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Obituary: Marion A. (Holmstedt) Linnehan, 77

Nov 14, 2016 05:23PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Marion A. (Holmstedt) Linnehan obituary

HUDSON, NH- Marion A. (Holmstedt) Linnehan, 77, a longtime resident of Dracut, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua. She was the beloved wife of James J. Linnehan, Sr., with whom she shared 57 loving years of marriage. 

Born in Lowell on July 11, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Durkin) Holmstedt. Marion was a graduate of Keith Hall Academy in Lowell with the class of 1957. She worked as a Medical Secretary at Saints Memorial Medical Center for nearly 20 years. 

A devoted Catholic, Marion was an active parishioner and volunteer at St. Francis Church in Dracut, MA and more recently St. Kathryn's Church in Hudson, NH. After retiring, she and her husband were avid campers, spending several winters with friends in both Florida and Arizona. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, reading, and participating in the Exercise Group at Mission Pointe retirement community. Above all, her most cherished time was spent enjoying her family and grandchildren, attending their numerous school events and family gatherings. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived and will be deeply missed by her four children, James J. Linnehan, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Dracut, Richard P. Linnehan and his wife Christina of Nashua, NH, Paul B. Linnehan and his wife Mary of Hudson, NH, and Maura A. Daddona and her husband Charles Jr. of Merrimack, NH; 11 grandchildren, Brian Linnehan and his wife Kathryn, Kelly Laganas and her husband Jared, Erin, Meghan, Shannon, and Grace Linnehan, Matthew and Sarah Linnehan, and Kailey, Hannah, and Addison Daddona; 2 great grandchildren, Mason Laganas and Addyson Linnehan; and a brother, Albert Holmstedt of Lowell; as well as 31 nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4 to 8 p.m. on TUESDAY, November 15th at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on WEDNESDAY, November 16th at 9 a.m. with her Funeral Mass directly following at St. Kathryn's Church, Hudson, NH at 10 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tewksbury. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit 
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