James B. Deaderick, 68, 0f Madison, died February 9, 2010 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, ME following a lengthy illness. Born in New York, NY, the son of Alfred and Rosalind (Burkett) Deaderick, he grew up in the Bronx and had lived in the Boston area for 25 years prior to moving to Madison in 1991.
He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and attended New York University and Emerson College in Boston.
Mr. Deaderick had been a radio broadcaster in New York and worked for many years in Boston as a professional voice-over talent before starting his talent payment company, American Residuals and Talent (which was a major sponsor of the Bach Festival).
He was very active in Madison town politics, a patron of the arts and founded the New Vocal Collective. He also sang in the Mt. Washington Valley Choral Society and the Ralph Farris Chorale.
The family includes his wife, Cornelia Deaderick of Madison; a daughter, Jennifer Deaderick of Cambridge, Massachusetts; a son, Alexander Deaderick of Somerville, Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Rosalind Tupelo Layman of Cambridge, Massachusetts and a sister, Joan Deaderick of Woburn, MA
A Memorial service will be held Saturday February 13, 2010 at 12 noon in the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway with the Rev. Raymond Stineford, officiating. Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Madison Elementary School Deaderick Fund, 2069 Village Road Madison, NH 03849.
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