Marie Madison, of Cypress Lakes in Lakeland, Florida, was born on April 12, 1930, and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Marie was the daughter of Dougald and Kitty (Coffey) MacDonald. Marie’s husband, Mike Madison, predeceased her in May, 2018 after 48 years of marriage. In Lakeland, Marie and her husband enjoyed serving thirteen years as volunteers at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center, and both participated in Chorus and Musical Stage productions at Cypress Lakes.

Marie is survived by her sisters Joan Clark (George) and Gen MacInnis (Duke), along with numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by brothers Fred (Aileen), Dr. Harold (Marg), Bruce (Kathy), and sister Dorothy (Tom) Higgins.

Marie served as a University Professor of Business and also as an Administrator in Canada and the United States before retiring in 1995 to Cypress Lakes. Active in many professional organizations, Marie served as President of the Midwest Business Administration International Association; the Canadian Association of University Business Officers, American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, Director of the National Association of Bank Women, and served on a number of other Boards, including the American Cancer Association.

Cremation has taken place under the care of Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, Lakeland. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lakeland at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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