Dr Madeline Kelly "Maddy"

It was Maddy's request for bright colours to be worn. No black please.

Family flowers only please.

A private service for family and invited guests will be held at 11.00am. You are invited to watch the service online using the link below:




The service at Parndon Wood Crematorium is open to everyone. If you are unable to attend and would like to watch the service online, the link is as follows:

Website https://watch.obitus.com 

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Charity details

St Clare West Essex Hospice Care Trust

The work of St Clare is about helping those affected by life-limiting illnesses to have the best quality of life.

Registered Number 1063631


Messages of condolence

In loving memory of Maddy Denise and Martin

Mr Martin Carruthers

Maddy, may your strength be with your family forever. Your amazingness will always be in my memories. Lots of love Mandy, Sam & Dorothy

Ms Miranda Rungay

We will miss Maddy very much. When I think of her I smile. Maddy was smart, funny, determined & always listened with interest. I’ll miss our walks & conversation. Rest in peace beautiful Maddy x Dear John, David, Erin, Alex, Morwenna & Annabel you are all in our thoughts, sending all our love xxx

Mr & Mrs Zena & David Lacey

In memory of my darling daughter Maddy of whom I am immensely proud. She has given so much love to so many people and, despite her eight year long battle with cancer, she has achieved so much for her lovely family and for many local events, including raising thousands of pounds for cancer charities. I will miss her so much but I know that she is now safe in her Dad’s arms in heaven, surrounded by God’s love. Rest In Peace my lovely girl. Xx

Mrs Morwenna Semos

Rest in Peace, Maddy

Mr Robin Taylor-Hunt

"Friends of Guiding" will miss the enthusiasm, vigour and friendship Maddy brought to the group - she was an inspiration to us all and will be sorely missed

Friends of Guiding

In memory of my wonderful friend Maddy and with gratitude to St Clare Hospice who cared for her at the end. ❤

Mrs Rachel Whitworth

We attended the beautiful crematorium service and joined the celebration of Maddy’s life at The Chequers yesterday - thank you. We never managed to speak to the family, however, you all seemed so strong. Maddy was an exceptional lady and our love and thoughts are with you all.

Mr & Mrs Pete Brombley

A brave, strong and truly inspirational lady. Taken to soon and will be sorely missed, but we feel privileged to have known you. Our thoughts and love to John, David, Alex, Erin and family. Danny, Lisa, Max and Sid xxx

Mr Daniel Martin

Much chatting and laughter on the football sidelines, sharing stories while the boys played. Such a contagious lady who will be sorely missed by so many. Heaven has truly gained an angel 💖

Mrs Kae Hewitt

I only met Maddy twice in person but I knew how well loved she was by our mutual friends. Even when I saw her in her later days she was funny & kind and had stories to tell, it was a pleasure to have met her. Maddy I wish we had been able to make just one more nail appointment that you had wanted 💗 RIP Maddy, shine bright & sending sincere condolences to John & all the family x x

Mrs Lindsay Moore

Maddy, an inspiration to us all, what a battle she fought and with such strength, determination and sheer force of will. From very early in our careers to becoming parents to just making us think every now and then how to appreciate every minute Maddy was a guiding hand, a big sister we never had. I’m glad the sun is shining for her today, her bright light shines on in the mark she has left in all our lives. Whenever times are hard we will think ‘what would Maddy do’ and keep her spirit alive with us. Much love to John, David, Erin and Alex xxxx

Mr & Mrs Andy & Pippa Brown

Our love and condolences to Morwenna, John, David, Erin and Alex. Maddy was loved by all and made a huge difference to the lives of others in our community. She was brave, clever , funny and fun loving and we will miss her so much. Always in our memories. Rest in peace Maddy. With love, Jo & Evie

Ms Jo Bennett

A loving courageous lady with so much determination and strength. Sending love to John, David, Alex, Erin and family from The Carefords.

Mr & Mrs Sam Careford

Dear Maddy, you were an inspiration to us all, with love to John and family.

Mr & Mrs David and Alison Joel

Maddy you are inspiration to us all - always thinking of how you can help others even through adversity . I loved helping at the Brownies with you - with your fun , energy , kindness and amazing organisational skills ! We will all miss you . Love from Jane ( Koala )

Mrs Jane Perry

Dear John, Morwenna, Annabel, David, Erin and Alex, Sending you all our love and support - we will miss Maddy enormously and treasure her friendship and blessed adventures together. Fun-loving, encouraging, courageous and honest are just a few words to describe the wonderful Maddy. God Bless you Maddy...until we meet again xxx

Mr & Mrs Neil and Rachel Povey

Maddy - you fought so bravely and for so long. Your love of Guiding, your passion and your organisational skills will forever be remembered in the district. I miss our WhatsApp chats. Rest in peace my lovely friend. Sleep well. Tasha xx

Mrs Natasha Stride

Thank you Maddy for the kindness you showed whilst working with you back in my student and early career. I will always remember your patience and support, but your smile will stay with me always. Lots of love and best wishes to your family.

