Linda P. (Knapp) Hall
Linda P. (Knapp) Hall, age 77, of Bow, NH, passed away March 27, 2021, after a heroic battle with cancer.
Linda was born in December, 1943, in Old Town, ME. She graduated from Old Town High School and studied Early Childhood Education at the University of New Hampshire. She moved to Merrimack, NH, after marrying and remained there for 54 years, raising her four children and serving as Deputy Town Clerk and Tax Collector for the town for 17 years. In addition, she spent 17 years at the Merrimack PTA Kindergarten as associate teacher and program director.
Linda is survived by her parents Arthur and Alvina Knapp of Bradley, ME; her sister Carol (Jack) Resemini of Long Island, NY; her children Lisa (Christine) Hall, Christopher (Stephanie) Hall, Kasey (Paul) Massaro, and Stephanie Hall; her grandchildren Rebecca, Gianna, Dominic, Rob, Ryan, and Greer; and her niece and god-daughter Tina Hager and nephew John Resemini, of Long Island, NY. In addition, she leaves extended family in Old Town, ME, and many lifelong friendships in Merrimack, NH.
Linda was kind and classy and loving. She will be remembered as a fiercely dedicated mother, in particular advocating unceasingly for her daughter, Stephanie, and as everyone’s best and most loyal friend. She was the Nana who came to all the concerts, dance recitals, and sporting events. She adored children and animals, pop music and dancing (especially in the kitchen), playing organ and piano (sometimes barefoot) at church, the theater, and chocolate dipped soft serve ice cream cones, no matter how hard they are to eat. She had a crazy shoe collection and earrings to match that deserved their own room in the house. Passionate about music, Linda sang in the Merrimack Concert Association Chorus for over a decade and never missed an opportunity to attend a concert or play. She found inspiration and solace at the Maine coast.
In particular, her family will remember her as their gentle but strong mother and Nana who was always ready to give advice or to just listen, who laughed with her family and was most happy when everyone was in the same room, and who had an endless supply of love and acceptance.
A celebration of life will be planned when it is safe to do so. Should you wish to memorialize Linda, please consider a donation to the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (https://bianh.org/) or your local ASPCA.
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