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Obituary for Madison Claire Marmo (Marmo)

Madison Claire Marmo, 22, of Spring Lake, passed away on December 31, 2023.

Our precious Madison was a divine gift from God. She was our angel. Maddie's radiant and beautiful soul illuminated the world with a profound purity that enveloped everyone around her in a warm, calming light. Her presence left an indelible mark everywhere she went. Even strangers couldn't help but approach us to remark on both her beauty and the evident love between us. We feel incredibly blessed and grateful that God had entrusted our family with the love and care of our extraordinary child. She was the light of our lives, and we all cherished every moment we shared with her. Madison adored being with her family, our home was always brimming with laughter and love. Madison especially treasured her siblings, Samantha and Tyler, and the bond they shared is as venerable as it is everlasting. Madison particularly relished Samantha's heartfelt renditions of her favorite songs and her brother's acts of carrying her around the house like a princess. The love and memories they shared will live far and beyond today. 

In addition to the relationships shared within the family, Madison’s pure heart and gentle demeanor always connected us to the most genuine people who wanted to emulate what they saw in her. These connections with other like-minded individuals forged lifelong friendships. These friendships developed mutual understanding and respect, which embodied Maddie's power to bring people together. In fact, after identifying these powers Maddie had, we began referring to her as “Sup,” short for “Superstar”. It is the love and support from our family and friends that carried us through this journey and the many journeys to come.

However, Maddie’s powers did not end at bringing people together she was also an incredible teacher. Although Madison was a student most of her life at The Children’s Therapy Center, followed by Ladacin in Ocean Township, she did much more by teaching us how to view the world. She knew the simple things in life brought the most joy to her family and others. She taught us to appreciate our blessings rather than seek out frivolous desires. For Maddie, the simple things she cherished were spending time with loved ones, a calm walk down the boardwalk in her stroller, eating her favorite foods, relaxing in the hot tub, or watching her favorite shows. Maddie hoped everyone could find the joy she found in these things. Maddie was a constant reminder that life can be complicated and often challenging, but finding the small things that bring you joy is how we all make the most of our lives. 

Although at school she was renowned as a fashionista with the best hairstyles, Maddie’s true impact lay in her spirited personality or what we referred to as her third power. We all deeply admired and cherished her feisty traits. Maddie's unwavering determination was the driving force that helped her navigate the complexities of her unique life. Every challenge in her life, she defied the odds, shocking the doctors and nay-sayers time and time again. Despite facing adversity, she demonstrated resilience every single day and never complained. 

For the past two years, we've been fortunate enough to call Spring Lake our home. We feel so blessed we were able to give Maddie this gift. She adored the leisurely strolls along the beach in her stroller, inhaling the refreshing salt air, swimming in the pool with her family, and her many trips to town, which brought her such joy as she was warmly greeted by many. She relished in the summer's fun energy and the core group that remained in the Winter. She was always the center of our soirees and loved being around Samantha and Tyler’s friends. She even made it to the Parker House a few times. 

Every aspect of our life with Madison brought goodness, and she was a beacon of light that guided us through our lives with such love. Madison inspired us all, her gentle soul will live on forever within each of us.  She is now in our heavenly Father’s arms, running and talking and living a life with no limits. We can’t wait to embrace you again in heaven, our sweetest angel. 

Beloved daughter of Nicole and Tony Marmo. Loving sister of Samantha and Tyler. Dearest granddaughter of Claire Hines and Tony and Hilda Marmo. Cherished niece, cousin, and friend to so many.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Madison’s name to Dup15q Alliance. Link to the donation page is below: or donations can be made by check or money order. Make check payable to “Dup 15q Alliance” and send to: Dup 15q Alliance 250 N Trade St, Ste 205 PMB 155 Matthews, NC 28105 USA