Sadly, our mother, Linda Marie Fagerquist, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2022, at the age of 75. She was a wonderful mother who was always there for us when we needed her. She was a strong woman who believed you should only do what you want to do and not worry about what others think. Her philosophy to the very end was “Life is too short!” So true. She will live forever in our hearts. Rest in peace, Mom.
Sturbridge...Linda M. (Brown) Fagerquist, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Born and raised in Worcester, MA, she was the oldest daughter of the late Henry M. and Elsie A. (Bergman) Brown.
She graduated from Classical High School and former Salter Secretarial School. Prior to her retirement in 2017, she worked for over 20 years at Evoqua Water Technologies in Lowell. She previously worked at Yankee Atomic Power and for many years as the Secretary of the Burgess Elementary School, in Sturbridge.
Linda leaves behind a daughter, Lauri A. Fagerquist and her partner Bill Ratcliffe of Lowell; a son, John A. Fagerquist and his wife Renee of Stafford Springs, CT. In addition to her children, she leaves four grandchildren: Abigail H. Fagerquist, Bethany C. Fagerquist and her partner Ryan Bacon; John P. Fagerquist and his wife Marissa, and Samuel P. Fagerquist. She leaves six great-grandchildren: Braelyn, Tracy, David, Emma, Henry, Sally and one more on the way.
Linda is also survived by her brother, Richard Brown and his wife Mary Ellen of Merrimack, NH, her sister and best friend, Nancy (Brown) Turner and husband Ronald of Walpole, NH, sister-in-law, Nicole Brown of Worcester, MA and sister-in-law, Fran Brown, wife of her late brother, Henry M. Brown of Elkton, FL, and many nieces and nephews. She leaves her dear friend, Jane Simpson of Sturbridge along with many others.
She was pre-deceased by her former husband, Paul L. Fagerquist, and his parents Andrew and June Fagerquist.
Per Linda’s wishes funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550 is assisting the family with arrangements.
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