Linda Sullivan Kley

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EAST WINTHROP - The spirit of Linda Sullivan Kley departed the world as we know it on Nov. 30, 2018, passing around a bend of time and space to a new world of peace and freedom from worldly cares.

Linda's 75 good years in this world and 50 years as an East Winthrop resident were marked by love and devotion to friends and family, and a gentle fostering of beauty that she could find in almost any setting or circumstance. Her family included her brother Dennis Albaugh, his wife Cathy, their children, spouses and grandchildren; her sons Sean and Nathan, Nate's wife "Andie" Ward, and Ron, Linda's husband of 55 years.

Her spirit and the course of her life found fulfillment and satisfaction in caring and service toward others, including not only family members and close friends but the children at Wonder Awhile nursery school where she taught for a number of years, and colleagues and clients of the Family Violence Project where she devoted most of her working years. Through her support of liberal political and charitable causes she also extended her caring to a great many whom she never knew or met personally, but whom she regarded as worthy of concern and assistance.

Those of us who knew, cherished and loved Linda bid farewell and bon voyage to her spirit, freed now from the constraining limits of a physical body to explore a new existence "beyond the bend" where new possibilities abound and love knows no end. Despite her physical departure she remains with all who knew and loved her through fond and enduring memories.

At her request, there will be no ceremonial "fuss" to mark her passing. A family gathering will be held in her memory.

Dear Linda/"Lin"/Mom/Sister/Friend/ Colleague/Companion -- it was our privilege to have known and loved you, to have been loved and cared about by you and to have shared portions of our lives with you.

Published in Central Maine on Dec. 5, 2018