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Nora Madsen

1940 ~ 2021 (age 81)


Nora Madsen, age 81, of Ringwood, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Born and raised in Waldwick, Nora was a Ringwood resident for 53 years. Before her retirement in 2014, Nora was the Senior Customer Service Manager at Bayer Healthcare in Wayne, where she worked for 36 years.
Nora was a dedicated volunteer for the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts and a member of the Ringwood Seniors. Nora most loved spending time with her extended family, creating wonderful memories each day and on trips around the country and to Europe. Before the phrase was popular, Nora knew “Love is a Verb” and lived her life by that motto. Her actions towards family and friends always demonstrated her love and concern.

Nora is predeceased by her husband, Edward Madsen and survived by her children, Leah Madsen, Terry Madsen and his wife Bonnie, cherished grandchildren Ryan and Nicole Madsen. She is also survived by her sisters and best friends: Winifred Bonicos (Jerry), Kathleen Klipfel (Howard); many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Nora will be lovingly remembered and missed. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 26th from 2:00- 5:00 at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, (, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. Nora’s funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 27th at 10:30am at St. Luke’s Church, 340 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Nora’s memory may be made to: The Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts, P.O. Box 32, Ringwood, NJ 07456 or The American Brain Foundation Lewy Body Dementia Fund, 201 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415-1126.


September 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
September 27, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Luke's RC Church
340 N. Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423

September 27, 2021

11:45 AM
Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah


Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
P.O. Box 32, Ringwood NJ 07456

American Brain Foundation
201 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55415

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