Madeline Ann Joseph 86, passed away at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville on Thursday morning March 22, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Waterville on October 30, 1925 to David and Tamamie Karem Joseph and was one of 22 siblings raised at the Head of Falls on Front Street in Waterville, Maine. Madeline attended St. Joseph School in Waterville which started her on her life-long affiliation with St. Joseph Maronite Church. A regular communicant and daily Mass attendee, she was part of " The Children of Mary" and a member of the Rosary Sodality. She assisted Father Sam and Father Larry in folding the weekly church bulletins and chaired the jewelry table at the annual Church Bazaar. In her later years, she continued to watch Mass on television when she resided at Goudreau's Retirement Home and most recently at Lakewood Continuing Care Center Both in Waterville. Madeline was an avid walker, card player and cook. She looked forward to going to her brother Tony's camp to swim in the summer. She enjoyed family Sunday get-togethers after church and loved the attention she received from her siblings and their families who all consider her a true Angel. Her most fond memories were trips to the coast for lobster with family members and her vacations with sister Celia in West Virginia. Madeline was predeceased by her parents, her siblings-- Brothers, Joe, Dave, Elias, James, John D., Alfred, Naseeb and Philip and sisters-- Lena Fotter, Julia Campion and Marianne Perry. She is survived by her brother George "Tony" Joseph and wife Joyce of Waterville, along with her sisters Josie Lafley of Harrisonberg, Virginia, Celia John of Wheeling, West Virginia and Selma Thompson of Springfield Illinois. She is additionally survived by sister-in-law Ann Joseph of Waterville and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks go to Lolita Day, Sandra Stevens and Debbie Hutchins and the nursing staff at MaineGeneral Medical Center , 2 North and staff at Lakewood Continuing Care Center. A Wake will be held at the Gallant Funeral Home 10 Elm Street Waterville on Friday March 30th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the Liturgy of the Faithful Departed Will be said on Saturday March 31st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Maronite Church, corner of Appleton and Front Street in Waterville with a mercy meal directly following the service. Burial will be in the family lot at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Maronite Church 3 Appleton Street Waterville, Maine 04901.