Madelyn Olivia Wellman, 3-day old daughter of Michael J. and Jessica M. Zaczyk Wellman of Edinboro, was born Sunday, April 17, 2011 at UPMC Hamot and died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. A beautiful gift and creation from God, Madelyn fought hard for every breath, and in the 3 days she lived, the only thing she knew was love.

Wellman, Madelyn OliviaMadelyn is survived by her loving parents, Mike and Jess Wellman, and her sister and brother, Isabella and Jack. Other family members include her maternal grandparents, Chris and Denise Zaczyk of Edinboro; her paternal grandparents, Larry Wellman of Wattsburg, and Terri Eickley and her husband Roger of Harborcreek; her great-grandmothers, Donna Wheeler and Leona Zaczyk, both of Erie; her great-grandfather, Richard Wellman of Wattsburg; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Donald Wheeler, Michael Zaczyk, Jackie and Bill Staiger, and Sally Wellman.

Friends and family may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home of Edinboro, 306 Erie Street, on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Bill Cox of McLane Church. Interment will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in McKean.

An angel, in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth, and whispered as the book was closed, “too beautiful for earth.”