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EAST KINGSTON, N.H.: Eugene V. Madej “Gene”, 83, died unexpectedly on December 26, 2015, at his home in East Kingston, N.H. He was born October 13, 1932, in South Hadley, Mass., son of the late Ferdinand Madej and Julia (Pokora) Madej.

Gene grew up in South Hadley, Mass., and was a graduate of S. Hadley High School. He attended UMass-Amherst, where he earned his degree in engineering. From 1955 to 1957, Gene served in the United States Army stationed over in Berlin. In March of 1961, he married Shirley Whitman. They resided several years in S. Hadley before moving to Connecticut where they spent over five years, when Gene gained employment at the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant as an engineer. They moved to Brunswick, Maine, when Gene was hired at the Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. This is where their three daughters did most of their schooling years. In 1981, moving again for work at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, they found a farmhouse in East Kingston. Gene always loved farming, tractors, and all the equipment you would need as he had grown up on a farm. Around 1991, Gene retired and took part-time employment with the Town of East Kingston doing maintenance work. He was also the longtime superintendent of the East Kingston cemeteries.

In his free time, Gene enjoyed camping, pheasant hunting, his English Sutter hunting dogs, vegetable gardening, and vacationing at their family camp that Gene built in Fayette, Maine.

He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Madej, who passed away on May 30, 1997; three sisters; and one brother.

He is survived by three daughters, Wendy Madej of East Kingston, Marjorie Field of Amherst, N.H., Stephanie Perry and her husband, Michael of Exeter, N.H.; four grandchildren, Matthew Field, Melissa Field, Andrew Perry and Julia Perry; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours with military honors were held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Private graveside services were held at the Union Cemetery in East Kingston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 399 Silver Street, Manchester, NH 03103. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 7, 2016
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