Linda A Emde

February 13, 1965 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Linda Emde Obituary

Please note that the time of the service has been changed from 11:00 to 11:30 on Friday morning.

Linda A. Emde, a woman of great humor, generosity, and love, passed away peacefully at South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, on October 11, 2023. Born in Boston on February 13, 1965, Linda was a beloved daughter to Ida P. (Kilduff) and Robert J. Emde of Canton. She was a cherished sister and aunt, leaving behind a large, loving family which includes her sister Maureen Harlan and her husband Ted of Old Orchard Beach, ME; her brother Joseph Emde and his wife Laurel Gerdine of Concord; her sister Christine Emde of Norwood; and her brother Eric Emde and his wife Kerry of Canton. Linda was also the loving aunt of Brendan and Elizabeth Harlan; Cameron, Sophie, Chelsea and Colton Emde-Gerdine; and Laura Kate and Michael Emde.  She was the godmother of Brendan and Michael. 

Linda was raised in Canton and was a proud graduate of Canton High School. Her love for learning led her to pursue a degree in education at Framingham State College. After graduating, Linda became a full-time teacher in the Cambridge Mass school system, where she found joy in educating middle school students. Linda was known as a dedicated educator, always striving to inspire her students to reach their full potential. She was currently employed at J.C. Higgins in Stoughton, where she will be sorely missed both professionally and personally.

Outside of work, Linda found joy on the golf course, where she could be found perfecting her swing. She was also a skilled bowler and a formidable opponent on the softball field. Her laughter and cheer were a constant on the green, the lanes, and the diamond.

Linda’s laughter will echo in the hearts of her family, her generosity knew no bounds, and her love was unconditional.  She had the rare ability to light up any room she entered, and her presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Linda treasured her three beloved cats – Sophie, Lulu and Hank.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to or your local animal shelter.

Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Thursday October 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral service at the funeral home Friday morning at 11:30 am with burial at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton following the service.

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