Madelyn T. Correa

Madelyn Correa

Madelyn T. Correa went to be with the Lord on Thursday November 2, 2017, All Souls Day, after a courageous struggle with cancer.  She was born in Winnie, TX to Doris Jean Rumfola and Jerome (Dago) Toloudis.  She resided most of her life in Houston, TX with her husband of almost 40 years, Alfonso V. Correa.

Madelyn loved traveling with her husband making great memories in Mexico, Alaska, Canada, Argentina and New Mexico.  Growing up she loved spending summers in Beaumont, TX  with her cousins and many other relatives.  Her true love for making memories was in the chilly weather destinations.  She loved cats, especially Josie, Bella, Baby, and Sammie.  That love for furry friends was shared with her beloved dog, Max.  She also loved music and the arts.

Madelyn started her career as a dental hygienist with Dr. Vincent P. Roshager, where she managed his office and assisted him as he cared for his clients.  Later she expanded her career as a Logistics Coordinator for 10 years with Maurice Pincoffs, from where she retired.  Aside from work, her true passion was seen and felt in her caring for the sick, friends, family and especially elderly family members.  She was very giving, caring and selfless.

People loved her! From strangers to the closest of family members, the range of her compassion was broad and genuine………….not to mention her beauty. She made it her life’s work to enjoy every day to the max.  She loved her husband and daughter and continued to show her strength during her illness. 

Many friends and family have shared remarks such as…

“I have always thought of your mother as a beautiful, unique and vibrant woman.  She is a true warrior and is a face of grace and strength to all people who face cancer.”

 “Be proud…. She was a Fighter”

“She was always laughing and smiling and had such a presence when she walked into any room…”

“She was always so kind towards me and made me feel so loved.  She was always the best person to have conversations with and she understand me so well.  Her spirit always lit up the room and there was never a time I didn’t see her smiling.  She’s such a good person and I thank her you for being such a huge blessing in my life.  I love her to the moon and back.”

“She was always attentive to all her nieces and nephews and attended many of their sporting events.  She was there with loving arms and lots of LIPSTICK kisses.  No one can forget those!”

“What a sense of humor she had!  Always laughed with her.”

“Madelyn will always be remembered for her kindness towards me.  I bought some necklaces from her and every time I wear one of them I think of her.” 

“She has been a good friend to me.”

“It was a privilege to be a part of her care.”

“I have fond memories of her…..Trips to Uncle Donald’s place at Sargents Beach in her convertible with the top down on a beautiful sunny day with Janis Joplin playing. She is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever laid my eyes on.”

These are the kinds of words and remembrances that celebrate Madelyn’s’ life. 

Madelyn is preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Audrey Toloudis and Gerald Toloudis.  She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Al Correa; daughter, Cherice Villasana; siblings, Doris Walter (Chuck), Marcy Mann (Johnny); Darlene Toloudis-Johnston (Robert), Freddy Burnside (Paula), and Nick Toloudis;  mother -in-law, Maria A. Correa; in laws, Carmela Ramer (Donald) , Roland Correa (Nydia), and Mary Dewhurst (Charles); many beloved nieces , nephews and other relatives and friends. 

A Eulogy commemorating Madelyn’s life will commence Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM. This will be followed by the Funeral Mass at 2:00 PM to be held in the sanctuary of the Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church 7809 Shadyvilla Lane Houston, TX 77055.  The Family will receive guests immediately after the Mass at Fratelli’s Ristorante 1330 Wirt Rd 77055.

Respectfully, there will be no visitation at the Correa home afterwards. 

The family wishes to thank some wonderful persons for their care and concern during this most challenging time:  Drs. Aman Buzdar; Berkeley Powell; nurses: Carol Stalzer, Jeannie McDaniel and Karen Rucker. 

Please send all condolences and flowers to Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591.