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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My brother. I can tell you that it was an absolute honor to know you. Save me a seat at your table. Till Valhalla.
Submitted by Jason Carmody on Feb 8 2018 04:01:21 PM
Rest easy Geno! We’ve got it from here!
Submitted by Dan Fegley on Feb 8 2018 04:01:17 PM
Lital Eizenboim lit a candle for Eugene Francis Madden
Lital Eizenboim lit a candle on Feb 8 2018 03:38:27 PM
RIP our hero brother in blue. I will miss you so much. I know your'e with the angels now watching us.
To Geno's family and to Oleysa, may care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
Submitted by Lital Eizenboim on Feb 8 2018 03:36:49 PM
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TAMMY JO GILLIAM lit a candle on Feb 8 2018 03:17:45 PM
To Oleysa and all of Geno's family: Roy and I would like to express our condolences. We are very saddened over Geno's passing and not realizing he was so sick. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Roy says he will never forget Geno greeting him every time we'd see him with a "Boy let me tell you what" and a big grin. Geno was a very special person and we're going to miss him! Roy Stone & Regena Wells.
Submitted by Regena Wells & Roy Stone on Feb 8 2018 01:57:26 PM
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