Eugene Francis Madden (aka Gene/Geno/UE) was born on November 29, 1966 in Hoboken, NJ and was the youngest of four. He grew up in Long Island, NY and graduated Valley Stream Central High. Gene had many life-long friendships and his natural charm and wit won over new friends wherever he went. He loved sports both as a participant and fan (and not shy to voice his disappointment). Gene was a true patriot, avid history buff, and loved to take part in a good debate. He was proud of his Irish heritage and loved to spend time at his family home in West Cork and sharing that experience with friends over the years.
A natural protector, Gene found his calling with the NYPD for 20 years; first with Housing PSA 6 & 2 and later in the Narcotics Division for Manhattan North, Queens Division, and Queens North. He was promoted to Detective in 1996 and was an elected Delegate to the Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) for the Queens Narcotic Division. Among his commendations, Gene received the Combat Cross in 1993 for his actions in the line of duty. By far, his greatest NYPD honor was serving alongside his colleagues as a 9/11 first responder for many months.
After his retirement, Gene settled in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he passed on February 6, 2018.
Gene is the son of the late James and Elizabeth Madden of whom he thought of daily. He is survived by his son Andrew who is his pride & joy, his loving wife Olesya and 3 siblings: Barry, Pauline & Traci as well as many loving aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins both here and abroad. He will be missed by many friends and his brotherhood of NYPD colleagues.
A visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet. A service will be held at 6:00 PM.
A visitation in NY will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1:00-3:30 PM and 6:00-8:30 PM at New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde, NY 11040. A church service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, February 19, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Valley Stream, NY.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.
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Submitted by Bill Chamberlain on Feb 11 2018 12:34:13 PM
God Bless Mr Madden from a fellow a NY were all proud .Well all raise a glass this ST Patrick's Day for you.
Submitted by Dimitri Poupoulas on Feb 11 2018 12:08:43 AM
So sorry to get this sad news your parents would be proud to read all the lovely tributes to you may you rest in their arms peacefully.... RIP the bed of heaven to you Eugene. TTFN.
Submitted by Anita Grant on Feb 10 2018 09:55:10 PM
Eugene we will miss you greatly. You were one of the most kind and caring people we had the privilege to know. We enjoyed the laughs and stories of your days on the NYPD force and offering to help plan our trip to NewYork St. Patty’s day. We offer love and support to your wife. Don’t know how the pool can open this summer without you. RIP neighbor.
Submitted by Chris, Sharon & John Parnell on Feb 10 2018 05:20:59 PM
Geno,I enjoyed every story that YOU told me about your years as NYPD Blue. You made me laugh when I didn't even feel like smiling. You will be sorely missed my friend. Rest now with your beloved parents.
Submitted by Nancy Johnson on Feb 10 2018 05:20:58 PM
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Shari Spada lit a candle on Feb 10 2018 01:43:50 PM
RIP my brother in Blue. Your a good man and friend. God bless you. My condolences to the Madden family.
-Retired Detective Angel Nieves (MNND)
Submitted by Angel Nieves on Feb 10 2018 11:08:59 AM
Joe & Patty Putnam lit a candle for Eugene Francis Madden
Joe & Patty Putnam lit a candle on Feb 10 2018 12:45:36 AM
I’m sorry for your family’s loss. We read of Gene’s life work and illness he got from working as a 9/11 Hero and want to offer our condolences. May he Rest In Peace.
Submitted by Janice Smith and Charles Danberry on Feb 9 2018 10:00:22 PM
I am so sorry for your loss ! I hope you are okay, best wishes
Submitted by Jake Costello on Feb 9 2018 07:40:50 PM
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