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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Linda Copley  Brown

Linda Copley Brown

Friday, January 25th, 2019
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Linda Copley Brown,55, passed away peacefully Friday January 25, 2019 surrounded by her family at their Boxborough, MA home. Linda was born in Boston on February 2, 1963, the second daughter of Nancy C. (Parker) and Reginald C. Brown. The family lived in Dedham until Linda was eight months old, when they moved to Boxborough. Linda had Down syndrome. She attended Concord Clinical Nursery School; Gates School, Acton; Hale Junior High School, Stow; and the Occupational Development Program at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, graduating in 1984.

Linda worked at the Central Middlesex ARC (CMARC) workshop in Woburn, which became NUPATH. She was one of the first employees at Roche Brothers Market in Acton, starting there the day it opened. In 2005, Linda moved to a Minute Man ARC house on Pine Street in Concord and worked again at CMARC. In 2015, she transferred to NUPATH in Westford and moved to a TILL home on Thoreau Street in Concord. Linda received wonderful care and was beloved by the staff who cherished her spunk and sense of humor at NUPATH, Pine Street, and Thoreau houses.

Linda loved to swim, dance, and play the keyboard. She was an active participant in Special Olympics, Girl Scouts, and Open Door Theater, where she was in more than twenty productions. She was an acolyte at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton for over twenty years, and she was a longtime member of the Friday Fun Club. Linda loved rooting for her New England Sports teams, especially the Patriots and the Red Sox and was eager to tell everyone, “Did you hear the good news? The Red Sox won the championship!” Linda loved watching Lawrence Welk and the Donny and Marie Show as a young girl and knew every song from The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music.

Linda is survived by her mother, Nancy C. (Parker) Brown; her four sisters: Cynthia C. Nye, Old Orchard Beach, ME; Sue E. Brown, Ayer, MA; Katie P. Graham, Aldie, VA; and Jennifer C. Thornton, Malden, MA; two brothers-in-law: John Nye and Scott Thornton; her niece and goddaughter Jessie E. Graham; and six nephews: Thomas J. Graham, Daniel P. Nye and his wife Liz; Luke T. Nye; Samuel C. Nye, Adam Nye and his finance Zoe and Parker Brown Thornton. She is also survived by her aunt and uncle, Barbara and Willard T. Parker, East Dennis, MA; and her cousins Todd Parker and Amy Verdin and their families.

Linda was predeceased by her adored father, Reginald C. Brown; dear brother-in-law David J. Graham; and both sets of grandparents.

Visiting hours Fri. Feb. 1st from 4-8pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. Funeral service Sat. afternoon Feb. 2 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Rd, Acton at 2:30pm with interment in the church cemetery. Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to TILL, Inc.; NUPATH; or Church of the Good Shepherd. TILL, Inc., 20 Eastbrook Road, Dedham MA 02026. NUPATH, 147 New Boston Street, Woburn MA 01801. Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Road, Acton MA 01720.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to either TILL, Inc., 20 Eastbrook Road, Dedham MA 02020; or NUPATH, 147 New Boston Street, Woburn MA 01801; or to The Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Road, Acton MA 01720. Memorial page actonfuneralhome.com
  • Service

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    The Church of the Good Shepherd
    Address
    164 Newtown Road
    ACTON, MA 01720
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  • Interment

    Location
    The Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery
    Address
    164 Newtown Road
    ACTON, MA 01720
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Nancy Steele

Posted at 01:49pm
To all the Browns, as well as all the others who love Linda,
my deepest condolences. We have not seen each other in number of years...but oh the memories. How often we Steele kids would join you on weekend adventures. How I remember the times spent at the old north bridge, as well as running wild in the back pastures... Not sure if I spent more time at your home, or ours in grade school. Linda and her spunky way were a constant. What a strong spirit! Oh how she will be missed in sooo many ways. Prayers surround you all during what must be a most challenging transition. Hope we can connect the next time I am in town (spring or summer most likely). Love to all, Nancy
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