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M. Madelyn (Silva) Shupenko


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Claremont, N.H. — M. Madelyn (Silva) Shupenko formerly of the Bourdon Center, 67 Maple Ave., Claremont died on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. She was 97. Madelyn was born in Laconia, N.H. on March 21, 1920, to Manuel and Marion (Fecteau) Silva. She resided in Claremont most of her life, graduating from Stevens High School, Class of 1937.

Madelyn retired in 1981 from Joy Manufacturing Co. where she was employed for 40 years in various positions, retiring as an executive secretary. She was a member and former officer of the Stevens High School Alumni Association and a member of the Valley Regional Hospital Ladies Union Aid Society.

In her younger years, Madelyn was a candlepin bowler and for several years held the record high scores in both single and triple string scores at the Claremont Bowling Alley. Madelyn had many and varied interest, including oil painting, crocheting, knitting, cooking and was an avid reader and writer. She enjoyed traveling with her beloved husband, Adolph. 

Madelyn was predeceased by her husband, Adolph Shupenko in 2002; her sister, Rachel Boisvert in 2012; her brother, Francis Silva in 2010 and her sister-in-law, Erma Silva in 2009. Surviving her is a brother, Robert Silva and his wife Barbara of Concord and several special nieces and nephews and many cousins. 

There are no visiting hours There will be a private graveside service at the convenience of the family in the spring/early summer. The specific date and time will be announced later. In Madelyn’s memory, donations may be made to the Stevens High School Alumni Association, 24 Opera House Square, Box 29, Claremont, NH 03743. 

Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com