Madeline Cardinali (1927-2018)
Madeline Cardinali, age 90, of Kenosha passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Froedtert South St. Catherine’s Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. Madeline was born on November 17, 1927 in Kenosha to S. James and Julia (Ryan) Cicchini. She attended local area schools. Madeline married Romeo Cardinali on August 27, 1948 in Kenosha. She worked at Jockey International for over 20 years until her retirement in 1990. Madeline was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and enjoyed attending daily Mass. She was well known for her cooking and how it brought her family and friends together. They will fondly remember the good times and conversation especially over her famous spaghetti and ravioli dishes. Madeline especially enjoyed the time with her grandchildren. She was known also for her tremendous kindness and as it was once put, “Madeline is an angel on earth”.
She was preceded in death by, her parents; her husband, Romeo; a daughter, Nancy Allen; her grandson, Eliot Anderson; three brothers, Herman, Louis and Tim and three sisters, Francis, Lucille and Dorothy.
Madeline is survived by, two daughters, Mona (Jeff) Nardi of Kenosha and Julie (David) Anderson of Deerfield, IL; nine grandchildren, Richard, Michael, Nicholas, Matthew, Elizabeth, Nicole, Meghan, Erin and Martha; 12 great grandchildren; her sister, Lorraine Cicchini of Kenosha as well as many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Madeline will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (7307 – 40th Avenue). A visitation with the family will take place on Friday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Mass. Burial at St. George Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Boys Town or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.