Foxboro MA – Madeline Louise ( Carlson) Cantoreggi “Maddie” of Foxboro passed on May 10, 2018. She was born on January 29, 1935 and was the second child of the late Runar and Svea (Swenson) Carlson. Madeline was raised in Norfolk, MA and graduated from Walpole High School in 1953. After graduation she began her career as a secretary.
On October 17, 1959 she married Robert A. Cantoreggi and they shared 57 years of marriage together. In 1964, Bob and Madeline relocated to Westfield, MA. It was here she became a full time homemaker, having her son, Robert Arbey Jr. and daughter, Rebecca Anne. She was a part-time book keeper most recently at Agawam Dental Associates. Madeline was involved with the Westfield Women’s Club, duplicate bridge and party groups. She proudly raced around town in her Pontiac.
After twenty- five years, a job re-location allowed Bob and Maddie to return home and they bought a house in Foxboro. Now, that their children were grown, she became a full time office manager working in medical offices, and for most recently for Dr. Van J. Ritter in Franklin. She continued to play bridge and loved to get all dressed up and go to dinner at the Lafayette House, Pub 99 or Luciano’s. She was an avid reader of the newspaper and cookbooks. She was an excellent cook and unafraid to try new things. Above all, Maddie loved to shop. You could find her at Steiger’s in Westfield, and while in Foxboro she loved TJ Maxx, Talbots, and Syms. She was most famous at the Foxboro Hat Shop, but she also enjoyed a good trip to the grocery, drugstore, or Benny’s.
The highlight of Maddie’s life was the arrival of her grandchildren: Joseph Victor and Gianna Madeline Cameron, of Franklin, MA and Carlson Robert, and Amelia Jane (with whom she shares a birthday) Cantoreggi of Millis, MA. She then stopped working and along with Bob became devoted to their grandchildren. She babysat, swam in their pool, went to sporting events, recitals, and of course took them shopping and out to dinner in her Pontiac.
In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren she is survived by her son in law, Joe Cameron, and her daughter in law, Wendi (Lattuca) Cantoreggi , her sisters, Marni Cornell, Sally Austin, and her brothers Richard and Robert Carlson and her sister in laws, Louise Carlson and Joan Carlson and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Judi Moreau and her husband Ernie Moreau, and her niece Sarah Austin.
Maddie’s family would like to recognize Benchmark at Forge Hill and their Harbor Care Unit as well as Compassionate Care Hospice for the exceptional personalized care.
Arrangements are private, there will be a celebration of her life.