Linda Teittinen, 67, of Duxbury and Plymouth, MA died Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth, MA after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully with family by her side.
Linda was born in Winchester, MA to the late Edward and Marylou McDevitt. Raised in Boxford, MA, she attended The Pingree School where she made dear lifelong friends. She went on to graduate from the University of New Hampshire and spent many years working in the medical community in Duxbury.
Linda cherished raising her daughters in Duxbury. She was a tireless supporter of their many sports, theater and academic activities and most importantly, was a constant source of wise advice that they will carry with them forever. She had a genuine love of cooking, creating her famous chowder and roasts, and took great pride in setting a stunning table no matter the occasion. She was an avid reader and had the knowledge and confidence to complete even the Sunday crossword puzzles in pen. The lights of her life were her grandchildren Olivia, Lila and new grandson Miles whom she adored and loved to surprise with her favorite books and puzzles.
Some of Linda’s most lasting memories were the summers she spent on Cape Cod. Growing up in her family home in West Harwich, the beach and trips to Chatham have always held a special place in her heart and filled her with joy. She was so thankful that her children were able to grow up there and share so many memorable and fun times at the beloved Cape house.
Linda is survived by her husband of 39 years David, her two daughters Lindsay Hoyt and her husband John of Duxbury, and Brooke Ponder and her husband Jeffrey of San Diego. She was the loving Mimi of Olivia and Lila Hoyt of Duxbury and Miles Ponder of San Diego. She is also survived by her brothers Stephen of Lake George, NY and Mark of San Antonio, TX.
Friends are invited to remember Linda’s life with visiting hours at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, Kingston, MA on November 12, 2021 from 4 – 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s name to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice. A private burial will be held.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Linda
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston