William Geren Madigan, Esq., 66, of Bath passed away on January 18, 2011 after a battle with cancer.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.25 at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, 8096 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport with a reception at the church to follow. After the reception, at 3 p.m. a burial service with military honors will be held at the Bath National Cemetery at the Bath Veterans Medical Center Bath.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider sponsoring a veteran or making a donation to a veteran. For details, contact Lynn Dinehart at Voluntary Services at the Bath Veterans Medical Center at 607-664-4965.

Gery was born in Hamburg. He was graduated in 1967 from Alfred University as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate, earning a RA Commission. He served four years in the United States Army Signal Corp, including a tour in Vietnam as an Infantry Captain from 1969 to 1970, where he earned two Bronze Stars, one with clusters. Upon Honorable Discharge, he taught English at Haverling Central High School in Bath before pursuing a legal career. He attended Syracuse University’s School of Law, earned his admittance to the Bar, and began practice as an associate at the law firm, Cole and Latham. During his legal career, he was a partner in the Bradstreet and Madigan law firm, as well as the Bradstreet, Madigan and Wallace firm.

In 2006, he semi-retired to Florida, and in January 2008, he moved to Dresden, Ohio, where he continued to practice and teach law, and became an innkeeper.

Gery was one of four children born to Raymond John Madigan Esq. (deceased) and Marjorie Geren Madigan (deceased). Gery is survived by his first wife, Carol Madigan, of Bath, who provided strength and support to him through his final days; his second wife, Verona L. Madigan, of Ocala Fla.; his son, Raymond James Madiganof Minneapolis Minn.; his daughters, Sally A. Madigan, Esq., of Corning, and Lisa E. Madigan, of Zanesville, Ohio; his brother, James Burke Madigan of Dresden Ohio; his sisters, Marjorie Madigan (Roger Campbell), of New York and Martha Gannon (James Gannon), of North Canton, Ohio; a nephew, Sean Geren Campbell; a niece, Jennifer Anne Gannon; a godson, Carmen S. Petix of Bath, and countless friends and family.