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Karen A. Madden, 53, wife of Dickie Bateman, a resident of New Haven, New York, passed away at the Oswego Hospital on July 31, 2014. Surrounded by dozens of family and friends, she lost her courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Schenectady, New York, she was a daughter of Patrick and Theresa "Terry" (Morinelli) Madden. She graduated from Draper High School, having been a member of the cheerleading squad, a flute player in the band and class president. Karen continued her education at SUNY Oswego, earning a bachelor and master's degree in education. She enjoyed the area so much that she never left, finding employment and friends. During her time at SUNY she received a student teaching placement at New Haven Elementary, and following her graduation returned to a full-time position where she remained for the next 27 years.

Karen dedicated her life to teaching, and more importantly, touching the lives of countless students with whom she shared her passion for learning. Most recently she felt privileged to institute and supervise the new Math Mania program at New Haven Elementary.

Away from the classroom, she loved boating, fishing and relaxing. Karen treasured her time at her new dream home – the "lake house", spending time with her cats, Terribelle and Selfisha, who will miss her dearly.

Surviving besides her father, Pat Madden, is her husband, Dickie Bateman, with whom she spent the past 30 years. Karen is survived by her sister, Kathleen "Kathy" (Chris) Massaroni of Voorheesville, New York; and nephews, Kevin and Christopher, and niece Jenna. She is also survived by her in-laws, Richard and Karen Bateman; brother-in-law, Brian (Laura) Bateman; sisters-in-law, Kim (Chet) Fantom; niece Alexa; nephew, Mason; and Tammy (Bill) Hammond; and nephew, Nate and her 'partner-in-crime," niece, Abby Hammond.

A Mass of Christian burial for Karen and her mother, Theresa "Terry", will be celebrated on Monday, October 13, at 10:30am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 210 Princetown Road., Rotterdam. A visitation for Karen and Terry will take place on Sunday evening, October 12, from 4-7pm at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mexico Academy Central Schools Alumni Association (MACS Alumni Association), P.O. Box 1134, Mexico, NY 13114, in memory of Karen Madden. Proceeds will be
used to create a lasting memory at New Haven Elementary School, where Karen devoted her career.

The family would also like to extend their thanks to the Oswego Hospital for their
help and kindness..