Official Obituary of

Nicholas "Nic" D. Madigan

December 24, 1985 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 38) 38 Years Old

Nicholas "Nic" Madigan Obituary


                                      99 SUMMER ST. FITCHBURG, MA

                                              Obituary Notice

Nicholas D. Madigan “Nc”, 38 of Martinsville , Virginia and a former resident of Fitchburg, MA passed away peacefully on February 5,2024 at his home.

Nic battled a long term illness with determination and courage

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Jennifer (McCollon) Madigan who devoted her life  with compassion, patience and encouragement as Nic’s caregiver. He also leaves his parents, David and Joanne (Badagliacca) Madigan of North Ft. Myers, Florida, his father-in-law and mother –in-law, Garry and Cathy McCollom of Martinsville , Virginia, step- children, Caitlin Sanchez, and Darren Blakely, his maternal grandmother, Dee (Eileen Sheilds) Badagliacca and many aunts, and uncles. He was predeceased by his brother Craig, whom Nic called his “best buddy” with unconditional love,  they were inseparable, his paternal grand parents Bob and Bobbi Madigan, maternal grandfather, Carpo Badagliacca, uncles, Jim Badags, Ron LeBlanc, Tom Madigan, Paul Thibodeau and his aunt Nancy (Badagliacca)  Roy.

Nic was full of life,a loving , fun, comical and loyal person who believed above all else in the importance of family. Nic played in local youth sports, basketball, baseball, and street hockey. When Nic entered Fitchburg High School he played football, as that was his passion for four years. He was very  proud to be on the Red Raiders Team  that went 4-0 in the Thanksgiving Day  game historic rivalry. This gave him the” bragging rights”  with his cousins, who preceded him as FHS football players.

For many years Nic devoted his time as score keeper at every level of Biddy League Basketball. Nic was the first one to volunteer for all he was asked to do. One of the most special times was when he brother, Craig, participated in the Special Olympic Events. Nic was there to volunteer in any way he could, with pride and joy and support(cheering loud and clear) for his “best buddy”.

Nic was instrumental, along with his parents in the founding of Craig’s WayCraig’s Way , a non-profit organization in his brother’s memory. Craig’s Way raises money through fundraisers. The various donations have been given to Seniors at local high schools, the Special Olympics organization, youth sports within the communities, families in need, the Jimmy Fund,Special Surfers of Maine, compassionate Friends, and other organizations as the needs arise.

Nic was honored to hold the position of Vice President of Craig’s Way in high esteem. In memory of Nic, this position will no longer exist. Craig’s Way will now be known as Nic and Craig’s Way.  Nic spent his summers at Yankee land Campground in Kennebunk, Maine. Nic enjoyed and looked forward to his time there, where he had many lifelong friends -old and young. He enjoyed movies, especially horror films. He could tell you every line in many of these movies. This made him a tough competitor in game of Trivia. Nic’s love of various music could be found on his playlist. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Calling hours for Nic will be held on Tuessday, March 19,2024  at the funeral home from 4 until 7p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 20,2024 @ 11a.m. in St. Anthony De Padua Church, 84 Salem St. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nic’s memory to: Nic & Craig’s Way, c/o Dee Badagliacca, 855 John Fitch Highway #23, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

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