Madeline Elzina Carbin

May 8, 1922 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 97)


Madeline Elzina (Maloney) Carbin of Butler, age 97, died Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Newhaven Court at Clearview.

She was born in Fenelton, PA on May 8, 1922, the youngest daughter of 6 children of William “Bill” F. and Lillian “Lillie” Mae Morrow Maloney. She was preceded in death by her parents, her five siblings, an infant son (Ronald Lee), and her husband, Bernard Anthony Carbin Sr.

Madeline was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and Bernard were married on June 6, 1945 in Butler, PA. They were married for 65 years. Madeline was a military spouse and proudly supported her husband who served his country for 23 years. She worked at Murphy’s and Castle Rubber in Butler before the military took them around the country. They lived in Salina, KS; Gulfport, MS; Shreveport, LA; Columbus, OH, Little Rock, AR; Guam and Rome, NY. When her husband retired from the Unites States Air Force in 1964 they settled in Butler, PA.

Madeline most loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed playing many games, including cards, scrabble, bingo and dominoes. She hosted many family holiday gatherings, family game nights and ‘Survivor’ and Super Bowl parties. She was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates. She enjoyed shopping with her daughters, planting flowers, and watching humming birds. She was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church in Butler.

Madeline was the loving mother of her four surviving children, Beverly (J. Vincent) Hanratty, Bernard A. (Alice) Carbin Jr., Sharon (Joel) Tipton and Michelle (Jon) McKain all of Butler. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Michael Hanratty, Christine Allison, Alicia Udovich, Ashley DiCriscio, Jason Tipton, Deanna Clemens, Bernard Tipton, Lisa McLay, Danielle Orth and Sean McKain; and 18 great-grandchildren, Sydney and Cameron Hanratty, Nolan, Brody and Becca Allison, Anabella and Maria Udovich, Anna, Emily, Olivia and Natalie McKain, Henry and Ruth Tipton, Evelyn Clemens, Viola and Avery Tipton, and Madeline and Julia DiCriscio.

Madeline’s family would like to thank the staff at Newhaven Court for caring for her for the past 6 years and also the staff at Amedisys Hospice.

Friends of Madeline will be notified about a memorial celebration of her life when we are again able to gather together.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Arrangements by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler. Information can be found and condolence messages placed at


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