James Vincent Madden


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.


  1. Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Losing a loved one is probably the biggest heart break of them all, but there is hope.
    Revelation 21:3-4 states 3. With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say:”Look!
    The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4. 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.”

    A caring person
  2. Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. God bless you and hold you through the pain and grief. He was a great boss and person to me.

    Linda Mallory
  3. My heart goes out to the family of Jim. You are in my prayers and I am very sorry for your loss.

    Vipool Bhatt
  4. My dear friend Jim. You have taught me so much. I’ve learned though you a lot about a lot of things. I’ll miss you so much and our breakfasts at Mcdonalds! I’ll always remember you and miss our times together. Love you my friend, always and forever will you be in my heart. Dennis

    Dennis Galgozy
  5. While I didn’t have the honor to know Jim, I do know both he, and Linda, are very supportive friends to my brother. My prayers for Linda, and all who love and will miss Jim, for strength.

    Cynthia Caron
  6. Will miss this MAN among men. During the past few years He has been a “Friend among friends” and my brother. Thanks Jim. You are dancing in the heavenlys with those who have gone before. You are where WE would like to be!

    Doug Russell
  7. We have not forgotten Jim here in Utah. Rob, David and I remember fondly the extensive time that we spent together chasing his dream that almost succeeded. We remember his brilliance, his wit, his energy, and his tolerance. He was a good friend. I am grateful that we could stay in contact as recently as a week before he passed away in a flurry of text exchanges that included his appreciation for our friendship. I also recognize Linda for her patience and loyalty. She was his finest self.
    Dennis Ickes

    Dennis Ickes
  8. Jim was introduced to me by Jon Huntsman as “the most brilliant Chemical Engineer that I know”. This was the beginning of a great relationship. Jim was a mentor, charactor, and good friend. I am so sorry that he left us too soon. There were several more adventures ahead of us. Linda, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    David Fisher
  9. Jim was a valued colleague and friend when I worked with him at Ingenia, and after he left. He was a fine, caring person and the consummate professional. My deepest regrets.

    Steve Galland
  10. Very painful and sad to know, it’s difficult to put in words to know that Jim is no longer with us. He was a great blessing in my life. He was a wonderful mentor, encourager, advisor, man of God. Will miss him throughout Life.
    I pray that God will give strengthen Linda and family members to stand strong through this hard time.
    Very sad, a wonderful and blessed man of God has left us.

  11. Jim was a quirky, wonderful, kind person, and I will sincerely miss him.

    Tracy Postert
  12. My brother, Jim…we all will miss you..
    Love…Louise, Dave, Chris & Sara

    Louise Madden Plocharsky
  13. I was a high school classmate of Jim’s many years ago… Likely we were in Sunday school together at First Church in Simsbury, though my memories are fading. We were looking forward to seeing Jim again at our 50th (Simsbury) high school reunion this year and are sad we will not have that chance. It sounds like he had a wonderful life with a loving network of family and friends. My heartfelt condolences.

    Jody Bourgeois
  14. I am also a former classmate of Jim’s at Simsbury High School and was searching for him to tell him about our upcoming 50th reunion. I was so sorry to hear of his recent passing. We were in Pilgrim Fellowship together, and I remember well how
    Jim loved to talk. I’m glad to hear that he had a happy and fulfilling life. He was a real “ nice guy,” My condolences to his wife and family.

    Christine Hannah Davis
  15. I am also a former high school classmate of Jim’s 50 years ago! I also knew him at Villanova since I went to Rosemont the college right next door. I wondered why his name did not appear on the reunion list and unfortunately I now know why. My condolences to you and it sounds like you have 43 years of wonderful memories.

    Johanna Tomasello Stanko
  16. I had the pleasure of working with Jim at CMR Inc. Much more than work, he was good friend, advisor and a decent human being. He helped us a lot with his in-depth experience and executive insights. He was very generous.
    I pray that God will give strength to Linda and family members to stand strong through this hard time.
    On behalf of all the ex-employees of CMR Inc immense peace. I am sure the Angels in the Heaven are delighted to welcome one of their own.,

    Dr. Balaji Singh
    Founder/President, Chemical Market Resources Inc. 1990-2015

    Balaji Singh

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