James Vincent Madden passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home in Bacliff, TX at the age of 67. Jim was born on December 3, 1950 in Hartford, CT to Joseph and Katherine Madden. Jim graduated from Villanova University in 1972 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Over the years, he worked for ARCO Chemical Company, Huntsman Chemical Corporation, Enron Corporation, Chemical Market Resources, Inc., Ingenia Polymers, and most recently Townsend Solutions, Inc. His expertise in the chemical and plastics industry was greatly admired. Jim enjoyed computer technology, playing classical piano, woodworking, cat whispering, and was a basic jack of all trades. He enjoyed life to the fullest extent with humor and words of encouragement for others, “I could talk the bark off a tree”. He will be greatly missed by all. Jim was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Katherine Madden, his parents-in-law John and Mary Ann Panagos, and his brother-in-law Bruce Panagos. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Linda Panagos Madden, his sisters Margaret Madden and Louise Plocharsky (David), his sisters-in-law Lisa Panagos, Kathy Armstrong, and Mary Diane Noone, his nephews Christopher Plocharsky (Lexia), Dillon Armstrong, Leighton Noone (Shannon) and Alex Noone (Christina), and his nieces Sara Plocharsky Hensley (Geoff) and Athena Armstrong. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10:30AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1612 E. Walker Street, League City, TX. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Church of Christ, Simsbury, Memorial Garden Endowment Fund, 689 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070 or to a charity of your choice.