Lois (McCabe) Linder

Lois (McCabe) Linder, of Avon, passed away April 27, 2020 at the age of 97. Lois was born in South Easton, MA in 1922. A graduate of Oliver Ames High School, she participated in field hockey and basketball. Lois entered the U.S. Navy WAVES during WWII in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1949. Upon her discharge from service she lived in Avon, MA and she attended Brockton Academy of Beauty Culture, working as a hairdresser before raising her family. She was employed as a secretary and regional clerk for the Commission for the Blind for 24 yrs. After retirement she spent winters in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and frequently traveled. She loved spending time with her family and friends, meat raffles at the Avon VFW, and participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade as a proud veteran.

She is survived by her daughter Joni Linder of Avon, MA and Son-in-Law Joseph Michael Grant of Avon, MA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Stephen and Meghan Mallett of Avon, MA, Kenessa and Daniel DiCesare of Middleborough, MA, and William LaBlue of Avon, MA; great grandchildren Kylie and Charles Mallett of Avon, MA and Jonathan and Ryan DiCesare of Middleborough, MA; and many nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her daughters Jeanne Davis and Barbara Linder, her longtime partner Herb Chapman, her parents Raymond and Maybelle McCabe, as well as her siblings Harry McCabe, George McCabe, and Faye Bates.

A celebration of Lois’ life will be held at a later date due to current restrictions of the ongoing pandemic.


First Name: Geena
Last Name: Clonan
City: Fairfield
State: CT
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/30/2020

Auntie Lois was beautiful inside and out. Her tall, graceful and attractive persona was matched equally to her spirit. Her enthusiasm for life was infectious. Her appreciation for friends and family was without doubt. She had a wry sense of humor and an admirable resilience stemming from years of experiences and adventures. Lois will be missed by all who knew her. We remain grateful that we had that opportnity. My deepest sympathies to her entire family

First Name: Chet and bob
Last Name: Smith mason
City: Cape coral
State: FL
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 04/30/2020

To a great aunt u will be missed love you

First Name: Paul & Joann
Last Name: Chapman
City: Avon
State: AL
Country: USA
Entry Date: 05/01/2020

So sorry for your loss. Lois was a loving partner for our Dad and they spent many years together between Avon and Ft. Lauderdale. She was so kind in helping him through his last few difficult years. May she Rest In Peace.

First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Perkins
City: Raynham
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/01/2020

Joni, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Losing your mom is a great loss. Be strong.

First Name: Mike
Last Name: Previti
City: Avon
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 05/05/2020

So Sorry for your loss. Lois was a wonderful lady and a joy to be around. Always looked forward to seeing her at the VFW for a brief chat. She will be missed and always loved

First Name: Robertr
Last Name: Iacovone
City: West Boylston
State: MA
Entry Date: 05/15/2020

I've heard so much about Lois, and have spoken with Joni many times comparing our moms. My mother was 96 (4 months shy of 97) when she passed. It was a blessing to have had these great ladies with us for as long as we did. May they rest in peace.

First Name: Peg
Last Name: Lord
State: MA
Entry Date: 05/30/2020

My sincerest condolences to Joni and the rest of Lois's Family.
My mom Betty and Lois were very good friends and shared their love for the Navy and that bond. I am sure they are now reunited and once again sharing their Navy experiences.

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