Madeline Daley Lee

November 13, 1927May 10, 2018
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HARWICH- Madeline (Daley) Lee, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Wingate at Harwich. She was the beloved wife of the late Christopher W. Lee with whom she shared 49 years of marriage until his passing in 1997.

Born in Hartford, CT on November 13, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Daniel E. and Kathryn (Walsh) Daley. Prior to her retirement, Madeline was an Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Aircraft Systems at the Hamilton Standard Division of UTC for 20 years.

Madeline loved her trips to NYC with her dear friend Josephine Muska, walking on the beaches of Cape Cod and travelling to Ireland. She also loved knitting, reading, music and movies. She was a proud parishioner of Our Lady of the Cape Parish in Brewster. Above all, her most cherished time was spent surrounded by her family, particularly her children and grandchildren and her many friends.

Madeline is survived and will be deeply missed by her three children, Linda Ann Lee of Dennis, MA, Candace Bassett and her husband Raymond of Rumford, RI, and Daniel C. Lee and his wife Carolyn of Simsbury, CT; six grandchildren, Tiffany Tourgee and her husband Jason, Anthony Rosemarino, Lorene Perry and her husband Michael, and Kathleen, Christopher, and Nicholas Lee; five great grandchildren, Bryana Savattere, Devin Lee, Anthony Rosemarino Jr., Jason Tourgee Jr., and Justin Tourgee.

In addition to her husband, Madeline was predeceased by her brother, Daniel E. Daley,Jr.

Madeline’s family would like to thank the nurses, rehab and staff at Wingate at Harwich, as well as Fidelis Hospice for the compassion and care they showed during her time spent there.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, May 16th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Rt. 134, South Dennis. Her Funeral Mass will be held directly following visitation at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Cape Parish, 468 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA. To leave an online condolence, please visit

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send a donation in her name to Our Lady of the Cape Parish or the LaSalette Missionaries.


  • Anthony Rosemarino
  • Christopher Lee
  • Nicholas Lee
  • Jason Tourgee
  • Robert Marchese
  • Michael Ekberg


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Madeline Daley Lee

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Eileen Longhi

May 16, 2018

Dear Linda, Candy and Danny, Your mom was a wonderful person and a special friend to me both in and out of Hamilton. We enjoyed many laughs and good times together. Everyone at Hamilton admired her work ethic and wonderful sense of humor. She was always so proud of her Irish heritage and I enjoyed sending her cards on "her day" St. Patrick's Day. May St. Patrick's arms enfold her as she passes through the pearly gates of heaven to be with her Chris.

My condolences to all of you on the passing of a great lady. I will always remember that Madeline called me "Maizie" and so I shall sign off. With love to Madeline from Maizie. A/K/A Eileen Longhi

Lorene Lee-Perry

May 15, 2018

Grandma ,
Thank You - for all the memories , for all the love , and simply put - thank you for being my Grandma. It’s funny how when your younger you don’t truly appreciate the simple things. But as we grow older it’s those memories that make you not only smile , but become part of who you are. I love when I get together with my cousins and we remember all our summers with you and Grandpa, games in the backyard, Bingo, Mall Madnesses ( I think you loved that more then us ), mini golf, ice cream, the beach , and of course Clancy’s, I could go on and on. But you have taught me so much: love your family , love others, love yourself, and make each day count. I will forever cherish our time spent together, I will love you forever and I will try everyday to continue to make you proud. With my everlasting gratitude Thank You Grandma , and may you fly with angles, dance with your friends , laugh with your mom and brother, and may you be in eternal bliss with Grandpa. Love Lori Beth 💚

Patt Casey Frazier

May 15, 2018

As best I can remember, I learned to Polka at their wedding with a relative of Chris. My mother was Mary Kennedy Casey and I remember Madeline staying at our home overnight when she was a single working gal! What a wonderful life to 90! MyMom passed at76. I think possibly Linda might have been at Bob and my wedding in 1961. We lived on the Cape in Yarmouth Port for only five years and moved to Florida in 2003. I cried when I read Sacred Heart Chapel, our church while there. May she rest in peace and be given an Irish welcome in Heaven.

Raymond Bassett

May 15, 2018

My Mother in law loved the Cape, and everything about it. Everyone that met her fell in love with her!! At 90yrs old, she put up one courageous fight!! A strong woman with a huge heart!! Cape Cod may never mean the same to any of us, but at least we will have GREAT memories of Mom and Pop, Eagle Drive, and how both of them opened theirs hearts and their home to everyone! Mom made sure that the house was filled with Music! You could always be guaranteed that you would hear Mom Lee singing along with: Tommy Makem, Sinatra, Tony Bennett, or the Irish Tenors!! You will be eternally missed.
In my heart I know she is walking with the Angels and her husband Chris. Bye Mom, love you.

Alan and Suzanne Pearson

May 14, 2018

Madeline was a vibrant spirit, who spread sunshine wherever she went. She was Alan’s favorite fan through all of years at Clancy’s, and we’ll always remember her leading the crowd in song and dance. She was dearly loved.

Genie Fortier

May 14, 2018

Dear Danny & Family ~ My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your mother was my mentor at Hamilton Standard after I became an Executive Secretary. Her professionalism, intelligence, patience and most of all kindness shaped my future at the company. She gave me inspiration to work hard and smart with common sense and grace, and took me under her wing and guided the way. I tried to replicate her incredible work ethic and high standards, but I truly never came close. She was an amazing lady and my heart aches for you and your family. The world has lost an angel on Earth, now sent to Heaven to continue her mission. I am blessed to have known her. Sending you hugs ~ Genie Fortier

Ann McLaughlin

May 13, 2018

To Madeline's family -- Madeline was such a wonderful person! She was great friends with my parents, Gene and Barbara McLaughlin. Seeing Madeline was always a treat when we would visit my parents. My kids thought she was a riot! She was a devoted friend to Mom after Dad died. She was an inspiration! Godspeed Madeline!