Madeline Elizabeth (Moran) Hazlett, 80, beloved wife of Wendell Hazlett, died July 19, 2011, at her home in Leesburg, Va. She had been ill for quite some time.
She was born July 21, 1930, at James City, the fifth of nine children of Martin and Nina Moran. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Margaret (Bob) Sproull, Helen Ahlers, Mabel Scruton; and one brother, Sam (Carol) Moran. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
She was a graduate of Kane High School in Kane and graduated from Villa Maria College. She married Wendell Thomas Hazlett in June 1952 He died March 27, 1989.
Survivors include five children: Thomas (Susan) Hazlett of Bloomington, Ill., Michael (Diane) Hazlett of Bethesda, Md., Marta (Wally) Kaine of Leesburg, Peggy Hazlett of Harrisburg, and David Hazlett of Aguora Hills, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Maxwell Liffers, Cierra Hazlett, Jacob Polidi, Helen Hazlett and Joseph Hazlett.
During their 37-year marriage, Wendell and Maddie moved many times in support of his military and business career. They lived in many cities in the United States and Europe, from Fairbanks, Alaska to Weisbaden, Germany, and Maddie made many friends all over the world. She attended cooking school in Paris and continued to study the culinary arts throughout her life. Her chocolate chip cookies were second to none. Maddie was an avid reader and bridge player and loved to tackle the weekly New York Times crossword puzzle.
Maddie’s witty sense of humor charmed everyone she met. Although she had traveled the world over, she remained true to her small-town roots. She committed her life to her family, and she loved and cared for them until her death.
She will forever be missed and loved by those she leaves behind, until we meet again in Heaven.
The funeral will be at Pumphrey Funeral Home at 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a service at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on July 27. Interment will follow at the Gates of Heaven in Silver Spring, Md.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Fisher House Foundation (111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850) or Capitol Caring (2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church 22042, Attn. Colleen Cockrell –Memo on Check should read: Adler Center for Caring-Madeline Hazlett).