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Linda E. Trucchi
UXBRIDGE, MA - Linda E. (Angus) Trucchi, 65, formerly of Mechanicsville, VA., who recently relocated to Uxbridge, MA with her beloved husband and soul mate of 26 years, Steven E. Trucchi, passed away Thursday night, January 17, 2013, with loved ones by her side. She courageously, and gracefully, fought a 13 month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Linda set and accomplished all of the milestones that she had created for herself during those long months as she endured her sickness including huge endeavors such as finishing her college courses, attending her graduation, and walking across campus to receive her bachelors degree. In addition, she continued to write her book, worked fervently at her church in community outreach, and was especially comforted by her work with homeless children, and her efforts to help build houses for families in Haiti. She & Steve celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6, 2012. Her strength and endurance carried her through the darkest days of her pain as did her faith and her love for her family and friends.
Linda was born to Gloria J. (Angus) Strycharz and the late Hubert S. Angus, Dec. 08, 1947, in Attleboro, MA. She graduated from Pawtucket West High School, Pawtucket, RI in 1965, she attended Bryant College, Lincoln, RI and graduated with her BA in Anthropology with a minor in History from The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, in 2012. Being of an independent character and a bit of an adventurer, in 1968, Linda decided to go to New York to join National Airlines working as a ticket agent. She lived on Long Island where she was able to experience her lifelong love affair with the beach. She soon found her way to Florida, and lived in Fort Lauderdale for 6 years. In 1979 she moved back to New England, to be near her family. In the 80's Linda found an interest in computers, and worked her way up from a key punch girl, to computer operator, computer programmer, and then led her own business as a computer consultant for such names as Landmark Health Systems, Roger Williams University, and Womens & Infants Hospital, helping to train staff with new computer systems and software.
Linda met her husband Steven E. Trucchi in 1986. It was love at first sight. They were engaged on Block Island some months later, and married on December 6, 1986.
In 2002, Linda moved with Steve to Mechanicsville VA due to job requirements. As Linda was very family oriented this move away from them all, was extremely difficult for her. But she always said, Everything happens for a reason, and followed that mantra to her last days. In Virginia, Linda made a new life for herself, including hobbies, friends, and church work. It was during this time that Linda chose to return to college and pursue her passion for anthropology, archaeology, and history. She went on archaeological digs, and volunteered at the historic Hanover Tavern. She was working on a Civil War Diary, hoping for publication in early 2013. Linda was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville, VA. She enjoyed golf, skiing, kayaking, cycling, snowshoeing, and traveling.
In addition to her husband Steven E. Trucchi, Linda is survived by her mother Gloria J. (Angus) Strycharz, of Emerald Bay, Cumberland, RI, her mother-in-law Barbara F. Trucchi, of Raynham, MA, two children: her daughter Wendy A. La Voie-Kaplan and her husband Mark H. Kaplan, Jr., of Bellingham, MA, her son Sean T. Duerden and his wife Cynthia F., of Shrewsbury, MA, four brothers, Hubert S. Angus, Jr. and his wife Linda of Moorestown, NJ, Dale B. Angus, and his wife Maribeth of Coventry, RI, Jeffrey W. Angus, and his wife Joan of Cumberland, RI, and David J. Strycharz and his wife Lori of Milford, MI; 4 grandchildren, Michael J. La Voie, Jr., Zachary E. La Voie and Mackenzie R. La Voie all of Bellingham, MA and Nathan R. Duerden of Shrewsbury, MA, as well as cherished godchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Visiting hours will be held Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 from 4 8 PM at the Buma Funeral Home, 101 N. Main St., Rte. 122, Uxbridge.
Funeral services will be Sat. Jan. 26, 2013 at 9 AM from the Buma Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 AM in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 121 Linwood Street, Uxbridge, MA.
Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Glebe St., Taunton, MA.
To help battle pancreatic cancer, so that it may stop taking precious lives like Linda's, the family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Center, c/o Promise for Purple, P.O. Box 580494, Braintree, MA 02185.