Linda A. (Wheeler) Purington, passed away peacefully at home in Englewood, FL on October 4th, 2017.
Linda was born in Peterborough, NH, on November 21,1950, to the late Donald E. and Kathleen A. (Martus) Wheeler
Linda attended schools in Rockville and Coventry, Conn and was a graduate of Bryant & Stratton Junior College of Business, Boston, Mass. With a Diploma in Legal Secretarial Science, Obtained Associate's Degree, NHTI in Concord, NH.
After graduation from Bryant & Stratton, Linda began her interesting career in legal secretary positions with the State of N.H., Office of Attorney General, Concord, NH, New Hampshire Supreme Court, Concord, NH, U.S. Senator John A. Durkin, Washington, DC, Washington law firms and Honorable Hugh H. Bownes, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Boston, Mass..
Linda met Winston, quite unexpectedly through mutual friends in June 2002. After a short courtship, they married in Bolton, CT on Sept. 29, 2002. They moved to Florida in the fall of 2002 and made their permanent home in Englewood, returning to New England as often as they could during the summer.
Linda's many interests included, volunteer activities at NH Lutheran churches, Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, Port Charlotte, Florida; she enjoyed the Gulf of Mexico and beaches, as well as gardening, biking, swimming, walking, camping, reading, sewing, crafts, love of family chats and visits, friends, my feline family, and helping others.
Linda is survived by her caring, loving and devoted husband Winston R. Purington of Englewood, FL, step mother Nancy Wheeler of Lexington, NC, sister Dawn E. Wheeler of Greenfield, NH, brother Donald E. Wheeler, JR, Concord, NH, step sisters Elaine L. Rodgers of Norfolk, VA, Pamela J. Hanes of Lexington, NC, step brothers Philip F. Martus, III, of Greenfield, NH, Gregory A. Martus of Rock Hill, SC, step children, Dwight D. Purington, Hooksett, NH, Bruce W. Purington, Weare, NH, Marcia D Purington, Colorado Springs, CO, Heidi D. Tatro, Salisbury, MA several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Linda was predeceased by half sister, Jennifer J. Wheeler
ARRANGEMENTS: Her Memorial Gathering will be held at the French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast Street, Goffstown, NH 03045 on Tuesday, October 17th , from 6 to 8 p.m.., followed by Memorial Service's at 10 a.m. On October 18th , 2017 at the Greenvale Cemetery, Greenfield, NH and 12:30 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Weare, NH, Friends and relatives are invited.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked donations be made in Linda's memory to the Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238
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