Linda Dale Butterworth
May 2, 1954 – February 18, 2019
Linda Dale Butterworth
Portland, ME - It is with great sadness that the family of Linda Dale Butterworth announces her passing on Monday, February 18, 2019, at the age of 64 years. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Dale Jared Butterworth and Florence Caro (Atwood) Butterworth. Linda was a gift to those around her; while she will be sorely missed by her family and friends, her generous spirit and love will never be forgotten. A lifelong resident of Maine, Linda was born May 2, 1954 in Portland, and was raised on her family’s farm on Middle Road in Cumberland. As the setting for her childhood and many subsequent family gatherings, “The Farm” was synonymous with family her entire life. Linda was a graduate of Greely High School and she earned an associate degree from Westbrook Junior College. Following college, Linda worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Troubh Heisler LLC for forty- one years. She always thought of them as her second family. Linda had many hobbies, including quilting, knitting, shelling and antiquing, but her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family and friends. Her generous heart made her the family favorite go-to person, and she maintained many lifelong friendships. She was fond of traveling in pursuit of her hobbies, frequently with her sisters and friends, finding her way to many road trip adventures throughout Maine and the Northeast. Her family will forever be shaped by “Aunt Linny,” a constant presence at birthday parties, school plays, little league games, graduations and holidays; and as the Butterworth family expanded through marriage and children, Aunt Linny became an important part of each and every new family members’ lives. Whether it was a birthday card, a hard-to-find present for Christmas, or a handmade quilt to welcome a newborn, Linda knew how to make her family & friends feel special, and was loved deeply in return. Linda was a devoted caregiver for her parents throughout their lives, especially in their later years, and spent countless hours looking after them at “the Farm” in Cumberland. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her friends and family; sisters Susan Swanson, Sally Wilkinson, Jane Herbst, and her beloved twin brother, James Butterworth and his partner, LeeAnn Costello; her fifteen nephews and nieces-in-law; and fifteen great nephews and nieces. Linda was also predeceased by her brother-in-law Samuel Wilkinson. A funeral will be held at 11 am on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Tuttle Road Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Rd., Cumberland, ME. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Linda’s online guest book.
- Dale Jared Butterworth, Father
- Florence Carol Butterworth, Mother
- Susan Swanson, Sister
- Sally Wilkinson, Sister
- Jane Herbst, Sister
- James Butterworth, Twin Brother
- LeeAnn Costello, James' partner
- Samuel Wilkinson, Brother-in-law
- Linda is also survived by fifteen nephews and nieces-in-law; and fifteen great nephews and nieces
- Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2019
Linda Dale Butterworth
March 2, 2019
I meet Linda working at Richardson Tyler Troubh in the mid 80’s. Linda was always warm, inviting and made everyone around her feel comfortable.
I ran into her a few years ago, it felt like we hadn’t missed a beat.
She will be missed by all that knew her.
My deepest sympathy to your family.
Timothy &Elizabeth Smith
March 1, 2019
James and Family
We are so sad to hear of your loved ones passing our thoughts and prayers to you and yours.
February 28, 2019
My life has been blessed because Linda was in it. Linda always stopped whatever she was doing to run out and give me a heartfelt hug during my office visits. Our last hug was just a few weeks ago. How I’ll miss those special Linda hugs shared throughout all these years! Linda also held a very special place in Bill’s heart.
With much love and sympathy, Nancy
February 26, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. Linda was a kind, thoughtful and generous person who cherished and loved her family and friends. I will always remember the fun times we had over the years and I am truly blessed to have known her.
February 24, 2019
Jim and Family, Although I haven't seen Linda since the late 60's I many memories from that time. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. I know she will be deeply missed. Don Harford
February 22, 2019
I used to work with Linda at Richardson, Tyler & Troubh quite a few years ago. She was a very kind, thoughtful and pleasant person who often spoke highly of her family. My sincere condolences to all of her friends and family.