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“Gary, I am very sorry about your wife's death. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you and your family. Sharlene Deskins ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Sharlene Deskins - Seabrook, MD

“All our love, thoughts and prayers to the family on the loss of cousin Linda ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mark J Brayer - East Victor, NY

“Gary and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Judy and Art ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Judy and Art Thacher - MD

“Gary, I want to express how grateful I am to Linda and you for the way you've helped people. Linda's involvement with the Mid-Atlantic chapter of...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jay McKeel - Laurel, MD - friend

“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Homer and Terrie Haas - cousin

“I have known Linda for many years. I appreciate her special qualities that made it easy and comfortable to work with her. I wish to convey my...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Liz Vanden Heuvel - Annapolis, MD

“We met Linda and Gary when their eldest son Jesse married our first, or eldest, granddaughter Rachel. We got to know Linda and Gary better when they...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ginnie McLaren - Marco Island, FL

“I wrote a Haiku for your wedding, but I just don't have it in me now. We'll miss you Linda. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Wayne & Gloria Straight - MD


Linda Hayden Brayer Stone of Laurel, MD, died suddenly Monday, March 11, 2013, at Laurel Regional Hospital, Laurel, MD, at the all-too young age of 66. Linda was born August 14, 1946 in Rochester, NY, to the late Franklin Brayer and Mary Brayer, both of Rochester.

Linda is survived and deeply mourned by:
Her loving husband, Garold Raymond Stone, in Laurel, MD;
Her two beloved sons: Jesse Brayer Stone, wife Rachel Mclaren, and cherished first grand-daughter Ella, in Iowa City, IA; Eliot Hayden Stone and fiancé, Allison Troy, in Downingtown, PA;
Her seven caring siblings: Mary Anne Trupei; Suzanne Valentine and husband William; Jean Tomasso and husband Dave; Laurie Nicoles; Charlie Brayer and wife Patricia; Thomas Brayer and wife Amy; and John Brayer; all in Rochester, NY;
Her dearest mother-in-law Dorothy Stone, in Laurel, MD;
And so many other relatives, friends and colleagues.

Linda earned a Masters of Science in Counseling from Catholic University, DC., and a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, from University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

She worked many years as a drug and alcohol counsellor for Prince George's County, before establishing her own private family therapy practice. She supervised UMD Family Therapy masters candidates, and advocated successfully for Family Therapy in Maryland. After retiring, she volunteered as a resource counsellor and board member of many charitable organizations, including Laurel Advocacy and Referral Service (LARS), Ignatian Volunteer Corp, Gabriel Network, and Pro Bono Counselling,

She was a very active organizer in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Laurel, MD. She also had many dear friends that she met with regularly for mutual spiritual and social support. Everyone she met -- friend or stranger, experienced how Linda was always fully present with each of us -- in person or a call or a note or a thoughtful little gift. Linda loved doing her crafts and watercolor paintings, which she gifted freely. May everyone she ever loved spend the rest of our lives sharing our caring, inner Linda with others, especially those we find in need.

Inurnment was held at the Maryland Veterans' Cemetery, Crownsville.

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