SOUTH PORTLAND – Linda Desrochers, 71, of South Portland, died November 24, 2022 in Westbrook. Linda was born in Waterville to Richard and Irene Dorr on January 21, 1951. After graduating from South Portland High School in 1969, she worked for the Portland Telephone Company for years, until she lands a good job at Hannaford Brothers as an executive administrator. for over 30 years.
Linda loved her family more than anything. Growing up she shared her summers where her Grammy Chabot lived in Gorham, NH She enjoyed camping, skiing and fishing with the fish of her life, Steven E. Desrochers (although he never caught anything) , whom she married in 1995. They had many years of blissful love until Steve fell ill and Linda became his full-time nurse. Her death shattered her into a million pieces.
Linda was proud of her part-time job at the Christmas tree shop, she always liked a bargain. If she had one, we all had one because “it was a deal”. She was the queen of taking photos, if you didn’t think it was a special event, her photos reminded you how special it was.
She fell in love with the game after traveling on a number of cruises with Steve, but was named Penny Queen and that’s what she won.
She spent the rest of her life laughing with her brother, Dickie; her best friend and cousin, Sharon; his daughter, Angela; his granddaughter, Tori Lynn, Billy and Maureen Preston, Connie Morse and a number of amazing family and friends.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have supported Linda throughout her journey from the horrific disease of dementia. Indescribable amounts of thanks go to Avita of Stroudwater, especially Nicole and Gigi and all the other staff there, and Compassus Hospice of Maine and so, so many others who loved Linda, she will always be known as the cool woman with purple hair. Our family is eternally grateful to each of you.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a short funeral service at 12 p.m., Nov. 29 at Hobbs Funeral Home in South Portland. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
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