Janet Presutti-Madison

January 8, 1937 - September 27, 2016
Janet Presutti-Madison

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Janet Rose (Presutti) Madison passed away on September 27, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

Janet was born on January 8, 1937 in Wellsville OH to the late Domenic and Lucy (Giuliani) Presutti. She was the valedictorian of Wellsville High School Class of 1954. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1958, a Master’s in 1966 and completed all coursework for a doctorate, both in Dance from The Ohio State University.  Janet taught and choreographed at the University of Kansas in the Dance department.

Janet grew up as a member of the former Immaculate Conception Parish in Wellsville and spent 25 years in Salem where she raised her family and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Throughout her life, Janet loved music and enjoyed singing in the choir and all things Ohio State. Janet loved dance and created and choreographed the Salem Dance Line. She choreographed multiple musicals and was involved in several shows. Her main focus throughout her life was her family. She was a nurturing mother and teacher. Her greatest joy was being with her children and grandchildren.

Janet will be lovingly missed by her four sons: John Robert Madison and his wife Debbie of Pickerington OH, Dr. Michael Edward Madison and his wife Lacey of Salem OH, David Mark Madison and his wife Devon of Evanston IL and Jeffery Scott Madison and his wife Christine of Philadelphia PA; two brothers: Ron Presutti and his wife Joy of Naperville IL, and Richard Presutti and his wife Linda of Wellsville OH;  14 grandchildren: Michael, Lucas, Jack, William, Jonas, Curran, Merryn, Ellory, Brett, Casey, Julia, Brook, Avery and August as well as Many Nieces and Nephews.

In addition to her parents Janet was preceded in death by a grandson Kaelan Madison.

Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday October 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Father Peter Haladej of Holy Trinity Parish officiating. Burial will follow in St Elizabeth Cemetery.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 PM.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W Lane Ave. Columbus, OH 43221. Please indicate fund #605905 (The Presutti-Madison Memorial Dance Fund) in memo line of the check. Donation may also be made online at www.tmcfunding.com

Family and Friends may view this obituary and leave online condolences at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com or by visiting the funeral home facebook page.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

St. Elizabeth Cemetery - Directions
10th Street Extension
Wellsville, OH 43968

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  • September 28, 2016
    David McLaughlin says:
    Janet was a family friend and I got to know what a wonderful and giving person she was when she spent time in Columbus, where I have lived for 25 years. It ironic and spiritual that I decided to look her up again after all these years and sadly found this today. R.I.P. Jan.

  • September 29, 2016
    Brad & Nicole Myers says:
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the Madison family.

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  • September 29, 2016
    Janet was a wonderful Aunt to my daughter in- law. My sympathy to the Presutti Madison family. I was Blessed to have known her as Ron's Sister.

  • September 29, 2016
    Cheryl D. says:
    My sincere sympathy to the family and close friends. I hope that your beautiful memories of happy times spent together will give each of you comfort during this difficult time. Look forward to the fulfillment of God's promise of life without end, in perfect health, on a peaceful earth along with our resurrected loved ones, and death will be no more. (John 3:16; 5:28,29; Psalm 37:9-11,29) "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." - Revelation 21:4.