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Linda L. (Perry) O'Donnell
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“We learned from a Melrose neighbor of Linda's passing. Our sympathies and thoughts go to Dick and her entire family. When we lived at number 18, we...Read More »
1 of 49 | Posted by: Constance Emmett - Melrose, MA

“I was so sad to hear Linda has passed. I have not talk to her in years. IHowever I have wonderful memories of her and I in high school. She was a...Read More »
2 of 49 | Posted by: Lisa Gray - Melrose, MA

“Dear Dickie,I was so saddened to hear of Linda's passing. I, unfortunately, was unable to attend her services as my husband and I were on vacation....Read More »
3 of 49 | Posted by: Maureen Ball DeVivo - Melrose, MA

“Dear Dickie, Sharon & Shauna,I was so very sad to read about Linda's passing. Our families had been so closely connected for many years, Lizz, Emily...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: Julie Gillcrist - Melrose, MA

“Dickie, we are so sorry to hear about Linda. Our thoughts are with and you your kids. ”
5 of 49 | Posted by: Drew MacLeod - Lk Havasu Cty, AZ

“Dear Dickie, I am sorry to hear of Linda's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Peace and love to you all. ”
6 of 49 | Posted by: Carolanne (Eaton) Lanouette - NH

“To the entire O'Donnell family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. The Crowley Family (Bob, Katie,...Read More »
7 of 49 | Posted by: Bob and Katie Crowley - Saugus, MA

“Dear Dickie and family,I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved wife, Linda. I will always remember how you took such good care of her...Read More »
8 of 49 | Posted by: John Filaretos - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to hear of Linda's passing.Always had a smile and a warm 'hello'. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.Jackie ”
9 of 49 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA

“Dear Dickie, I am so sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences to you and the families. ”
10 of 49 | Posted by: Marilyn Daly Nicolosi - MA

“Dear Dickie, I am so sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences to you and the families. ”
11 of 49 | Posted by: Marilyn (Mare) Daly Nicolosi

“Dear Dickie, Sharon and Shauna, We were so very saddened by Linda passing. It is too hard to believe. We had so many great times and laughs...Read More »
12 of 49 | Posted by: Jerry and June McNaught - NC

“I met Linda many years ago when she took over as the FSD for the Voke in Wakefield. She was a customer for years and she was always laughing and...Read More »
13 of 49 | Posted by: Gary Cerretani - Dunnellon, FL

“Dickie,Our condolences to you and your family. ”
14 of 49 | Posted by: Mark Hatfield - Melrose, MA

“Dickie we are very saddened to learn Linda passed away, our love to you and all the family. Our mother enjoyed working with Linda (and Agnes) and...Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: The Tura Family - Melrose, MA

“Ours hearts go out to your family , so sorry to hear of Linda's passing God Bless . ”
16 of 49 | Posted by: Andy & Lorelee Graffeo - MA

“I'm sorry to hear about Linda's passing. My sincerest condolences. You're in my thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 49 | Posted by: Donna (Wolfe) Gadway - Gonic, NH

“Dearest Dickie and family,Our hearts are heavy with sadness for you. Linda was such a wonderful woman. Always a kind word and caring heart. We're...Read More »
18 of 49 | Posted by: Judy & Scott Donahue - Laconia, NH

“My sincere condolences to the O'Donnell Family. I will always remember Linda as the go-to lady in the cafeteria. Always there to help with a great...Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: Connie OConnor - Melrose

“Deepest condolences on Linda's passing. ”
20 of 49 | Posted by: Linda Tully Zager - Manchest er, MA

“Dickie, Beth and I are so sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of Linda. ”
21 of 49 | Posted by: Dennis Hatfield - Melrose, MA

“Dickie Sharon and Shauna. I am so very sorry for loss of wife and Mother. Hadn't seen her in a very long but my.memories of her will be forever. May...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: Linda Stevenson - Melrose, MA

“Dickie and family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. Linda was such a good soul. God bless. ”
23 of 49 | Posted by: Kathleen Powers - Melrose, MA

“Dear Diki Sharon Shauna Tony Debi so sorry to hear of Linda's passing loved her attitude and her laugh she will be greatly missed Paula and I...Read More »
24 of 49 | Posted by: Stephen Vaughan - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with you and your family ”
25 of 49 | Posted by: Paul Tonnessen - Kahului, HI

“Dickie, I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed. ”
26 of 49 | Posted by: Rose Gilfeather - Wakefield, MA

“My prayers are with Linda her family, and friends.Linda God has lead you through life's path now you will live in heaven for with our Lord God...Read More »
27 of 49 | Posted by: Janet Cargill Miller - Rowley, MA

“My thoughts are with my uncle Dicky and family. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. Love and miss you all very much. You can call me at 443...Read More »
28 of 49 | Posted by: George O'Donnell - Glenn Burney, MD

