WINCHENDON, Mass. -- Linda L. (Soucier) Strausser, 69, of 464 Glenallen St., Winchendon, died peacefully Friday morning, Sept. 21, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Presque Isle, Maine, on June 7, 1943, the daughter of Charlene (Turner) Soucier of Skowhegan, Maine, and the late Kenneth Soucier, and graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1961.
She lived for many years in Westminster, and had lived in Winchendon for 13 years.
Linda worked for the Social Security Administration as an administrative assistant for 30 years, until her retirement.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Gardner, and the Clark Memorial YMCA in Winchendon.
Since her retirement, she enjoyed camping with friends at Loon Lake Campground. Her greatest joy was spending time and playing games with family, whether at Oak Pond with her mother, sister and nieces, or with her six grandchildren, whom she adored.
In addition to her mother, she leaves her husband, Richard M. Strausser; three children, Dawna Bailey and her husband, Mark, of Milford, N.H., Diane Leger and her husband, Rick, of Phillipston, and Duane Wilson and his wife, Donna, of Gardner; six grandchildren: Adam Bailey, Lauren Bailey, Luke Bailey, Tori Leger, Casey Leger and Dylan Wilson; a great-grandson, Jackson Bailey; a sister, Carolann Corson, of Skowhegan; two brothers: Kenneth Soucier, of Concord Township, Maine, and Bruce Soucier of Skowhegan; and many nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central St., Winchendon.
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in Bethany Baptist Church, 72 Ryan St., Gardner, Mass. The Rev. Dan Meiners will officiate.
Burial will follow in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethany Baptist Church 72 Ryan St., Gardner, Mass., 01440; or to Gardner Visiting Nursing Association Hospice Program, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, 01440.