Linda Joan Boise, former resident of Cornwall, and Canton, NY died February 23 at her last home, RiverLedge in Ogdensburg. Linda was a daughter of the late Ed and Anne Boise who lived on Judson St.
The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb 27th from 2-6 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 21 Park Street, Canton. Her funeral will be held at 6:15 PM with Rev. Douglas L. Luscia officiating.
A spring burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Canton at the convenience of the family.
Linda graduated from Canton Central High School in 1968, Skidmore College as an English major in 1972. After graduation, she accepted a teaching job in Cornwall, NY where she taught for 23 years, coached cheerleading and became a valued presence to students and colleagues. Had she not had to retire and move close to family because of physical/medical issues, she would have been a forever resident of Cornwall, as she had loved her life and friends there so much.
Most people who encountered Linda found a woman of spunk and lover of life who spoke her mind, had words and acts of encouragement for students as a teacher and as a friend or confidant for anyone. That was Linda-open heart.
She suffered from Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythmitosis, a disease that was largely undiagnosed when she first experienced it. It took a tremendous toll on her, limiting her ability to do some favorite activities such as knitting, crocheting and reading.
Linda was an inclusive person-her in-laws were her brothers and sisters. Her friends and family were mixed into her life like the Mike and Ike she always had on her kitchen counter. Linda found a stray dog, Lilly, who became the best friend and most loyal companion of her life. She was Linda’s savior-by her side night and day, providing Linda with unconditional love.
Her survivors are her brothers, Michael Boise of Canton, Christopher Boise of Jericho, Vermont , Stuart and Natalie Boise of Mendon, NY and her sisters, Jenifer Mathews of Ft. Collins, CO, her husband Phil, Claire Morda of NYC and FL, her husband Domenick Morda, and most significantly, Linda’s twin Pam Frank and her husband Tom. Pam is Linda’s identical twin; Pam and Tom took care of Linda for many years in many ways. They made her life one of joy and possibility.
Linda loved being with her family and friends, celebrating holidays, particularly Christmas, dining out, watching movies and owning her home.
Some charities Linda supported were Potsdam Animal Shelter, Spay Neuter in Hammond, NY, or any of the local animal shelters.
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