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 JOSEPH FUSCO on Feb 8 2018 06:34:21 PM
One of the finest men I have ever had the honor or privilege of knowing and getting to spend time with. He was a great man, loving husband, a wonderful father, and one of my best and dearest friends. I will remember all our long talks and all the advice you gave me. You took a piece of me with you, but Thank God I will always have a piece of you in my heart.
I Love and Miss you My Brother.
Fidelis ad Mortem.
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April Castle lit a candle on Feb 8 2018 06:24:16 PM
Gene you will always be in our heart and terribly missed. You are a HERO forever.
Thank You for your life of service. Prayers & thoughts for you and all your loved ones
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Geno....thanks for the laughter, Brotherhood and TBLNCB video's. You're a hoot and I'm sure Saint Michael is overjoyed to have you within the ranks of his heavenly Army. May our Lord Jesus Christ bring comfort to all who loved you. Rest easy Brother......you will be missed.
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Here's to you Pops! They'll be needed more of the dark stuff up there now, I'm thinking! Rest easy Brother!
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