OXFORD - Linda F. (Lewin) Faneuf, 71, peacefully passed away on April 19, 2020, at home with her family by her side after fighting the most courageous 16 year battle with breast cancer. She leaves behind her daughter Lori, her son-in-law Joe and her granddaughter Kaitlyn McCassie, all of Oxford. Her beautiful mother, Mary Lewin and loving sister, Gail Johnson, both of New Bedford. Her amazing, always by her side best friends and in-laws, Lynne & Billy, Carol & Eddy, June, and David Faneuf, a sister-in-law Nancy Lewin, her special friend Danny Hassett, her Best Ladies, many supportive nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends.
The party that welcomed her home included, her late husband Richard Faneuf; her father Raymond Lewin; two brothers, Mark and Kevin; her father-in-law Richard Faneuf Sr.; her two mothers-in-law, Elsie and Gloria amongst many others.
Linda loved being with her family and friends, having “the kids” sleepover, being a nurse, being the party hostess, giant cookouts, “walking people to the door”, hugs and kisses, squeezing cheeks, and embroidering. She recently picked up a few new hobbies such as riding on a motorcycle, doing Paint Nites, Girl Scout Camps, Oxford Women’s Club and playing hand and foot with her Monday card ladies. Most of all, she loved spending these last 2 years with her granddaughter Kaitlyn. They were undeniably the light of each other’s lives.
Her famous line “wait a minute” will always resonate with those that knew her well.
She was a graduate from New Bedford High School and then received her RN from Quinsigamond College, followed by her Bachelor’s Degree at Worcester State. Her first assignment as a nurse was at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital where she met her loving husband of 44 years. Linda and Dicky met while she was a nursing student and he was the patient. It’s a true love story where she knew he may never walk again, but that didn’t stop her. She let love prevail and they shared an amazing life together. That’s the kind of person Linda was. She was a beautiful human being and the ultimate nurse and caregiver at heart.
She later retired from Rutland Heights Hospital after 23 years when it closed its doors. She then worked at the TCC Unit at Hahnemann Hospital, University Commons, as a Per Diem Agency Nurse, followed by the Meadows in Leicester where she was forced to suddenly retire in 2009 when she relapsed into stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Linda’s passion for being a nurse and helping others didn’t stop there. She continued to do that everyday in whatever aspect she was able to until the day she left us. She always saw the best in every situation and poured her full heart in to everything she did! She was an amazing woman, wife, mother, “pseudo-mom”, Aunt, Nana, and friend to many. She will be surely missed every day and never ever forgotten.
The family would like to thank Dr.Tony Samaha, Shelley, Anita and Yen specifically. You have been truly amazing! We would also like to thank the other doctors, nurses, and staff in the Oncology Department at Reliant Medical Group, the Jewish Healthcare Hospice who was by her side at the end, as well as the many departments that assisted Linda through her illnesses. Thank you for giving us the time that we had together!
Due to the Covid19 pandemic and the safety of everyone, we will not be having any services at this time. Please be sure to check out the photo slideshow and sign the guest book at paradisfuneralhome.com for the family to read and keep as a keepsake. Any donations and memorial contributions may be sent to the JHC Hospice 646 Salisbury St. Worcester, Ma 01609.
Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing arrangements.
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