COLUMBUS – Madeline Violet Harrington Daniel, 86, Town of Columbus, who retired from NYCM Insurance, passed away on Dec. 30, 2018 at her brother’s home in Garrattsville following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Madeline was born on Sept. 6, 1932 at the family farm in Garrattsville, the oldest of eight children.
Her childhood was spent in Garrattsville on the family farm, and she attended school at Morris Central High School. She married Larry H. Daniels on Aug. 30, 1952, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., while he was serving in the Marines.
Madeline cared for foreign exchange students from various countries. She worked for New York Central Insurance Co., retiring in 2010. She was a member of the Columbus Community Church serving on the The Good Neighbors Club and The Altar Guild. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of New Berlin.
Her hobbies included baking, canning from her large garden, and baby siting. She also enjoyed shopping and having lunch with her sisters. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her three sons, Mark Hubert Daniels (Julia Rennard Daniels) of Jacksonville, Fla., Brent Kenneth Daniels (Carol Bunk Daniels) of Orlando, Fla. and Kent Larry Daniels (Noreen Mulhern Daniels) of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Madeline Daniels Meriwether (Trent), Catherine Daniels, Graig Daniels (Jamie Tripp), and Matthew Daniels (Kendall Johnson), eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Viola Harrington, her beloved husband, Larry H. Daniels, her brothers Roy Harrington (Helen Church), George Harrington (Charlotte Douglas), Sister Hilda Harrington Bowen (Wesley Bowen deceased) and grandson, Travis John Daniels. Also survived by sisters Eva Harrington Joy (Jerry Joy deceased), Gary Harrington, (Debbie Hunt), Donna Harrington Mumbulo (Dennis), Ray Harrington (Penny Platt).
Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, also at the funeral home, with her sister in law, Penny Harrington officiating. Interment to follow at South New Berlin Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 4th, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Dakin Funeral Home LP, New Berlin, NY.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Ray and Penny Harrington, Donna Mumbulo, Rick and Maryann Bigger, Mary Lyons, and Sandy Truax for their love and support during these difficult times.
Memorial donations may be made to the Columbus Community Church Mission Fund.