We are sad to report the death of St. Francis Prep English teacher John Madri, who died on Monday, Oct. 19, at the age of 71. He was the beloved husband of Martha Jane Madri, who taught for 44 years at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy in Middle Village. They were married for 45 years and John had helped Martha conduct student plays at OLH. 

John had just retired earlier this year after teaching 9th and 10th grade English for 48 years at St. Francis Prep. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Hope Church on Friday, Oct. 23, followed by interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, under the direction of Maspeth’s Papavero Funeral Home.

His family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice related to education, animal care or the arts – all areas that John was very passionate about throughout his life.