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Madhu Midha
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  • Madhu Midha Charitable Fund
    c/o/ Melrose Cooperative Bank
    638 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“DR.MIDHA AND FAMILY,I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR WIFE MADHU..YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.. EILEEN MC NEIL. ”
1 of 52 | Posted by: EILEEN MCNEIL - MALDEN, MA

“I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Dr. Midha. It sounds loke she was a very accomplished and caring person, but far too young to...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: Laila Rosseland - Melrose, MA

“Madhu was such a wonderful person. I remember fondly playing tennis with her. She was a great asset to our team, not only with her skills, but with...Read More »
3 of 52 | Posted by: Janice Baldi - Melrose, MA

“Our deepest condolences toDr. Salil media and family Rest In Peace. ”
4 of 52 | Posted by: Beverly &I also Fernandez Same - MA

“Len and I were very sad to hear about the passing of Madhu. She was a gentle and loving women. We would like to have been there in person but like so...Read More »
5 of 52 | Posted by: Carol and Len Siuda - Middleton, MA

“Dr.Midha and family,We are so sorry to hear about Madhu. She was a wonderful person. Ourthoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Our...Read More »
6 of 52 | Posted by: Janet and Dennis Farrell - MA

“My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of this beautiful, gentle soul. It was my pleasure to have known Madhu. I have many fond memories of golf with...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Caysie Casey - Malden, MA

“My deepest condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace during this difficult time. ”
8 of 52 | Posted by: Jennifer DeCost - Coworker

“Dear Salil , We are deeply saddened by this news. Madhu, always had sincere and friendly smile. She will be missed by whole community. We pray to all...Read More »
9 of 52 | Posted by: Ram Upadhyay - Shrewsbury, MA

“Salil, Kathleen and I offer our deepest condonlences to you and your family for your loss. Midha was a wonderful person and she will be missed by all...Read More »
10 of 52 | Posted by: Charlie Healey - Melrose, MA

“Dr. Midah & Family: Our deepest sympathy to you and family. You're in our thoughts and prayers ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: The family of John T. Cinella, Jr. Cinella - MA

“Dear Dr. Midha and FamilyOur deepest condolences on your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat and Phil Russo ”
12 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Doc and family,I am deeply sorry for your loss and extend my sincere condolences. Joe Downes ”
13 of 52 | Posted by: Joe Downes - Melrose - Friend

“There is a great emptiness left by ______Madhu_______'s passing, but I am certain that the strength ofthe love that you and your family share for...Read More »
14 of 52 | Posted by: Arvind Sudan - Sterling, VA

“Dearest Anjali and the Midha family,We are so very sorry for your loss. The loss of a mother and wife is an incredible loss and our thoughts and...Read More »
15 of 52 | Posted by: Payal Gupta - Melrose, MA

“Dear Dr. Midha and family,My mother, Catherine O'Neill, in addition to our family were so saddened to hear today of your loss. You and your family...Read More »
16 of 52 | Posted by: Mary O'Neill Battistelli

“Dr Midha and Family,I am deeply saddened to hear about your loss. She was clearly loved by so many and I'm sure her legacy will live on through you...Read More »
17 of 52 | Posted by: Nicole Manning - Dracut, MA

“SalilOur deepest condolences.Bob an Terry ”
18 of 52 | Posted by: Bob and Terry Alexander - MA

“Dear Dr.Midha and family, Bob and I are so very sorry about the loss of your lovely wife. We send along our prayers and heartfelt sorrow. We wish you...Read More »
19 of 52 | Posted by: Donna and Bob Pierce - Wakefield, MA

“So very sorry Dr. Midha, for the loss of your wife. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Sincerely, Roger & Marie Orben ”
20 of 52 | Posted by: Marie Orben

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of dear Madhu, a beautiful and vibrant friend. We met Madhu and Salil ~ 30 years ago, when the Greater...Read More »
21 of 52 | Posted by: Janine & Victor Saldanha - MA


22 of 52 | Posted by: Joseph Ippolito - Melrose, MA

“Dr. Midha & Family,Great lady and wonderful golfer. Madhu had a wonderful personality and smile. She fought a battle with cancer and will be greatly...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: Lucille Canzano - melrose, MA

“Dear Salil Linda and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Madhu and we are keeping her, you and the family in our prayers. John ”
24 of 52 | Posted by: John McNamara - Friend

“DEAR DR. MIDHA AND FAMILY, I AM SO HEARTILY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. SINCERELY, GINGER VERGE ”
25 of 52 | Posted by: GINGER VERGE - MEDFORD, MA

“Dr Midha and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers and deepest condolences. ”
26 of 52 | Posted by: Marie DiOrio

“Shiv and I are sending our deepest sympathy on Madhu jee's passing away. She had a good fight with cancer and you all were there for her!! She was a...Read More »
27 of 52 | Posted by: Madhu Kumar - East hartford, CT

“Dear Doctor Midha and Family,Judi and I send our condolences and prayers.Sinceerly,Pat and Judi Martone ”
28 of 52 | Posted by: Pat & Judi Martone - Melrose, MA

“Dr Midha and family?We were so sad to hear of Midhu's passing. She was a great lady as well as a great golfer. She will surly be missed but will be...Read More »
29 of 52 | Posted by: Veronica Walsh - Meltose, MA

