Madolyn I. Paul


Madolyn I. Paul, 102, of Bloomville, formally of Sherburne, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home Saturday, May 27, 2023.  

She was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Andes, a daughter of the late Dan and Nancy (Humphrey) Butler. She was a graduate of Walton High School. On April 22, 1939, in West Warren, Pa., Madolyn married Theodore F. Goedel. He predeceased her in 1973. She later married Robert C. Paul Dec. 29, 1983, in Sherburne. He predeceased her in 1989.

Madolyn worked with Theodore on the family farm until 1977. While living in Sherburne, she attended the United Church of Christ.

Madolyn is survived by three daughters, Rosemary (Raymond) Stewart of Bovina Center, Ann Tompkins (Edwin) of Gilboa and Bonnie Goedel of Bloomville, four sons, Theodore (Victoria) Goedel of Delhi, William Goedel (Hazel) of Oneonta, Henry (Arlene) Goedel of Otego, and Ralph (Faith) Goedel of Sherburne; stepchildren Alfred (Donna) Paul of North Norwich, Doris Miller and Teddi (Frank) Nellis, both of  Florida, and Betty of Pennsylvania; daughter-in-law Anita Goedel, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter Beth Goedel, a son Edward Goedel and three brothers, Maynard, Edward and Arnold Butler, and a sister, Arlene Butler.

Friends and family are invited and may call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main Street, Sherburne, Thursday, June 1, from 11-12 noon, prior to the service at noon. Interment in the West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, will follow.  

Donations in Madolyn’s memory may be made to the Sherburne Fire Department, PO Box 575, Sherburne, NY 13460, or to the Bloomville Fire Department & EMS, PO Box 756, Bloomville, NY 13739.

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