Linda Fay Moran
November 13, 1943 – February 23, 2017
Retired Lt. Colonel – US Army
Linda Fay Moran of Sandwich, formerly of Lexington, passed away February 23rd after a brief illness.
Our beloved cousin and friend, has left this world. Linda was a brilliant, outrageous, funny, irreverent, courageous, kind and loving woman. Her love of animals was unmatched; she was a dog whisperer and an advocate for all creatures. She volunteered at Cape Wildlife Center and loved every minute of her time there. She also volunteered at Hope Hospice and was treasured for her understanding and respectful treatment of her patients.
During the Viet Nam war, Linda ran a rehabilitation hospital in Japan, caring for countless soldiers who had been gravely injured. Her recollections of that time were both sobering and inspiring.
When she returned home, Linda managed the Rehabilitation Department at Emerson Hospital in Concord for many years. She was the very best physical therapist in the planet! After her retirement, she continued to offer her skills to friends and family.
Her irreverent sense of humor, and her honest belief that rules were meant to be broken, made her life an adventure. Anyone choosing to be her friend had to be prepared for the unexpected. And her very large circle of friends loved her for it! Her friends became a family of choice; accepting each other for who we were, loving each other, standing by each other, and caring for each other always. Now, all face the challenge of continuing on without her.
Linda leaves behind her cousins, Terry Moran and Bill Buttermore and their families – and an amazing number of sister-friends, friends from all walks of life, friends from all phases of her amazing life.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1PM on Sunday, May 21st, at Scorton Creek in Sandwich – the place she loved more than anywhere else. Dogs are, of course, welcome.
To honor Linda, send her good thoughts, do a good deed for someone, or send a memorial donation to Cape Wildlife Center, Rt. 6A, Barnstable.