“Our hearts are heavy today.. aunty with your passing we have lost someone with a big, beautiful heart..so very dear to us. You have been family to us...Read More »
30 of 52 | Posted by: Ruchika and Munendra Yadav Yadav - MA

“Dear Dr. Midha & Family, We want to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family and to let you know that you are in our thoughts and...Read More »
31 of 52 | Posted by: Janice & Donald Blanchard - MA

“Dear Dr. Midha & Family, My wife and I are sorry to hear of your loss. You have been my doctor for a number of years, but I never had the privilege...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: Tom Kelly - Tewksbury, MA

“Dear Dr Midha and family,Louise and I are saddened by your loss. Our hearfelt sympathies are with and you are in our prayers.Peter Anderson ”
33 of 52 | Posted by: Peter Anderson - Wilmington, MA

“Dear Dr Midha and Family,I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your wife, Madhu. The loss of a wife and a mother is such a profound loss. My...Read More »
34 of 52 | Posted by: Cindy Sheehan - Peabody, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I played tennis with Madhu for years at Woburn and we have missed on the courts these last months.She was a...Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: June Lipton - Arlington, MA

“Dear Dr. Midha,My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family.May God bless and comfort you all with His great Love.Susan Rotondi (You...Read More »
36 of 52 | Posted by: Susan Rotondi - Melrose, MA

“Doctor Midha and family,My wife and I send our deepest sympathy and highest affection on the loss of your wife Madhu. May she rest in peace. ”
37 of 52 | Posted by: Jim Kieran - North Reading, MA

“My deepest sympathies.Rob Weinstein ”
38 of 52 | Posted by: Robert Weinstein, MD - Medford, MA

“Dear Salil and Family,Gen and I were saddened to hear of Madhu's death. Due to Gen's medical issues we cannot be with you but our thoughts and...Read More »
39 of 52 | Posted by: Francis McNamara - Rockport, MA

“Dr Midha and family so sorry to hear the news of Madhu passing. We are in Fl and won't be able to be there. You are in ours prayers. Love Clara. And...Read More »
40 of 52 | Posted by: Clara & John Petrelis - FL

“Dear Salil, Words can't adequately express our sorrow at dearest Madhu's passing.Her love for her famly and friends was incomparable and her strength...Read More »
41 of 52 | Posted by: Om and Kanchan Ganda - weston, MA

“Dr Midha and family, Mike and I are so sorry for the loss of Madhu, she was a beautiful person in and out always a smile on her face. We are out of...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: Rosemary Messina - Malden, MA

“We are so sad to hear about the passing of our dear friend Madhu.2. Our heartfeltcondolences to the whole family. May God bless you with strength...Read More »
43 of 52 | Posted by: kamal and Vinod Misra - MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one, but your children will be your strength. My prayers and thoughts are with you....Read More »
44 of 52 | Posted by: Ann Dailey - Coworker

“Dear Dr. Midhu and Family, So very sorry to hear Midhu has lost her battle with cancer. She was a very special person and will be missed. Our...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: Diana Cataldo - Saugus, MA

“Dear Salil and family: Donna and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Madhu. We remember the beautiful woman that she was, and hope that...Read More »
46 of 52 | Posted by: John L. Sullivan - Wolfeboro, NH

“We are deeply saddened at Madhu's passing away. She was full of life and bonded closely with all who knew her. Her absence leaves a large void that...Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: Savinder Kaplesh Kumar - MA

“Dr. Midha and family, My heart is so sad for you all. Sending love, prayers and my deepest condolences. ”
48 of 52 | Posted by: Danielle McNally - Melrose, MA

“So very sorry to hear this sad news. I remember fondly, many rounds of golf with Madhu at Bellevue. She was a fine golfer and competitor. She will be...Read More »
49 of 52 | Posted by: Andrea Taffe - North Palm Beach, FL

“Dear Salil and Gaurav, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother will always be remembered as bright ray of sunlight. She was always...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Michael & Sande Tarpey - melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
51 of 52 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Madhu Midha, 63, of Winchester, MA passed away at home on February 28, 2017.

Madhu was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She graduated from Delhi University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. Shortly thereafter, she founded a Montessori school which quickly grew to a class size of 50 students. In 1978 she married Dr. Salil Midha and moved to the United States.

Madhu was a founding board member of the Boston Cardiac Foundation, and volunteered with numerous other charities in the greater Boston area. When she wasn't dedicating her time to helping others, she loved playing tennis and golf. A long-time member of the Bellevue Golf Club of Melrose, she won the ladies championship for both the 9 hole and 18 hole golf leagues. Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Madhu is lovingly remembered by her husband, Salil; her daughter Anjali Midha; her son Gaurav Midha; her daughter Dr. Monica Midha; her brother Shashi Raj Ahuja of New Delhi, India; her sister Vinay Sethi of Faridabad, India; her sister Sushil Dhiman of New Delhi, India; her sister Santosh Chawla of Houston, TX; along with her cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the Gately Funeral Home, located at 79 W. Foster St. in Melrose, MA. The funeral service will be held on Thursday March 2, 2017 at 1:00PM at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, located at 580 Mount Auburn Street, in Cambridge, MA. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the Midha family has set up a charitable fund in Madhu's name. Contributions may be made to The Madhu Midha Charitable Fund c/o Melrose Cooperative Bank, 638 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176.