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Obituary: Linda White Strandberg, 1945-2020

Devoted mother and grandmother was ‘an invaluable part of the school community’

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Linda White Strandberg
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Linda White Strandberg, 74, died Sunday February 2, 2020, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by her loving family.

Linda was born November 26, 1945, in Woodsville, N.H., the daughter of the late Robert and Evelyn (Hobart) White. She grew up in Alburgh, Vt.

Linda married Donald Strandberg in Alburgh on October 10, 1970. They resided in Georgia, Vt., where Linda’s life revolved around her family. When her youngest entered school, she began volunteering at the Georgia Elementary & Middle School library. She quickly became an invaluable part of the school community. Volunteering evolved into a permanent position for the following 24 years. She touched the lives of so many children and colleagues with her talents, compassion and good humor, forming special friendships that continued to nourish her life until her passing.

Later in life, Linda’s world revolved around her grandchildren. She showered them with books, crafts, music, her time and love. Each grandchild grew to have a special bond with her. She never missed a game, concert, recital or birthday; she rejoiced in celebrating accomplishments and milestones, and she treasured the small moments in every day. In the way that she loved, she taught us to love. Our world is gentler, kinder and more beautiful because of her.

Linda is survived by her husband, Donald, of Georgia; her children Jennifer Stockwell and her husband, Kevin, of Westford, and Scott Strandberg and his fiancée, Sacha Marston, of Harrison, Maine; her grandchildren Samantha and Justin Strandberg, and Mary and Andrew Stockwell; sisters Rachael (David) McFadden of Alburgh, Susan (Jeffrey) Haubrich of Cape Coral, Fla., and Wendy (Larry) Tatro of Alburgh; sister-in-law Diane Whelan of Branford, Conn.; and six nieces and their families.

We extend heartfelt thanks to the first responders from Georgia Rescue, EMTs from AmCare, the staff at the UVM Medical Center Emergency Room and the nurses from McClure 6 for the excellent care given to Linda and her family. We are grateful for their knowledge, skill and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Westford Public Library, 1717 Route 128, Westford, VT 05494.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Essex Grange Hall, 118 Center Rd., Essex Center.

For those who wish, online condolences may be made at minorfh.com.

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