“Dick, so sorry for your loss. ”
29 of 49 | Posted by: Mike Butler - Estero, FL - Friend

“Dickie and Family,I would like to offer my sincere condolences on your loss, I hope all the beautiful memories you all share will help to ease your...Read More »
30 of 49 | Posted by: Mary Laughton (Dorman) - Peabody, MA

“Dickie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
31 of 49 | Posted by: Rick Rudolph - Georgetown, MA

“Chuck and I are so sorry for your great loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Linda is out of pain and...Read More »
32 of 49 | Posted by: Karen (Sullivan) O'Connell - MA

“Dickie, Sharon, Shauna, Anthony, Debbie & Toni, Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.I so sad to hear the nice on Linda, I worked with her...Read More »
33 of 49 | Posted by: Frank & Maura Goodhue - Windham, NH

“Dear O'Donnell Family, I am so very sad to hear about Linda. I spent years working with her in the kitchen at the nursing home when I was in college...Read More »
34 of 49 | Posted by: Amie Varney - Friend

“Cousin Dickie, Sharon and Shauna;We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayer. ”
35 of 49 | Posted by: Mike and Laura O'Donnell - WA

“Cousin Dickie, Sharon and Shauna;We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayer. ”
36 of 49 | Posted by: Mike and Laura O'Donnell - WA

“We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Sending all of our love and support. ”
37 of 49 | Posted by: Thomas and Michelle Runge - AZ

“Dickie, Sharon & ShaunaOur heartfelt sympathy to all of you.Linda was a wonderful,funny, caring,person who made such an impact in my life.I will be...Read More »
38 of 49 | Posted by: Linda Rafferty - Hales Location, NH

“DickieLaurie and I extend our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved wife Linda. She and your family are in our prayers. Larry and Laurie...Read More »
39 of 49 | Posted by: Larry and Laurie Ford - Oakley, CA

“I am so sorry for your family's loss prayers to you all ”
40 of 49 | Posted by: Lori Runge - Melrose, MA - Friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss she was a great person ”
41 of 49 | Posted by: Anna Deyoung - Melrose, MA

“Dear Dickie and family, I am so sorry for your loss! I will always remember Linda and all the fun we had back in the day with the Mt Hood crew. ...Read More »
42 of 49 | Posted by: Laura Trulli-Gallo - Salem, NH

“Dear O'donnell family, I am so sad to hear that Linda is no longer with us, I went to Elementry School with Linda and all thru Middle and High school...Read More »
43 of 49 | Posted by: Laura Ploof - Melrose, MA

“Love and prayers to the family ar this time of need. ”
44 of 49 | Posted by: John Zingarelli - Framingham, MA

“Dickie, Shauna and Sharon. You don't know me but I was a good friend with your mom/Linda growing up. She was a wonderful person and great friend. It...Read More »
45 of 49 | Posted by: Cheryl Hynds - Wakefield, MA

“Debbie, Toni and Anthony. I am so very sad to hear of Linda's passing. Joanne & I were really hoping we could have gotten in touch with her last year...Read More »
46 of 49 | Posted by: Cheryl Hynds - Wakefield, MA

“To Debbie, Toni, Anthony, Dickie, Sharon, Shauna, Michael, and the family - extending my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you at this time until we see...Read More »
47 of 49 | Posted by: Sharon DelMastro-Black - Methuen, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be greatly missed by so many ”
48 of 49 | Posted by: Megan Turner - Quincy, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
49 of 49 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Linda L. (Perry) O'Donnell, of Melrose, passed away after a lengthy illness at home on August 12, 2018 at the age of 60. Linda was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1976. She went on to earn her degree from Bunker Hill College and also received certificates in Dietary Food Service from Essex Agricultural & Technical School. Linda worked as the Director of Food Service for Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield for over 10 years. She was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of both St. Mary's & Incarnations Churches in Melrose for many years. Linda was a member of the PTO at the Beebe School in Melrose and a Melrose Girl Scout Troop Leader for many years. She enjoyed spending her time at the family pool, decorating her home for halloween & holidays and family vacations at Newfound Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee. Linda loved gardening, shopping, swimming, painting and her family was the most important part of her life. She was the beloved wife of Richard D. "Dickie" O'Donnell for 37 years. Loving mother of Sharon M. O'Donnell of Melrose and Shauna L. Faulkner & her husband Michael of Tewksbury. Caring sister of Deborah Orsillo of Melrose, Toni Ann Perry & her late husband Randy of RI and Anthony Perry & his wife Beth of Tewksbury. Dear friend of Jean Hurley of Medford. Survived by two cats Ty & Ziva. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, August 15th from 4-8PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, August 16th at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Melrose Wakefield Healthcare Breast Cancer Fund Development, 585 Lebanon St., Melrose, MA 02176.