Mrs. Linda K. Northrop, 61, of 1766 County Route 44, Waddington, passed away on Thursday morning, January 6, 2011 at the St. Regis Nursing Home, Massena, following a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of the nursing home since Oct. 28.
Linda was born June 28, 1949 in Massena, the daughter of Alfred and Jean Morgan Mayette. She graduated from Madrid-Waddington Central School in 1968. She also attended a business school in Syracuse.
On November 16, 1968, she married George Northrop at the Waddington Methodist Church.
Linda was a homemaker and once worked at Sharlow's in Waddington. She was a member of the Waddington American Legion Auxiliary and the Waddington Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years.
She loved to play cards, going to the casino, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, George; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Eric Serguson of Massena; a son, Richard Northrop and his companion, Crystal Matzan of Massena; four grandsons, Nicholas and Jordan LaVine and Dalton and Cody Serguson; her sisters, Joanne Hurlbut and her husband David of Chase Mills, and Donna Lanning of Waddington; her brother, Ronald Mayette and his wife, Sandy, of Dover Plains; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, James "JI" Mayette on March 14, 1985.
Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Waddington, with Deacon Art Garno officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Brookside Cemetery, Waddington. A luncheon will be held following the services at the Waddington American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Regis Nursing Home Activities Fund, American Lung Association, or the Waddington Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.