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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA

OBITUARY

Linda Louise Fisher

9 August , 196318 August , 2019
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Linda L. Fisher – 56, Of Scituate passed away on the morning of August 18, 2019. She was the beloved daughter of Lewis H. Fisher of Crossville, TN and Patricia F. Whittaker of Kingston, MA . Linda is pre-deceased by her stepfather George Whittaker of Scituate and her stepmother Roberta Fisher of Crossville, TN.

Loving sister of Susan Fisher of Boynton Beach, FL, Jean Comfort of Scituate, L. Robert Fisher of Avon Lake, OH and Verne Fisher of Newbury, MA. Cherished aunt of Chandra Comfort of Scituate, Kelsey Fisher of Santa Monica, CA, Rachel Fisher of Midlothian, VA, Victoria Grimaldi of Delray Beach, FL and Jacob Grimaldi of Delray Beach, FL.

A 45-year member of the Special Olympics, Linda had been part of the Special Olympics family since her teenage years, competing in Track, Bowling, Golf, Softball and Senior Sports. She was also one of the original members of Friendship Club. She was a 2-time World Gold Medalist and 5-time National Gold Medalist. She also participated in several state and regional championships.

Linda graduated from Marshfield High School, Class of 1981. She worked at Stop & Shop in Pembroke for 17 years as a Professional Grocery Handler. She is remembered for her giggles, puzzles and her stuffed bear collections with a competitive sweet nature.

Visiting hours will take place on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA. Funeral service on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10am at the First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate, MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Team Scituate, Special Olympics MA , 512 Forest St, Marlboro, MA 01752.

Special Olympics Oath: "Let me win, But if I cannot win, Let me brave in the attempt."

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, 23 August , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 24 August , 2019

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Robert Fisher

22 August 2019

Innocence is a special gift!
Linda shared uplifting genuineness!
Last summer when we met up with her for the family trek to Dairyman's she greeted me with her typical hugs. Then without provocation she innocently asked, “Bob, when did you start dying your hair gray?”. It was priceless!

Sandra Barrie

21 August 2019

Condolences to Linda’s family . It was a pleasure to know here at church.

Ann Griskus

21 August 2019

What can I say about Linda Fisher?
I think Linda was sent here to be our Teacher.
When I think of Linda the two words that come to mind are Kindness and Love.
When I first met Linda many years ago, she was the first Special Olympian I had ever met. Over the years Linda taught me that people are just people. And that we all have disabilities. Some are seen on the outside and some are on the inside. Neither mattered because Linda showed me that it’s all in how you live and love even with a disability that determines who you really are as a person.
Linda’s light was pure… she showed all of us how to deal with adversity. Smile, laugh and enjoy life! Be happy for who you are!
Her family was her world. And I think that She was theirs! There is a huge hole created from Linda’s passing, and the only thing that I think can fill that void is Love.
Love for Linda, Love for her family and Love for all.
So, I will remember Linda in my prayers, and I will always carry her bright light in my heart!
We should all remember Linda with our Love… Remember her with our Laughter…. And perhaps Remember her with a prank or two (of course on her behalf), because I know that is what she would do 😊
But always Remember…… she loved us all…
Linda, I am very honored to have been a part of your life and of your family.
Rest in Peace my friend…
Love,
Ann

Jennifer Mudge

20 August 2019

Linda was always fun to hang out with when she came to N.H. it is very sad to read of her passing. We had a lot of laughs. My family would like to send our sympathy to her family and friends. She is resting peacefully in heaven. I’m sure Grampie met her at heaven’s gate welcoming her. May the memories you have with Linda and of Linda bring you much needed comfort now and always. Rest easy Linda.

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