ROCKPORT: Linda Elizabeth (Grant) Bond, 76, of Rockport, formerly of South Windsor and East Windsor, Conn., beloved wife of John A. Bond, died peacefully on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Gloucester, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 16, 1938, daughter of the late Miles W. and Lillian (Madden) Grant. Linda lived in Warehouse Point and Bloomfield, Conn. during her childhood and was a graduate of Ellsworth Memorial High School with the class of 1956. She went on to graduate from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston, in 1958. Linda was married to the love of her life, John A. Bond on November 1, 1958 at St. John’s Church, Warehouse Point, Conn. Linda and John lived in S. Windsor from 1958 until 1996, when they moved to East Windsor and had recently moved to Rockport, last October. Linda worked as a Dental Hygienist for 42 years, of which 30 years was with Dr. Mark Roth’s practice in East Hartford. After her retirement, she worked at the S. Windsor Child Development Center and at Grammy’s Garden Learning Center. Linda was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and a lifelong member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in E. Windsor. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren, entertaining with holiday meals, gardening, and working at Helping Hands and Pauline’s Stock Pot Soup Kitchen. She also loved spending time in Rockport. Linda was a kind, caring and loving woman who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Along with her husband John of almost 57 years, she leaves her children, Margaret B. Duffy and her husband, Robert of Manchester, N.H., John A. Bond Jr. and his wife, Alison of S. Windsor, Amy Bond Riggs and her husband, Richard A. Riggs of Gloucester; her beloved grandchildren, Sarah and Austin Bond of S. Windsor; her brother, Miles W. Grant Jr. and his wife, Margene of Burlington, N.C.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lawrence Morse and his wife, Betsy of Ivoryton, Raymond W. Carlson Jr. of Granville; her daughter-in-law, Robin Bond of S. Windsor, and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves Nicole and Jeremy Clavette whom she also considered her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Lt. Richard A. Bond and her sister, Lucille Carlson.
Her family will receive friends on Friday, September 18, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 10 a.m., at St. John’s Church, 92 Main St. East Windsor. Burial will follow in Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Smilow Closer to Free Foundation, Melanoma Research, 20 York St., NP5, New Haven, CT 06510, ( ). Please visit us at for online condolences and guest book.