Obituary for Linda Swift Dunn
THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE ASSISTING AND CARING FOR THE FAMILY OF LINDA DUNN
WATERBURY – Linda Susan (Swift) Dunn age 68 of Waterbury passed away peacefully at the Cheshire House her home for the past 4 years surrounded by the love and comfort of her family. Linda finally lost her valiant battle with the devastation of ALS.
Linda was born on November 11, 1949 in Waterbury the daughter of the late H. Robert Swift and Anne (DeVico) Swift of Waterbury. Linda was educated in local schools, graduated from SS Peter & Paul Grammar and Waterbury Catholic High School. Linda was a proud graduate of UCONN. She married Michael Dunn and together they raised their daughters in Daytona and Ormand Beach FL. When her girls were grown, she returned to school and obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW). Her wanderlust was satisfied by work on the Island of Okinawa for two years and in Germany for one year both while subcontracting for the United States Government. These jobs gave her the opportunity to tour in China, Japan and all over Europe, living with her sister, Carol Laferriere between assignments. Linda also worked to the State of CT as well as a short stint at John Hopkins in Bethesda Maryland where her symptoms overtook her energy and then she subsequently “retired”.
Besides her mother Anne she leaves two daughters, Anna Tabke and her husband, Simon of Atlanta GA and Rebecca Werts and her husband, Dan of Maine. Her sisters, Carol Ann Laferriere and Robin Flanagan and her husband, Bill both of Waterbury and her brother, Donn Swift and his wife, Nancy of Cheshire. She also leaves her ex-husband Michael Dunn of Ormond Beach FL, her Aunt Helen Ficeto and her Uncle, Vincent DeVico both of Waterbury as well as three nieces and two nephews and many cousins. Linda also leaves her best friend Sandy Hinck of Utah with whom she shared many trips and memories over the years. She was predeceased by her father, Aunts Theresa, Peggy, Jean, Mary Dottie, Sissy, Pat and Renee and brother in law Donald Laferriere. Linda’s family would like to thank the wonderful family she became part of at the Cheshire House. The staff there cared for her and helped enrich her suddenly limited life by enhancing every day with smiles and tender, loving care.
As per her wishes, Linda’s cremated remains will be buried with her beloved bother-in-law, Donald Laferriere in Calvary Cemetery, 2232 East main St Waterbury CT 06705.. There will be a graveside memorial service on Wednesday April, 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Those planning to attend should await the formal procession to arrive at the cemetery office. In lieu of flowers, in Linda’s memory donations to the Resident Activity Fund at the Cheshire House 3396 East Main St Waterbury 06705 would be greatly appreciated. Please always think of Linda with “LOVE”. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home has been privileged to assist Linda’s family and friends with all of the arrangements. To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at:www.eastsidememorial.com.