Skowhegan-Madelyn Colligan Krause, 93, died peacefully at her home in Skowhegan on February 7, 2018. At the time of her death, Madelyn was surrounded by her family. \r\n\r\nMadelyn was born May 24, 1924, to Lillis Henry and Elizabeth Ellen (Fitzsimmons) Colligan. \r\n\r\nMadelyn grew up in Connecticut. She shared many memories of her time living on Pauline Avenue in West Haven while raising her young family. She then moved with her family to East Haven where she lived until she moved to Maine. Madelyn worked for many years at Hamden Whitney Answering Service. \r\n\r\nMadelyn used her talents in knitting and crocheting to make memorable gifts for her family. Her love showed in each stitch. The sweaters, robes, ponchos and dolls she lovingly created with each family member in mind will bring comfort to her family in this time of loss and sorrow. \r\n\r\nMadelyn was predeceased in death by her parents; and husband Richard Warren Krause. \r\n\r\nMadelyn leaves behind her eight children, Kathleen (Michael) Dabbraccio of East Haven, Richard (Eva) Krause, Jr. of Fairfield, Karl (Joann) Krause of North Branford, Charlene (Art) Longley of East Haven, Elizabeth (Frank) Perrelli of Greenwich, NY, Craig (Barbara) Krause of Stratford, NY, Beverly (Larry) Cifarelli of East Haven and Rhonda (Roger) Whiteneck of Skowhegan; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.\r\n \r\nServices and burial will be held in Connecticut. Friends may call from 10am – 12pm on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Clancy Funeral Home in East Haven, CT. Burial will immediately follow at East Lawn Cemetery.