlessly compassionate, and committed to helping those that she cared about.

A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for two o’clock on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Blair Road United Methodist Church in the sanctuary, with a reception to follow in the Family Life Center. Reverend Edward Butler will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Amy's life.

The family would like to thank Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region for all of the loving care that they gave Amy and our family over the last several weeks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, P.O. Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28247 or Susan G. Komen Charlotte, 2316 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, October 3, 2019


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Corey Keplinger

October 7, 2019

Amy was a loyal friend and had a kind heart. I'm sorry for your loss Tony and Sue and family.

Gail Williams

October 3, 2019

Joel, I am sooooooo sorry for your lose of Amy. I just read Sunday's paper and saw the article. We moved back here to Huntersville from Wake Forest a couple years ago and needless to say, have totally lost touch! I remember meeting Amy at your Mom's just before you were married. You will always be one of my very favorite people and am very sure your Christian faith and personal strength will lead you and these two young sons into a place of peace again.

Will keep you in my prayers--praying for strength and guidance.
Love, Gail Williams

Carol and Steve Zahurak

October 3, 2019

We are so very saddened to learn of Amy’s passing. May she Rest In Peace as you face the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Christy Campbell

October 2, 2019

I'm so fortunate to have known Amy, even for a short while. Her love for her boys and family was fierce. What a strong woman! I will miss her, and I will always remember "Thor" Thursday's :) because of Amy. She always went that extra step to make you feel special. What a beautiful life to celebrate.

Dave & Diane Trzaskos

October 1, 2019

To Terrenzio and Madden Families,
There are no words we can say to comfort your broken hearts with the loss of someone as amazing as Amy! Anyone fortunate enough to know her, loved her! She fought the battle of her life with utmost strength, courage and determination. God has now called her home where there is no more pain, only peace. Amy may be gone but will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! ❤️ Diane & Dave Trzaskos

Joan Bergin

October 1, 2019

To the Terrenzio and Madden families,

I was sad to learn of Amy's passing.
I remember her as a lovely young lady with a good sense of humor, as well as an excellent student.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Joan Bergin
Amy's Spanish teacher at Mohon

Jodi Rickard Vongsakoun

September 30, 2019

Oh, Terrenzios--I am so, so very sorry for your loss. Amy was such an amazing woman, as you all know. I have such fond memories of spending time at your house, with your family, and the times I visited Amy in Ithaca and NC. She was always an inspiring, steadfast voice, with a quick wit. The world has lost a good one.
Sending love to you all,

Bob Tarmey

September 30, 2019

Tony & Sue,
I know there is nothing we can say or do to make you feel better. Just know that we are thinking of you and your family. Amy fought a hard fight and is pain free. Enjoy your grandkids. They are by far, the best part of retirement.
Bob & Deb Tarmey

John Hoff

September 30, 2019

Tony and Sue
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John and Stephanie Hoff

Cathy O’Neill

September 29, 2019

Dear Sue, Tony, Joel and all of Amy’s loving family. Chuck and I are so sorry to hear about Amy’s passing. She was a very courageous young woman. I hope happy memories of Amy will bring you comfort. Love, Cathy O’Neill