Linwood Charles Paine

December 14, 1928December 1, 2016

Linwood Paine, age 87, passed away on Thurs., Dec. 1, 2016, at St. Camillus Medical Center in Northbridge Ma. Prior to his time in Northbridge he had been living in Bellows Falls Vt. Linwood was born in Westmoreland, N.H. the son of Cameron and Carrie Paine on Dec. 14, 1928.

Being raised in N.H., Linwood attended elementary schools in Westmoreland, graduated from Walpole High School, and from the Applied Agriculture Program at the University of N.H. For the first years of his life he worked with his parents on the family farm in Westmoreland. Later he moved to Bellows Falls Vt.where he lived for many years until health concerns dictated that he move to Northbridge Ma. to be closer to family members.

Two of Linwood’s most noted traits were his kindness and generosity to others. He had a special interest in music, learning at an early age to play the organ and piano and later the guitar. This talent was utilized in later life as he performed with friends at Nursing Homes or other small gatherings. For several years he served as Church Organist at the St Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd and the South Parish Unitarian Church, both in Charlestown N.H.

Linwood also possessed the gift of a diary-like memory, being able to recall from year to year the work or events that took place on the same date in years past.

Linwood is survived by two brothers, Roy Paine and his wife Shirley living in Suffield Conn. and Carroll Paine and wife Shirley in Northbridge, Ma., along with many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by another brother, Clair in 1991.

Final arrangements call for cremation with graveside services to be held in the spring at a date yet to be set.


Linwood Charles Paine

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David Moody

December 6, 2016

Linwood served as organist for Sunday services at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Charlestown, NH for a number of years. My wife and I would pick him up in the mornings in Bellows Falls and take him to church. After our service at 9 a.m., he would walk down the street to South Parish Unitarian Church and play for their service. Afterwards, they would see him home. It was a wonderful arrangement and enabled two small parishes to share an organist who was always interested in the world around him. We had many delightful conversations about local history and his many experiences while driving to Charlestown on Sunday mornings.. We will miss him. May He Rest in Peace.

The Rev. David W. Moody