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Madeline Brison

April 16, 1930 — March 5, 2021

Toughkenamon

Madeline Brison, age 90, of Toughkenamon, PA went home to be with the Lord on March 5, 2021.  She was the wife of the late James Irving Brison who died in 1999 and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in London Grove, PA she was the daughter of the late Ernest Bowman and Eleanor Davis Bowman. She received her education in the Unionville School.

Madeline was a Domestic Engineer for several private families.  She also worked in several local drinking establishments as a barmaid/manager with Sam’s Inn being her main tenure.  She retired from The Country Butcher where she was able to flourish with her self-taught cooking skills, ultimately acquiring the name “The Potato Salad Lady”.

She excelled in handmade crafts, participating in craft shows, then eventually having in-home shows and weekly yard sales.  Madeline was a member of the Wednesday Night Mixed Bowling League.  She enjoyed the great sounds of B.B. King, Aaron Neville, Smooth Jazz, and various Gospel artists.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters; Joyce M. Bladen (Dennis) of Newark, DE, Joan M. Thomas and companion (Joe) of Parkesburg, PA, Joanne M. Carter at home; two sons, Robin J. “Bubby” (Robin) of Elkton, MD, Richard C. (Nydia) of Lincoln University, PA; four sisters, Mary Clayburn of Las Vegas, NV, Ernestine Garner of Gap, PA, Roberta Bowman of Avondale, PA, Harriett Shockley of Coatesville, PA; 10 grandchildren, two of whom she reared, Robert S. Brison (Jacqueline) of Kennett Square, PA, Michael J. Brison and partner (Jason) of Chestertown, MD, and 14 great-grandchildren who she adored.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Robert J. and Ronald I. and her fur baby, Roxie.

You are invited to visit with Madeline’s family and friends on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10-11AM at Calvary Baptist Church of Avondale, 218 Ellicott Road, Avondale, PA 19311.  Her funeral service will follow at 11AM.  Due to COVID, masks are required and social distancing will be followed.  Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA.  Contributions in her memory may be made to Active Day of Kennett Square, 500 Old Forge Lane Suite 503, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (1-800-FUNERAL). To view her online tribute, please visit www.griecofunerals.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, March 13, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Calvary Baptist Church of Avondale

218 Ellicott Rd, Avondale, PA 19311

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Calvary Baptist Church of Avondale

218 Ellicott Rd, Avondale, PA 19311

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, March 13, 2021

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