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Linda Susan Corrigan

July 22nd, 2021

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/.

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6 Entries in Guest Book for “Linda Susan Corrigan”

  1. Susan Carroll says:

    Krys, Rob, and Brandt, your mom was much loved. I remember Linda as always having a smile on her face. She loved her kids and was very proud of her grandchildren. Linda persevered when others would not have. We will keep your families in our prayers.
    Love, Aunt Susan and Uncle Ed.

  2. Susan Elphick says:

    Krystn, Rob, and Brandt, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your families. Your mom was a dear friend and Odyssey “sis”. So many happy memories from the Odyssey and trips to the Adirondacks. She was an amazing person and truly cherished her family. You continue to be in my prayers.
    Susan Roberts Elphick

  3. Dorry Palmer says:

    I’m sorry to hear of her passing. How much a part of my young life you all were. I am glad she has found peace. Have always loved her she was a lovely second mother to me and gave me much appreciated love and advice. Robert, Kristin, and Bryant I’m so sorry for your loss. I know it must be great. My sincere condolences to you all and your lovely families.

  4. Mrs. D. Bourbeau says:

    Dear Krystn, Bobby, and Brandt,
    I am sincerely sorry to read of the loss of your mother, Linda. Alzheimer’s is a horrid disease, one I know all too well since it touched both of my parents. I remember your mom when you were all at Elmer Thienes. She was a bright, articulate, dedicated mom who wanted the best education for her children. Interage was the perfect place for you all, and hopefully it met your mother’s criteria. I hope that you are all well and happy. All the best to you three.
    Mrs. B.

  5. Deborah Intravia Wilson says:

    Linda was one of the brightest stars in our class of 1966, Wethersfield High. May she rest in peace. My deepest sympathies to the family. Deb

  6. Sara Shannon Tarca says:

    Krysten, Bobby, and Brandt,
    I have such fond memories of your mom during many conversations before or after our babysitting adventures. Her advice was genuine, insightful and her manner always radiated warmth and love for you all. My condolences to you and your families.
    Fondly,
    Sara

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