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“So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We went to Brien McMahon together and remember how much fun she brought into this world. Bonne Burton,...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry of hearing of Linda's passing. It is unbelievable. Linda was so wonderful every time we saw her at Tractor Supply. Our hearts break for you...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Andrea and Kevin Wadsworth - Lee, MA

“I was Lindas' supervisor at Tractor Supply. She was a pleasure to work with and was always godd for a cheery exchange. I know she loved her horses...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Chris, so sorry for the loss of your mom !! My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family !! My prayers are with you all !!! Lisa...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa Iannaccone - Norwalk, CT

“Dear Ray and FamilyIm so very sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all. ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Mark Smith - lee, MA

“4/10/2015 I only found out today. I will pray for Linda and family. She is with our Lord, I am sure. Cousin Joe Urciuoli. ”
6 of 32 | Posted by: Joseph Urciuoli - Wethersfield, CT

“So sorry to hear about Linda. ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: Terry Malloy - Cheshire, MA

“Dear Matt, Monica and Owen, We are so deeply sorry for your loss and so saddened by the sudden passing of your mother. Our hearts are with yours at...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Courtney, Holly, Meghan - Lenox

“Dear Ray and family, Barb, Debbie, and families-We were so sad to hear about your loss. Linda will always be remembered fondly at our gatherings on...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Carey Moran - Stonington, CT

“Matt and family,We are so sorry and saddened to hear of your sudden loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please find strength and comfort...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Chris Orcutt - Tucson, AZ

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. ”
11 of 32 | Posted by: Chrissy Polastri - Pittsfield, MA

“We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. My Mom, Faye Saltarelli (now of Sun City Ctr., Fl.) always bought corn, tomatoes & fruit from the farm in...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Diane Saltarelli Meng - LaSalle, ON

“I worked with Linda many many years ago and she was such a sweet person. It was years later till I met Matt and I am a dear friend of Monica's. I'm...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Valerie Ireland - Pittsfield, MA

“Erik, Jena and family, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 32 | Posted by: Amy Rodgers

“Thank you Linda for being so friendly to me when I moved here 4 years ago. You will be missed. ”
15 of 32 | Posted by: Cynthia Crolius - Lanesboro, MA

“Matt, Monica and Owen,I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa Torrey - Pittsfield, MA

“Dear Tekin family please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: Gabe Rodriguez - Dallas, TX

“Dear Erik, Mr. Tekin and Family. Our deepest condolences. Wishing you all peace, comfort and wonderful memories. ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: Patty & Mike Killmer - NC


19 of 32 | Posted by: John Sager - NY

“Dear Ray and family,First of all I find it heard to think of anything to say. Michael and I are so very sorry to read and hear about your loss of...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Julie Warrington - Pittsfield, MA

“Ray so sorry to hear of Linda's passing condolences to you and your family Terry Bishop ”
21 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and love go to you, my cousin Little Ray. If I were not in rehab we would be there for you. We love you and will keep your family in our...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Chris Malicziwsky-Pospisil - NY

“So sorry Ray for your loss thinking of you and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you ”
23 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Secord - Lanesboro

“I am very sorry for your loss. Linda was my mom's, Dolores Bucciarelli Centner, first cousin. Linda's services will be on my mom's birthday. My mom...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: lori paladino - new canaan, CT

“Words can not express my sadness at the passing of such a great lady. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Bonnie Stapleberg - Cummington, MA

“an unforgetable person with such a passion for life. you will always be in my heart. wishing the family peace and comfort in remembering all the...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Judy Grenon - Derby, CT

“It's been years since I've seen Linda, but I will hold the memories of when we were kids growing up. Her passion for animals/horses, her unique way...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Jane, Garry & Family Kelley - TX

“ray & family: my prayers are with you. so sad to hear of Linda's passing. ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: doug webb - lanesboro, MA

“Linda, We will always remember you. You were the perfect wife for Ray; a terrific mother and a great sister-in-law. Your passing is our loss and...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Joe and Barb - Family

“Linda was a great addition to the family, and a wonderful mom to all of her boys. I remember her as a gentle soul and an animal lover, and am certain...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Kathy Gomes, Al and Natalie

“Erik, Jena and family....We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your mom....Please know we keep you and your Father, brothers and all family in...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Califano - Altamont, NY

“The Tekin and Bycciarelli families have my deepest sympathies on the loss of Linda. She was a good and gentle person, always thinking If how to help...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Gerard A. Grippe - Trumbull, CT


Linda M. Tekin, 67, of 21 Miner Road, Lanesboro, MA died Friday at Berkshire Medical Center. Born on April 3, 1948 in Norwalk, CT, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Mary Marko Bucciarelli. She was educated in Norwalk, CT schools and was a 1966 graduate of Brian McMahon High School. She then continued her education and graduated from Berkeley Secretarial School in White Plains, NY. She had resided in Lanesboro for the past seventeen years and prior to that had resided in Oxford, CT for many years. Linda was employed as a sales associate at Tractor Supply in Pittsfield for the past seven years. She had also worked as a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service in Seymour, CT for seventeen years. She retired in 2015. She was a communicant of St. Mark Church and a member of the Quarter Horse Association. She had also worked as a volunteer for Guiding Eyes for the Blind which trains and provides guide dogs for the blind. An avid animal lover, she enjoyed horses and working on her family farm. She had a special gift for making everyone around her live life to its fullest. She was an amazing cook and always put others before herself. She also enjoyed knitting for her family and friends. Her greatest joy though was raising her five boys and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She leaves her husband; Raymond J. Tekin Jr. of Lanesboro whom she married on July 19, 1969 in Norwalk, CT. Five sons; Raymond J. Tekin III and his wife Stephanie of Walkersville, Maryland, Christopher M. Tekin of Milford, CT, Michael A. Tekin and his wife Nicole of New Market, Maryland, Matthew N. Tekin and his wife Monica of Pittsfield, MA and Erik P. Tekin and his wife Jena of Albany, NY. A brother; David Bucciarelli of New Canaan, CT and a sister; Donna Benz and her husband Brian of Norwalk, CT. She also leaves her five grandchildren; Benjamin Tekin, Samantha Tekin, Owen Tekin, Ryan Tekin and Zachary Tekin as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Linda M. Tekin, 67, of Pittsfield, MA who died April 3, 2015 will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:15 AM from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mark Church celebrated by the Rev. John Salatino, pastor. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held Monday from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations in memory of Linda may be made to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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