Madeleine Dempsey Rymar

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Madeleine Dempsey Rymar, 91, of Asheville, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Park Ridge Health. A native New Yorker, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Cook Norman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Dempsey. She is survived by her children, Thomas Dempsey, Frances Dempsey, Stephen Dempsey (Kerry), John Dempsey, Helen Mothena (DJ) and Kathy Kazlauskas (David), as well as twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at 3pm, Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church. She will be buried at St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Arbor Terrace, 3rd Floor Staff at Park Ridge Hospital, and especially Carita Bird for all her love, time and extraordinary care of Mom. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that memorial donations be made to St Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, 109 Crescent Hill Drive, Arden, NC 28704. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Sweet Maddie. You always treated us like family and we love you so. Wish we could have stopped by to visit but you know how life is with little kids. You will be missed but never forgotten.

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of this wonderful woman.

  2. It is the end of an era for the Schmidt family who shared so much history with the Dempsey’s. I was lucky enough to have Maddy here in NC so that not only could we keep in touch by phone but occasionally in person. I will miss her greatly since we shared so may experiences.

  3. I am the youngest of the Schmidt family from Woodlawn . My immediate recall of Maddy is her wonderful sense of humor, contagious laugh, and warm smile, all reflected in the beautiful photo selected ( not to mention her favorite color lavender / lilac shown in her sweater and shawl) . She was a gentle woman who was gracious and genuine – and loved by our family.

  4. My condolences to the Dempsey family on your loss. She and your dad were longtime friends of my parents and they had many great times together. I will always remember Maddie’s kindness and sense of humor.

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