Loved the outdoors, gardening and golfing

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — Linda M. (Hobby) Dyer, 59, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and formerly of Wakefield and North Reading, departed this life unexpectedly on Sunday, November 6, 2022.

Family members include her loving parents Harrie and Marion Hobby of North Reading, a sister Debra Skerry and her husband Daniel of Beverly, her brothers Richard Hobby and his partner Laurie Phinney of Lynn, Andrew Hobby of Boston, and her nieces and nephews.

Linda was a graduate of North Reading High School, class of 1981. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Northeastern University. Linda was employed and retired from Tufts Health as an accountant.

Linda loved the outdoors. There was nothing like a good day at the beach or a successful day on the golf course with her ladies group. She loved to garden and to spend time reading. Linda made friends easily with her beautiful smile and infectious laughter. Like her mother, Linda was a lover of animals, especially her cats.

We are grateful for the time, laughter and love we’ve shared with Linda and until we meet again may she rest in peace.

Visitation will be held at the Croswell Funeral home, 19 Bow St., North Reading, on Sunday, January 29 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.  To send an online message of condolence please go to