Madeline Castiglia of Lancaster died Friday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. She was 89.
A Buffalo native, the former Madeline Murray, the youngest of 13 children, lived in the Town of Holland for a couple of years in the early 1940s and moved to Kenmore in 1955.
She lived in the Town of Tonawanda beginning in 1975 and moved to Lancaster in 1999.
She attended Annunciation Grammar and High schools before going to D'Youville College on a scholarship and earning a bachelor's degree in medical technology in 1934.
She then worked as a medical technician at City Hospital in Buffalo until 1940.
Mrs. Castiglia was a member of the Erie County Medical Association for Women. She enjoyed oil painting and ceramics.
Her husband, Dr. Christy F., died in 1984.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Uhrich-Duconmun of Augusta, Ga., and Corinne Topor of Rochester; a son, Russell of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday morning in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda. Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.