Linda was born in Groton, Massachusetts on June 29, 1960 and spent her childhood in Pepperell, Massachusetts. She attended and graduated from North Middlesex Regional High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell with her B.S. Degree in Health Education. Linda went on to work for Matthew Thornton, Wang Laboratories and eventually Cigna, where she most recently held the position of Client Engagement Manager before she passed away.
Linda staged a courageous 16-month war against brain cancer. Linda was never one to shy away from a challenge and taught those who knew her what “courage” truly looked like. She had immense compassion for others. She was a fighter and had a unique Polish grit, passion, a focused purpose coupled with quick wit and humor.
Linda loved to travel and one of her favorite destinations were Hawaii and Italy. Linda was very generous and active in charitable events and donated her time to the Boys and Girls Club, MS150, March of Dimes and Impact to Hero’s just to name a few. She enjoyed raising money for good causes to help and support others.
Linda is the daughter of Thaddeus (Ted) Duda and Eleanor Jane Duda of Pepperell, MA. She is survived by a brother Edward Duda of Merriam, KS and sisters Andrea Duda of Nashua, NH and Valerie Duda of Pepperell, MA also by three nieces, Alaina, Elizabeth and Jessica Chalmers and a nephew Justen Gardner. She is pre-deceased by her mother Eleanor Jane Duda and brother Anthony (Tony) Duda. Linda had a huge zest for life coupled with a huge, giving heart. She adored her mother and father and was a terrific wife and step-mother to Bill, Kendall and their dog, Bella. Linda had many friends and loved her family. Our beloved Linda will be missed greatly by many.