OBITUARY: Linda Susan Corrigan, 73

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — On July 19, 2021, Linda Susan Corrigan passed away peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 73 years old. A lifelong New England native, Linda was well-loved in Wethersfield, CT, where she was born, Marlborough, CT, where she raised her family and Wilmington, MA where she spent her final days with her children and grandchildren.

It would be wrong to say that Linda lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. When anyone else would have broken, Linda stayed strong, even in her last days in hospice. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quit in Linda. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight. It just means that she is now at peace.

Our mother will be remembered for her many gifts, her kindness, her smile and her love of her family. She was always there to provide love and support. There was a light, so bright, in her eyes, when she spoke of her children and grandchildren, as she would proudly boast about all of their accomplishments. We will remember her for her love of education, furthering her own education and that of her community. She was a graduate of Wethersfield High school and she received her architecture degree from Yale University at the age of 45. She was also a member of the Marlborough Board of Education.

We will remember her for her love of art. She was always drawing and painting, self-made murals decorated her own house as well as those of her grandchildren. We will remember her for her love of travel. She developed this love at an early age when she traveled around the world with the Odyssey. As an adult, whether escaping to Ireland, visiting the cheetahs in Africa or enjoying the solace of the Grey Lady of Nantucket, that love continued. We will remember her for her love of animals. She surrounded herself with her beloved Irish setters. They were her constant companions as her children grew into adulthood.

Linda is survived by her three children Krystn Elliott Forcina, of Wilmington, Robert Elliott, of Wilmington, and Brandt Elliott, of Milton, their spouses Ray Forcina, Jeanne Savoy Elliott and Sara Chamberlain Elliott, her brother Robert Corrigan of Essex CT, and her 7 grandchildren: Ryan Forcina, Ava Elliott, Corinne Forcina, Robert Elliott, Charlotte Forcina, Caroline Elliott, and Evelyn Elliott.

A private celebration of her life will be held in her memory and memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/.

Linda Susan Corrigan

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