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Obituary: Linda M. Bender Bellemare, 72

TEWKSBURY: Linda M. (Paelian) Bender Bellemare, age 72, a resident of Tewksbury for 12 years, formerly of Dracut and Billerica, passed away at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

She was the beloved wife of Donald L. Bellemare, with whom she celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on November 11, 2019, loving mother to her daughter, Vicki Lyn (Bender) Freitag and her husband Wayne, devoted grandmother to Ashley L. and Erik R. Freitag, and devoted great grandmother to Brayden R. Freitag.

Born in Everett on October 6, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Paelian and the late Doris (Thistle) Paelian.

Linda was raised in Everett, attended Everett schools, and graduated from Everett High School Class of 1965. During those years, she was an active member of the youth group at Mount Bellingham United Methodist Church in Everett, where she enjoyed spending time with loving family and friends.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Purchasing Agent for Lehigh-Armstrong, Inc. of Billerica.

Linda enjoyed her annual vacation to Indian Rocks Beach in Florida with Don.

She was known as Cheer Grammie while attending the cheerleading competitions all down the east coast of her granddaughter Ashley, and Baseball Grammie at all of the games of her grandson, Erik, from T-Ball to High School, then passed on to Baseball Great Grammie for her great grandson, Brayden. Linda was also known as the best Shopping Grammie on Amazon with her great grandson, Brayden, together they spent every day after school shopping.

Family and friends are invited to her Memorial Visitation to be held Sunday, Dec. 1, from 2-4 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. At the request of the family, kindly Omit Flowers. Donations in her memory may be made to Tewksbury Youth Baseball, 90 Chandler St.., Tewksbury, MA 01876 or to the American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.

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