Linda I. Nelson, age 67 of Sutton MA, died peacefully on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in UMASS Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Linda completed her bachelor's degree in Art Education and Visual Design at Southeastern Massachusetts University. After college, she worked in Boston at Channel 7 WNAC TV and Continental Cablevision in Boston, for approximately 10 years. Once returning to central Mass, she spent the remainder of her life working in the family business. The YWCA was also home to Linda for many years as a swim teacher. She also did freelance design work for clients in and around New England.
An avid outdoorswoman, Linda loved swimming, sailing, kayaking, going to concerts and anything art related. She was a shy, gifted artist and photographer whose heart and soul shined through her work.
Using a camera to express herself, Linda found profound beauty, capturing a world of magnificence that others overlooked. What we dismissed, she embraced. What we paid little attention to, she embellished with the eye of a master craftsman. She was a true inspiration to artists.
Linda won many awards for her photographs and was proud to be featured in the Blackstone Valley Corridor 2020 calendar. She was happily involved in the Worcester Center for Crafts for years.
Linda, an only child, was preceded in death by her parents, Ivar and Isabelle Nelson. She leaves a few close cousins and countless friends, many of whom she met through the family business. Times spent with her cousins and their children and grandchildren were highlights in her life. Radiating from her essence were loyalty and love for all, and in turn, Linda was deeply loved by her extended family.
Her family would like to especially thank the many compassionate nurses, doctors and staff at UMass Memorial for their wonderful, gentle care of Linda in her final days. In keeping with Linda's nature, funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are in the care of Lindquist Lundin Funeral Home, 36 Butler Street, Worcester, MA 01607. During her life, Linda was a generous donor to the arts, and to many charitable organizations. Anyone wishing to honor her life, please consider supporting various worthy organizations of your choice.