Linda Ann Carley

  • Born: September 7, 1940
  • Died: November 28, 2020
  • Location: Vernon, Vermont

Ker Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium

57 High St
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel. (802) 254-5655

Tribute & Message From The Family

Linda Ann Willey Carley passed away Saturday, Novermber 28, 2020.

Linda is survived by her children Dawn & husband Rocky Ravenna; Erica & husband Mark Wojchick of Walpole, NH; Heidi Carley; Ingrid & husband John Cutler; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; her sister-in-law Joyce Banford & wife Linda Martineau of Turners Falls, MA; 6 nieces and nephews and their families. Linda was pre-deseaced by her beloved husband, Brian Carley, of 57 years on September 22, 2020; sister Eileen Baillargeon of Whately, Massachusetts; sister-in-law Jerilynn & husband Irvin Bruneau of Guildford, Vermont and a half brother-in-law David Dewey of E. Randolph, Vermont
Linda is the daughter of the late Bertha Berry Willey (Brattleboro, Vermont) and Basil Willey (Claremont, NH). She was born and spent her early years in Newport, Vermont; later moving with her family to White River Jct, Vermont. She attended high school in Hartford, Vermont, graduating in 1958. Linda attended Beauty School of Hair Design in Burlington, VT.

On May 4th, 1963, Linda married Brian Lawrence Carley from Brattleboro, Vermont. They met when Linda moved to Brattleboro to work at Ludwig "Ludys" Hair Styling after graduating from the Sheldon Academy of Beauty School in Burlington, Vermont.

Linda and Brian soon started their family of four daughters and Linda enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother. She also kept her fingers busy over the decades in hair design. She worked part-time at Arlene Georgina's salon, Kate's Place and Scissor Master's. Linda also worked with Brian in his cleaning business and ended her career retiring from the Brattleboro Retreat after 30 years of housecleaning. She adored and cared for the children residing there and often gave them haircuts when in need.

Linda's hobbies included needlework, quilting, camping, hiking, canoeing and spending time with family and friends. Brian and Linda were members of the B&K Spofford Beach Club in Spofford, NH; Jaycee's and Eastern Star organizations in Brattleboro as well as members of Center Congregational Church in Brattleboro where Linda taught Sunday school in the 70's.

Along with her four daughters and many nieces and nephews Brian and Linda made time and welcomed many children into their home and along on family adventures.

A small memorial service will be held at Meeting House Hill Cemetery, 580 Orchard Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 on Saturday, December 12 at 1 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Linda's name to Alzheimer's Association.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Dawn and all the family,
I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. As you know, my Mom also has dementia, so I imagine there is some relief mixed in with your great sorrow. Even so yours is a great loss. My prayers are with you.
Nora Wilson
Butterfield Road, Marlboro

Posted by Nora Wilson - Neighbor   December 12, 2020

My condolences & love to the family. Linda was a great hairdresser and a very good friend.

Posted by Bert Williams - Brattleboro, VT - friend   December 11, 2020

Linda, although it's been so long since we visited. I'll always remember your beautiful smile. Your kind heart. And the laughs . Till this day I I still laugh about Ronnie throwing the twins shoes over the bank so you guys didnt have to leave

Fly high Linda.
PS. Give Dad a hug for me.

Posted by Debra Chase - Claremont, NH - family   December 10, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to Heidi, Ingrid, Erica & Dawn. Your mom was a wonderful lady, so tolerant and caring! I spent many teenage years in the Carley house and will always remember your moms smile, even when their wax a house full of teenagers when she got home from work she always had a smile. May she Rest In Peace!!

Posted by Tina Blais - Halifax, VT - Family Friend   December 09, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences Dawn & family. Cherish the memories.

Posted by Diane Abel - Brattleboro, VT - Friend   December 09, 2020

Linda will truly be missed. Had the opportunity to know her while working at the Brattleboro Retreat inpatient services. Will always remember her beautiful smile, caring for the all.
RIP Ms. Linda.
Tina Kissell

Posted by Tina Kissell - Friend   December 09, 2020

I always loved Linda. She was a sweet, loving & caring person, a great wife & mother. Her friendship is one of the most valued things I have in my memory. I am so fortunate to have had her in my life, for we had so many good times together. I pray for the family that they may have peace in their hearts & that God will ease their grief. She & Brian are together once again, & we will miss them so very much. Our love & prayers for all the family .

Posted by Penny Brookes - Eureka, MT - Friend   December 09, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Linda has passed. Thinking of all of you and the great memories we had growing up together! I know our parents are all back together! Prayers to all! Love Deb Patno

Posted by DEBORAH PATNO - BRATTLEBORO, VT - Family Friend   December 09, 2020

My heart goes out to Linda's family. Hugs and prayers to you all. She was such a sweet woman. She used Michelle and I as models to try out new hair cut styles back in the late 70's. She gave me a great Dorothy Hamill cut. I'll never forget that cut. May all your memories help to ease your pain.

Posted by KATHRYN BLOOM - Brookline, VT   December 09, 2020

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