Mrs Rebecca Kitchen

All our love to Morwenna, John, David, Alex and Erin and all who loved Maddy. I will miss Maddy's friendship so much. Her sharp intellect, wicked sense of humour, passion for life and determination to make a positive difference to her community. She made an impact on so many people and has left us all better for knowing her. Bye bye beautiful soul. x

Ms Cassy Waugh

Remembering Maddy fondly, sending love to John and all her family. A remarkably brave lady. Ann and Peter.

Mrs Ann Dodkin

Maddy was beautiful, courageous and inspirational to many. She will be truly missed. Our love and best wishes to John, David, Erin, Alex and Morwenna xx

Mr & Mrs Paul and Mary Worsley

An inspiration to us all. She always had a smile as she fought a brave battle. Maddy will be missed in the neighbourhood. Our thoughts are with Maddy's family at this time.

Mrs Fiona Palmer

Thinking of you all during this difficult time Maddy was always such a strong and positive person through all the years she suffered. May all your wonderful, treasured memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time. Jean xxx

Ms Jean Claridge

Maddy’s kindness, friendliness, intelligence and positive nature are just a few of her many attributes I admired. I had the privilege of working with Maddy and fondly remember her family values, she always spoke so fondly of John, David, Alex & Erin and was a very proud Mum. Condolences to you all. Sleep tight Maddy. X

Mrs Hayley Smith

We have no words for your loss. Wonderful memories of good times together will be a comfort and pleasure. Maddy’s positive view on life inspired so many. John, David, Alex and Erin you were everything to Maddy and she did everything possible to stay with you. Stay strong. All our love, Graham and Sonia

Mr & Mrs Graham & Sonia Bruce Roberts

I first met Maddy in the early 1990’s and have fond memories of socialising with her on many occasions. Maddy was always so jolly and fun to be around. She remained so positive through the toughest of times, truly an inspiration to us all. Maddy, your beautiful smile and bubbly laugh will live on in our hearts for years to come x

Mrs Jane Holbrook

Dear Maddy, You always have a smile on your face and loved a good chat. Such a brave and positive lady you are. Rest in peace Maddy and sending my love and thoughts to all your family. Xxx

Mrs Rachel Bird

I have so many fond memories of Maddy, with our families spending happy times together when the kids were small. She was always so positive about life and I feel honoured to have known her. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.

Mrs Stacey Ellis

Remembering Maddy as the strong, determined, feisty lady she was and someone who was a pleasure to work with. Sleep in peace now. Condolences to all John and the family. Liz

Mrs Liz Mitchell

My condolences to John, David, Alex, Erin and all of Maddy's family and friends. I worked with Maddy for many years. She was a fantastic person to work with and great friend When I think of Maddy, I think of her lovely smile which brought a ray of sunshine wherever she was, her clever mind, her ability to do always do a fantastic job. Shr spoke often and very fondly about her family i also tbink of her love of music, singing and dancing. I have a lovely image in my mind of Maddy's radiant smile while dancing and singing along to Abba at the theatre. Rest well beautiful Maddy. Xxx

Ms Debbie Tompson

We will all miss Maddy's positive outlook, unwavering smile, and sense of fun. She has been such a positive influence on me personally, my family, and the wider community. We are all privileged to have known such a determined, brave, and inspirational woman, and I feel privileged to have called her my friend and to have shared fun times and memories with her. I will always think of Maddy when I watch the ballet and walk around certain areas of Sawbridgeworth where we walked together, admiring the flowers in gardens and chatting for England! Our thoughts and love go to John, David, Erin, and Alex as well as all her family. xxxxx

Mrs Julia Statham

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Maddy was an amazing brave lady and will never be forgotten. Love Wendy, Trevor, Joe and Benjy Leak x

Mrs Wendy Leak

May you rest in peace. Always thinking of you

Ms Cathie McIntosh

A shining light has went out in all of our lives. Will never forget you Maddy. Rest in peace. God Bless. Love from The Kelly Family x

Mrs Anne Kelly

Maddy was an amazing person who was always thinking of others even when fighting so hard against her illness, She brightened any room she was in and I valued her friendship and worldly advice. I am sure there are no words to console John, David, Alex and Erin along with her other family and friends but hope the happy memories help. Love and prayers for you all. Liz xxx 'They whom we lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are'.

Mrs Elizabeth Bygate

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Mandy was a wonderful colleague, friend and an amazing contributor to the local community She will be very much missed

Mrs Rachel Gibson

Mandy was such a lovely lady

Mrs Anita Hogg

John and family - our thoughts are with you… Andy and Dan

Mr Andy Bates

Such a long brave fight and an inspiration to us all. Lots of love, Philippa , Geoff, Alex, Benny and Colin

Mrs Philippa Routledge

Maddy was an amazing lady full of enthusiasm for everything she got involved in and so supportive to lots in the local community she lived in. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Lots of love to John, David, Alex and Erin and the rest of her family. The Crouchman family xxx

Mrs Julie Crouchman

Maddy is dearly missed - thinking of Maddy’s friends and family at this difficult time. Maddy was my daughter’s Brownie leader and I was on Maddy’s team as a volunteer - we had a lot of fun and many laughs along the way - a great leader who connected to the Brownies admirably. Rest in peace Maddy. With love - Sarah and daughter Kate Collyer xx

Mrs Sarah Collyer

Maddy will be very much missed. Her sense of community and kindness made her stand out from the crowd. We send our love and strength to John, David, Alex and Erin at this difficult time. Best wishes, Ian, Linda, Francesca and Isabel Bowler.

