Carol Madalin Obituary

Carol Margaret Madalin
Carol Margaret Madalin

November 21, 1956 - December 21, 2018
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Naperville, Illinois

Obituary

A Life Well-Sung

Carol Margaret Madalin entered the world on Wednesday, November 21, 1956, in Detroit, MI. The third of three children, she enjoyed a childhood spent Michigan and Indiana before embarking on her professional musical adventure at the University of Michigan. She received her Bachelors and Masters consecutively in vocal performance. Although afterwards, she admitted she would have studied musical theatre if such a program existed, Carol excelled in operatic performance.

Carol moved and performed nationally and regionally with different opera companies, including the Adler Center of the Performing Arts in San Francisco, several different opera companies in Michigan, the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists in Chicago, and the touring Western Opera Theater. In 1982, she married another musician and performer, Michael Doll, and together they moved to Chicago. She was the soloist on an album of Martucci and Respighi works completed by the English Chamber Orchestra, recorded over two days in London. Although music was not her lifetime professional career, it was incredibly important to her and she stayed involved by singing in different groups, performing in musicals, and singing her children to sleep.

She had three beautiful girls - Elyse, Rachel, and Julianna - and embarked on a series of different positions and personal franchises with KinderMusic, Mary Kay, and DK books, before receiving a position at the Northbrook United Methodist Church as the choir director. After several years Carol was called into service to become a minister, returning to school full-time and receiving her Masters of Divinity at Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.

Carol was a deacon at Grace United Methodist Church until 2010 when she took a position with Seasons Hospice in Illinois as a hospice chaplain. Hospice ministry was the work of which she was most proud, and she came to a positive understanding with death and dying during her time there. The last few years of her life she took a new path and was employed as a healthcare advocate.

Carol courageously fought a battle with breast cancer that started in 2014 and progressed in the summer of 2017. While she was fighting, she took time for a two-week dream vacation with her family in Italy. She passed peacefully on December 21, 2018, surrounded by family and listening to songs they had recorded over the summer. Carol was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and friend, and she will be missed. She is joyfully and tearfully survived by her husband, Michael Doll; her three daughters, Elyse, Rachel, and Julianna; her mother Patricia Madalin; and brother Bill Madalin. She is celebrating in heaven with her father Bill, sister Cindy, and best dog Ruby.

Services will be held Saturday, January 5th 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church (300 E. Gartner, Naperville, IL, 60565.) A visitation and photo viewing will take place at 9:30am with a service and memorial at 11 am. The interment will be held privately with family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Planned Parenthood or Family Shelter Service in Naperville.

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Services

Visitation and Photo Viewing
Grace United Methodist Church
300 E. Gartner
Naperville, Illinois 60565
Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Service
Grace United Methodist Church
300 E. Gartner
Naperville, Illinois 60565
Saturday, January 5, 2019
11:00 AM