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Thomas Stephen Madru

August 7, 1933 ~ May 19, 2018 (age 84)
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WESTFIELD-Thomas Stephen Madru, 85, passed away at his home in Westfield, MA on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Thomas was born on August 7, 1933 in Chester, MA to James J. and Rosalie M. (Willey) Madru.  He earned his Bachelor or Arts degree in economics at UMASS. He was a longtime resident of Westfield, MA where he served as Police Commissioner for the City of Westfield and on the Board of Trustees for Westfield State University.  He was an avid sports fan with a special love for golf.  Thomas was a golf historian who contributed to Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated and the Golf Journal.  He started the Golf Program at St. Mary’s High School in Westfield, MA where he captured two league championships.  Thomas had a very special place in his heart and was very proud of his four children and grandchildren.  Predeceased by his parents James and Rosalie Madru and his brother Paul Madru, he leaves his sons: Timothy Madru of Cape Cod, MA James Madru and his wife Carole of Cape Cod, MA and Ted Madru and his wife Tiffany of West Hartford, CT; his daughter Anne Salas of Cape Cod, MA, his brother Buddy Madru of Chicopee, his sister Sharon Florek and her husband Dave Kensier of Westfield, MA, his four grandchildren and joy of his life: Nicole Salas, and Dylan, Cassandra, and Tatum Madru along with many other family members and friends.  A private burial will take place at Chester Pine Hill Cemetery in Chester, MA.  End of life arrangements entrusted to Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC 691 College Highway, Southwick, MA.  To express condolences, share memories or photos please visit Thomas’s memorial page at www.avaloncelebrations.com 

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