A strong fighter who loved family time and traveling

NORTH READING — Linda Marie (Howard) Farnham, 61, of North Reading, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2022, surrounded by her family.

Born in Medford on May 30, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Henry Howard and late Mary (O’Donnell) Howard. Linda grew up in Malden. She attended Girls Catholic High School and Northeastern University. She was a resident of North Reading for the past 24 years.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Bruce E. Farnham; her son Daniel J. Farnham, her daughter Carolyn Y. Farnham; her brothers, Thomas Howard and his wife Rainie, and Richard Howard and his wife Cindy; her sister, Marybeth Cancellieri and her husband Bob, and her brother David Howard and his wife Lydia, as well as her in-laws, Susan and Michael Carman. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She remained a strong fighter and didn’t let her illness slow her down. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She also loved to travel; she traveled as far as England and South Korea. Linda was a member of the North Reading Garden Club and was an avid crocheter and reader. She enjoyed sitting outside by a fire with her family and loved her dog Gigi.

Calling hours were held on Wednesday, March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street, North Reading.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice. To leave an online message of condolence, visit: www.croswellfuneralhome.com.