Linda A. Walcott

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Gloucester - Linda A. Walcott, a longtime Gloucester, Mass., resident, passed away peacefully on August 22 at the Kaplan House Hospice in Danvers, Mass. Born in Teaneck, N.J., on September 3, 1945, she was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Norma Aldrich of Lee, Mass.; and brother, Frank Aldrich of Chatham, Mass.

Linda led a life filled with curiosity, love and creativity. She touched all who met her with generosity and loving energy, sharing with a diverse group of friends her easy laugh, her love of food, her passion for the arts, especially dance, and her deep appreciation for the beauty of Cape Ann. Many will remember walking with Linda and her dog, Lucy-no terrain or topic was off-limits.

Linda regularly opened her home to friends and family to share delicious, imaginatively presented meals. Her bountiful garden and her eclectic collection of art and natural objects reflected Linda's wide-ranging interests, from a weathered string of Tibetan peace flags to her trusty, red sea kayak. She brought family and friends together for epic dinners on special occasions, rejoicing in the birth of new children or consoling us as we grieved the loss of loved ones. Through her catering business, Linda fed people at events large and small, always stylishly and cheerfully. Her warm smile, her gentle blue eyes and her kind but commanding voice inspired all who knew her.

Linda and her husband, Sage, enjoyed a romantic and collaborative union of 52 years. She reveled in her role as mother to Jennifer and Alison; mother-in-law to Anton Glovsky and Vaughan Rees; and grandmother to Alden Glovsky, Morgan Glovsky, Euan Rees and Nell Rees. Each of them felt the power of her affection as they accompanied her on her irresistible adventures. Linda worked tirelessly for a more just and peaceful world and for the thoughtful preservation of the natural world. The lessons she left us with will be treasured forever.

The Walcott, Rees, and Glovsky families gratefully acknowledge the dedication of the wonderful caregivers at Mass General Hospital, Lunder 10 and Yawkey 8 and 9. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930.

For the upcoming memorial service details, please email LindaWalcottMemorial@Gmail.com.
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Jacob Wilson
Sep 13, 2019
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Paddy Swanson
Sep 12, 2019
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Eileen Farrell
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Sarah Swift
Sep 11, 2019
So many fond memories of dancing with Linda, and enjoying her sharp mind, curiosity, and warmth in many a conversation. My condolences to Sage and all the family.
Ruth Conway
Sep 10, 2019
Oh, Linda, I treasure the hours of participating in the loving, peace seeking dance of Tai Chi with your graceful movements and radiant face beside me. You are a gift.
Ruth with continuing love
Amy Waterman
Sep 08, 2019
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Lee Lehto
Sep 06, 2019
Sending my love and sympathy to Sage and Alison and Jennifer. Many memories of your family in Maine at the beautiful grey Bauhaus family house. Will remember Linda in summer evening sunlight.
John Mullen
Sep 06, 2019
I am so sad to read of Linda's passing. My best wishes to Sage and the family. Linda was so filled with life. It makes her absence all the more sorrowful. John
Deborah Moules
Sep 06, 2019
I had the pleasure of dancing with Linda for many years. She also volunteered at my studio for trauma survivors. I will miss her so much. She truly had a beautiful soul!
Leslie Mackin
Sep 06, 2019
Many, Many memories. Summers in Blue Hill. Thanksgivings.. The births of all her children and Grand children. I will miss Linda. I send blessings to the family..
Jerry Ackerman
Sep 06, 2019
Carol and I met Linda and Sage almost the day they moved. Our lives and those of our children were intertwined for nearly a half century. Such a lovely person, such a loss, such sadness—but the love she spread is living on.
Joy dai buell
Sep 05, 2019
My thoughts go out to Sage and the girls!so sorry!memories are wonderful!where Linda can live on for all of us!i have wonderful memories of her on our trip to Cuba!hugs
Debbie Hird
Sep 05, 2019
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Sep 04, 2019
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Darcy Christian
Sep 04, 2019
Linda was a light in my life; she shared dance class with me at Ipswich Moving Company for many years. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope I can spark a love for dance and nature in others as she did for me and countless others. May she rest in peace!
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