Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.

1724 East Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA


Linda M. Christopher

May 2, 1953November 5, 2019

Linda Christopher, nee Martorana, age 66, of Exton PA, peacefully at her home on Nov. 5, 2019. Beloved wife of Thomas C. Christopher for 45 years. Loving mother of Rachel Wiggins (Clint) and Lauren R. Tucker (Joey). Daughter of Mary R. and the late Samuel J. Martorana. Dear Lin Lin of Emily, Sydney and Thomas. Also survived by her brother, John Martorana (Guita) and her nieces and nephews, Marissa, Arielle, Sam, Keith and Abigail. Relatives and friends are invited to call, Sat. Nov. 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Daylesford Abbey, 220 S. Valley Rd. Paoli PA 19301. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 1:30 pm. Followed by reception in the Abbey dining room. Interment private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Linda’s name may be made to Daylesford Abbey Healing Garden. Arr. By Alleva Funeral Home Inc.


  • Visitation at Daylesford Abbey Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass at Daylesford Abbey Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Reception Luncheon at Daylesford Abbey Saturday, November 9, 2019


Linda M. Christopher

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Susie Capriola

November 12, 2019

Thank you for being such a loving and caring friend. I feel so blessed to have met you at ACAC and enjoyed all of our conversations and special times we shared together.
You were and always will be a great inspiration to me and to so many others who had the privilege of knowing you.

Your smile and gentle spirit was a testimony of God’s love and presence in your life. May He continue to bring peace and comfort to your loving family and friends. I will miss you.

Love always,
Susie C.

Monica Glass

November 10, 2019

Dearest Tom, Rachel, and Lauren,
I am so saddened to hear of this loss and send my deepest sympathies and love to your family. What a wonderful woman, mother, wife, friend, mentor, and angel. She was a blessing and truly guided my mother and myself to a better place during our darkest times. Linda will always have a prominent place in my heart.

All my love,
Monica Glass

Reynolds Corea

November 10, 2019

Thank you, Linda, for your kindness when I was going through a difficult period in my life. I will not forget our conversations in your Abbey office and your devotion to St. Therese. You are truly loved, a testimony to that was the number of people who were there to say goodbye yesterday.
Till we meet again, Godspeed Linda.

Douglas M. Bilyeu

November 9, 2019

I was a member of Linda's cancer group @ Daylesford Abbey. I looked forward to going to them and being able to express my true feelings with Linda and the group. She had a soulful way of making members feel that everything is all right with the Lord
And hear I am @ 70, and she has passed to the Lord. They say that always the good die young, so I will be here for a lot longer.

Linda, as I type this memory about you I feel that you are saying to me, that it will be alright , Doug. A nun I took care of as a nurse, died @ the age of 52. I sang @ her funeral @ Immaculata years ago. I also took care of her in the hospital. She said, Doug remember that you are BORN, YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE, AND THEN YOU DIE! Linda, I am with you in thought & prayer and you have reached our Father's house. Thanks be to God. With my love & respect. Doug Bilyeu

Linda DiValerio

November 7, 2019

Dear Tom, Rachel & Lauren, I am so sad to learn of Linda's passing. My most sincere and deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother, and friend. I feel so blessed to have known Linda even for the short time that I did. What a treasure! Her love for you, her family was unmistakable. I will thoroughly miss Linda's warmth and bright light in our classes at ACAC.
Blessings, peace, and comfort to your entire family,
Linda D

Marita Parthemore

November 7, 2019

Linda embraced all the good virtues! She was loving, kind, humble, gracious and generous. Her spirit was contagious while in her presence. Her smile glimpsed a bit of heaven.

Her love in life - Tom, Rachel & Lauren, her grands, her family, her friends and her cherished Daylesford Abbey Norbertines.

Your prayers now can lift us closer to heaven because you have seen His face and you are with your dad & St. Therese.

God bless the Christopher family.

We will all miss Linda’s caring love and benevolence.

Blessings and love,

Mary Ann Wiggins

November 7, 2019

Linda was such a beautiful lady, She was always singing to her grandchildren as Sydney has learned to sing all the songs as well. Thank you, Lin, Lin, we will always remember you when Sydney sings.

Karen Hastings

November 6, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Linda.She was such a kind soul
Who always had a beautiful smile for everyone.My condolences
To Tom and the girls.

With loving sympathy,
Karen Hastings

Patricia Smith

November 6, 2019

Linda, Thank you for your comfort and creation of 'The Circle of Light' . You did so much good for those of us in crisis. Thank you! God bless and comfort your family.