1947 Linda 2016

Linda Y. Wiinikainen

October 19, 1947 — October 22, 2016

GARDNER -  Linda Y. (Nadeau) Wiinikainen, 69, of 254 Chapel Street, died Saturday morning, October 22, 2016 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston from complications from multiple myeloma.

She was born in Gardner on October 19, 1947, daughter of the late Alfred and Lillian (Douvenot) Nadeau.  She was a graduate of Gardner High School and a lifelong resident of Gardner.

Linda was a self-employed hairdresser for over 20 years.  She was an avid golfer and was a member of Ellinwood Country Club for many years.  She was also a member of Amateur Trap Shooting Association, where she won many awards and traveled to many state shoots with her husband, who was getting to be known as Mrs. Wiinikainen's husband.  Linda also enjoyed sporting clays.  She was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and she and her husband were season ticket holders for ten years.  Linda  loved brittany dogs and was an avid tennis player.

She leaves her husband, Tom Wiinikainen, with whom she just celebrated 47 years of marriage, a stepbrother Chris Nadeau of Livermore, CA.  She also leaves behind Christy Chiapetta of Pawtucket, RI, the daughter, she wished she had.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 10 AM to 12 Noon in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.  A graveside service will follow at 12:30 P.M. in Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Brittany Rescue, 822 Wild Ginger Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.

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