James J. Madden

Date of Passing:

January 7, 2020

Madden, James J., 72, of Franklin Street, Riverside died peacefully on January 7, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Mary (McShane) Madden.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph and Mildred (Lacross) Madden, he lived in Riverside for 60 years.

Mr. Madden was an elevator mechanic for Otis Elevator Co. for 30 years before retiring in 2003.

James was a member of the East Providence Athletic Club and the Seekonk American Legion.

A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed golfing and was a devoted New England Patriots fan.

Besides his wife of 50 years, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa A. Medeiros of Riverside; a son, James J. Madden of Riverside; a sister, Patricia Antonelli of Seekonk, MA; two granddaughters, Taylor and Bailey Medeiros and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Friday 4-8 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Mary..
    Sorry for your loss..I haven’t seen you in years but you have always been in my heart….may Jim Rest In Peace and you find peace also

  2. Hi Mary
    Lynn and I send our deepest condolences for your loss. Although we hadn’t talked with you in quite a while, Jim and I and you spent many happy hours over the years whether working, fishing or on vacations. The two of you have always been in our thoughts and prayers and always will be.

  3. To the madden family, sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a great guy and fun to be around. We worked for many years in the elevator industry together. He will be sadly missed. David Hart, Schindler Elevator Co. Past Chief Elevator inspector.

  4. My dear Mary I’m so saddened by the loss of James I will surly miss him Tom McGinn

  5. Remember his playing days at EP another one of the tough townie players from the day. Deepest condolences and prayers

  6. Our prayers are with the family.

  7. Melissa, Taylor and Bailey,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way. ❤️

  9. Mary, Melissa, Jim – I was so upset to hear this I did not even know he was in the hospital – I am beyond words – I will miss Jim and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Keep the memories – Love you all,

  10. Melissa and Jim , I am so sorry for your loss . Our thoughts are with you, your mother and family .

  11. So sorry for your loss!

  12. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you xo

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