Age 94

Sister M. Carolyn Madden’s will be remembered for sharing the gift of God’s love with all. 

A teacher, principal, counselor and leader, she held a bachelor’s degree in education from Fordham University in New York, New York, and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from State University of New York  in Plattsburgh. 

Teaching in elementary schools in northeastern New York State and New York City, she imparted knowledge and values to generations.  As a counselor, she accompanied many students during their most difficult times, giving them a sense of accomplishment. Recognizing the need to make the arts more available to students in rural areas, she began and directed a program of Arts in Education which served children in schools across the Ogdensburg diocese. 

Among the many honors she received in her lifetime was a designation as one of the “Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks.” She was also honored in Who’s Who of Women, Community Leaders of America, Foremost Women of the 20th Century and the Directory of Distinguished Americans. In retirement, Sister Carolyn served as a hospice volunteer and a visitor to nursing home residents.