Madeleine T. (Larkin) Loan, 80, of Falmouth and Port Charlotte, FL, passed away, surrounded by her family, at home on October 5, 2019. She was the beloved wife of John J. Loan Jr. and daughter of the late Francis L. and Margaret M. (Langan) Larkin.
Madeleine graduated from Our Lady of Presentation Academy in Brighton. She also graduated with a nursing degree from Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Newton Wellesley Hospital for many years until her retirement. She helped to institute the first bereavement protocols for mothers and babies.
Madeleine was a devout Roman Catholic and as music was her passion, she enjoyed traveling Europe singing with the Cape Cod Chamber Singers. She loved spending time gardening, reading books, discussing them in book club, swimming in the pool or ocean, playing scrabble and sharing time especially with her family and friends. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her.
In addition to her husband John, Madeleine is survived by 3 children, Mary Beth Greetham and husband Robert of Sandwich, David F. Loan and wife Leanne of Saudi Arabia and Rome, Brenda Loan-Baker and husband George of West Bridgewater; her sister Mary Robinson; 3 brothers Frank Larkin, Thomas Larkin, and William Larkin; 11 grandchildren Maggie, Lucy, Sheila, Isabella, Tristan, Jenn, Ryan, Michael, William, Siobhan, Henry; 4 great grandchildren Abby, Zoe, Edmund, Danny; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son John J. Loan III.
A visitation will be held at the Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home 74 Algonquin Ave. (Rte 151) Mashpee on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Parish, 3 Job’s Fishing Rd., Mashpee on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00am. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Madeleine Loan may be made to TLC Cures ATRT, The Charlotte Fund for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research, C/O Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston MA 02284. This fund researches Glioblastoma, which took our Madeleine, as well as ATRT, and 100% of donations go to research.