Madeline M. (Flederbach) Hoeflein, age 89, passed away on December 2, 2018. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, George J., Jr; parents Edward and Antionetta Flederbach, brothers Bernard and Frederick Flederbach; brothers in law Lawrence Bridge, William Hoeflein, Robert Hendery and William Bartlett; sisters in law Patricia Flederbach, Phyliss Flederbach, Helen Hoeflein and Grace Bartlett. She is survived by her daughers Lynn Hoeflein, Diane Shaheen and Janet (Patrick) Nally; a son Michael (Catherine) Hoeflein; grandchildren Christopher (Megan) and Daniel Hoeflein, Katherine, Kimberly and Kevin Shaheen, Meghan and Colin Nally; great-grandsons Joseph and Charlie Hoeflein; brother Robert Flederbach; sister Mary Bridge; brother in law Robert (Ann) Hoeflein; sisters in law Rose Flederbach and Lila Hendery; and many nieces and nephews. Born on October 20, 1929, Madeline graduated from St James Elementary School and Johnson City High School. She worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Decker and then IBM in Endicott before becoming a “stay at home” mom. After raising her children, Madeline enjoyed her time and many travels with George, who was her best friend and in her words “he made me happy, he made me laugh”. Madeline loved her grandchildren dearly and looked forward to attending their many school and athletic events. She enjoyed being a sitter for Monday Moms where she could spend extra time with her grandsons. Madeline also had many special memories of tea parties with her granddaughters with her childhood tea set, also going to the movies and getting manicures with them. A devout Catholic, she was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church where she was involved with the “Knotters”, who made and delivered sleeping bags to the homeless.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 pm from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott followed by a Funeral Mass at at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vestal at 1:30 pm. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Thursday from 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her honor may be made to the American Heart Association or Catholic Charities of Broome County, attn. Endicott Food Pantry, 232 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Address:801 Main Street, Vestal, NY, 13850