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Linda A. (Lampron) Akstin

HAVERHILL: Linda A. (Lampron) Akstin, 69, passed away peacefully at her home on April 30, 2016 following a courageous battle with cancer. Linda fought her battle the way she lived life, with amazing courage, grace, and concern for others. She was the wife of James P. Akstin. A loving wife, mother, and friend, Linda was born on July 13, 1946 to the late Ernest J. Lampron, Sr. and the late Dorothy (Atwood) Lampron.

Linda graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1964, and attended Northern Essex Community College. She worked at Bell Labs for many years before finding her true passion, working with young children, as a teacher at Ann Crane’s Kindergarten where she taught for 27 years. Following her retirement she spent winters in Naples, FL where she found a new challenge and love, playing golf. Linda was as beautiful outside as she was inside and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her husband Jim of 48 years, Linda is survived by her son, Eric Ernest Akstin and wife Sarah of Ellington, CT, daughter, Julie (Akstin) Dearing and husband Bradford of Houston, TX, along with six grandchildren whom she cherished beyond words (as they did her). Linda also leaves behind her brother, Ernest J. Lampron, Jr. and wife Angie of Groveland; sister, Marylee Durocher and husband George of Haverhill; brother David Lampron and wife Susan of Rochester, NH along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends will gather at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016, at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill to be followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Hearts Church. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Interment at the Lithuanian Cemetery. Donations in Linda’s name may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02442.

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