June Elizabeth Madigan 1923-2019

June Elizabeth Madigan of Leesburg, Virginia died Tuesday, Oct. 22, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. 

Born on July 18, 1923 in Fairfax, Virginia, she and her six siblings had very little to call their own. Yet, she made sure their lives were filled with fun, adventure and music.  She held the unique distinction of being the first woman to obtain a motorcycle license in Washington, DC. 

June was no stranger to hard labor either. Over the years she held many interesting jobs.  In World War II, she served her country as a military driver for the Navy.  She worked as a weigh master for a local quarry, also making and transporting TNT.  She managed three floral shops, a school cafeteria, and worked the family farm in Ashburn, VA.

June, affectionately known as “Grandma” to many, loved to laugh, sing, and dance.  Wherever she was, there was a celebration of life and love.  June was faithful to use her considerable musical talent to lead worship at her local church.  

Preceded in death by her husband, James Benjamin Madigan in 1990 and survived by her son, James B Madigan Jr. of Leesburg, VA; daughter, Ginger Madigan, of Williamsburg VA; and grandchildren Jennifer June Wigfield (Josue’ Santos) of Leesburg, VA; James Wesley Madigan (Martha) of Charlottesville VA, Austin King Madigan (Jessica) of Leesburg VA, Andrew Edwin Madigan of Leesburg VA, Chase Brooks Madigan of New York, NY, Jessica Quinn Ortega (Blake) and her 8 great-grandchildren, Juna Wigfield, Brynley, Asher and Ryder Madigan, and Savannah, Austin Jr., Kimber and Luke Madigan.  She also leaves behind her sister, Virginia Allen of Fredericksburg VA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.loudoufuneralchapel.com   

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