DERRY, NH: Colonel Robert James Madden, U.S. Army (Retired), DMD, age 81, died at home after a battle with cancer on Thursday, October 9, 2014. He was born in Derry, N.H. on December 27, 1932, and was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, University of New Hampshire, and Tufts Dental School. As a U.S. Army Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, he served his country for 36 years and is a decorated Vietnam Veteran. After retiring from the Army in 1992, he provided dental care for 20 years as a private contractor for the N.H. Department of Corrections in Concord. He was active in the Derry community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Community Center and the NH Limnology Department as a volunteer for Beaver Lake. He was the widower of Carol Ann Madden of Derry. Colonel Madden was an avid runner, completing seven marathons including the Boston Marathon. He is survived by his two daughters, Sherrill and her husband, David Smith of Marlow, Robin and her husband Paul Cino of Windham, four grandchildren, Sarah, Anna, Tristan and Melissa.
Funeral services for Colonel Madden were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 19, at St. Joseph Church, 40 Main Street, Salem, N.H. Burial will be in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery VA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds may be sent to Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Drive, Salem, NH 03079, or donate on line www.sarlnh.org in memory of Colonel Robert Madden.
Published on  October 16, 2014