Mrs Linda Bowler

Maddy was a lovely colleague, and always asking the pertinent questions. I keep fond memories of working, and a bit of socialising, with Maddy and John, quite a few years ago already. I remember both your joie de vivre and good spirit and sense of humour. John and family, I send you thoughts of strength for these moments of sadness from the depth of my heart and give you a big hug.

Dr Odile Dewit

So many happy memories of Maddy as both a friend and colleague. Bright, curious, determined and thoughtful; she never did anything half hearted. She is much missed. Much love to John and family Janette

Ms Janette Laroche

To Maddy, a beautiful young woman with whom we share wonderful memories. Rest In Peace xx

Mr and Mrs Alan and Celia Littlefield

In memory of Maddy with love to all the family from Barbara and the whole Tame family.xx

Mrs Barbara Tame

In remembrance of Maddy. Sending our love to all the family. Ro, David and Sophie xxx

Dr David Kelsell

Maddy was a wonderful, intelligent, warm person who will be sadly missed. Having known her for 25 years, the last time we met was in Edinburgh, a place she loved to visit. Many condolences to John and all the family.

Dr Isabel Brough

I have so many fond memories of Uni with you Maddy. It won’t be the same reminiscing without you but you will be forever in our hearts xxx

Mrs Anne Williams

Maddy was such an inspiration to us all, she will be much missed but always remembered.

Ms Annelise Berendt

We are all the poorer for losing Maddy far too soon, but we are all the richer for having known her. Sending love and thoughts to Maddy's family and friends

Dr Maria Davy

Maddy I miss you so much, we had the best of times growing up. You brought so much fun to us all. You have been such a warrior. Lots of love to John, David, Erin, Alex, Morwenna and Annabelle Sarah xxx

Mrs Sarah Clark

Maddy was a wonderful lady who I admired a lot. I worked with her for a while, she had true grit and determination, she never gave up, I learnt a lot from her. My thoughts are with all of her family at this very sad time. Rest in peace, sleep well Maddy xx

Mrs Amanda Baines

We had 30 years of amazing friendship; Maddy's ability to natter for hours was quite unparalleled, but despite this we somehow both managed to successfully finish our theses. Maddy has left an enormous hole in all the lives she touched, but words can't express how much love we send to John, David, Erin, Alex, Morwenna, Annabelle and all the other dear, dear friends she had. Jan, Neil, Clare and Rebecca xx

Dr Jan Liptrot

Maddy, it was an honour to know you and call you a friend. You were such an inspiration to so many. Gone far too soon and sadly missed. My love to your family.

Mr Jamie Griffin

Remembering Maddy and sending love to all her friends and family xxxx

Mrs Amanda Karp

We laughed till we cried and we cried when all we could do was hold each other’s hands. I will love you forever ❤️ Louise Harry and Tilly.xxx

Mrs Louise Bailes

Dearest Maddy. The first time we met, 20 years ago, at ante natal classes we all laughed so much. And the last time I saw you, though you were suffering, you still managed to make me laugh. You were always such easy and fun company. A good friend to so many, I feel blessed to be one of them and to have had the chance to tell you so xxx

Mrs Janine Peart

A wonderful lady with immense spirit. Maddy will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her but never forgotten. With love to her family at this difficult time.

Miss Colette Briden

Maddy was so lovely and will be missed for sure. She was fun, clever, inspiring, beautiful and made me laugh out loud. I’ll never forget her, she inspired me both at work and from Brownies. Sending love and prayers in this awful period of loss. Love Ellen & Little Erin xx

Mrs Ellen Downing

We were honoured to have known Maddy, a spirited, positive, thoughtful and strong lady. Sending our love and strength to John and children at this time xx With love from Kerry, Costa, Nico and Kaitlyn x

Mrs Kerry Mavris

What an amazing lady who fought so very bravely over the past 8 years. A real inspiration to her family and friends. With love Sam, Mark, Olivia & Callum Amos xx

Mrs Sam Amos

Thinking of Maddy and her family at this time.. Louise

Ms Louise Hosking

In memory of an amazing lady who gave so much to our community and will be sorely missed. With love Mel & Jon Vaughan & family xxxxx

Mrs Melanie Vaughan

What a brave and courageous mother and wife. We are so sorry for your loss. From Lisa, Jon, Joe and Sam Collins

Mr & Mrs Jon and Lisa Collins

Service details

Celebration of a Life

21 June, 2022 12:30

Parndon Wood Crematorium

Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, CM19 4SF