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EASTON--Doris "Madelyn" (Knapp) Blackwell, 82, a lifelong resident of Easton, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Southeast Rehabilitation and Care Center after a period of failing health. She was the loving wife of Alan L. Blackwell for 61 years.

Born in Brockton, a daughter of the late William J. and Doris Madelyn (Burnett) Knapp, she was raised in Easton and was a 1953 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. She continued her education at Brockton School of Nursing earning a certificate and furthered her education at the Faulkner Hospital for Lab Technology.

Madelyn was employed as a bacteriologist for Goddard Hospital in Stoughton, which consolidated into Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. Retiring after a professional career of 42 years.

Past President of the Junior Women's Club of Brockton, Madelyn enjoyed square dancing, camping with her family, traveling, and amateur photography. She also enjoyed Tole painting.

In addition to her husband Alan, she is survived by her children, Patricia A. Cappoli of Easton, Alan L. Blackwell, Jr. of Easton, Madelyn A. Curtis and her husband John C. of New Jersey and David J. Blackwell and his husband Brian E. Adams of Medway; two sisters, Margaret McCarty of South Carolina and Arlene Olson of North Carolina; a brother, William Knapp of Dartmouth; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 7:45 a.m. from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton Street, Stoughton, at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For directions or condolences visit