Linda P. Tilden, 72, of Marion, passed away at her home surrounded by friends and family on January 28, 2013. Due to the pending snowstorn, her graveside service has been rescheduled for SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2013 at 2 PM at Evergreen Cemetery in Marion. Family and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements are made by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
Linda P. Tilden, 72, of Marion, passed away at her home surrounded by friends and family on January 28, 2013. She will be greatly missed and remembered forever in the hearts of her family and friends. Born in New Bedford, Linda was the daughter of the late Preston D. Valley and Lorraine T. Valley. She was the art teacher at Rochester Memorial for many years where she was best known as “T” by her friends and co-workers. Her greatest joy was her family and friends.
Linda created many fond memories for all those around her. Her children talk about weekends on the Cape beaches, dancing in the kitchen, and vacations to Vermont. Countless school children still talk about “happy mistakes” on their artwork and the infamous art cart. The neighborhood kids will tell you about the dragon snow sculpture and the infinite pb & fluff sandwiches she made for everyone. The parishioners of St. Gabriel’s still comment on all the kneelers she designed years ago that are still used today. For the grandkids, Nana was the hostess with the mostest and there wasn’t a thing in the world she would not do for them.
Survivors include her husband of forty-seven years Tom Tilden, her four children and nine grandchildren; Bill Tilden and his wife Cindy of Marion and their children Lindsay, Amanda Mae, and Zach, Bob Tilden and his wife Michelle of Wareham and his children Samantha and Britney, Becky Carvalho and her husband Tony of Fairhaven and their children Adam and Selena, Laura Edgerton and her husband Chuck of Jeffersonville, Vermont and their children Thomas and Michael. She also leaves behind her two siblings David Valley and his wife Linda and her sister Alice Walsh.
The family wishes to thank all of her friends for the visits, phone calls, and food in the past few months to support Mom in her brave fight against cancer. They would like to thank Hope Hospice for their dedication to making Mom’s final days as peaceful as possible. They would also like to thank the South Coast Cancer Center of Fairhaven for providing an exemplary level of care and making Mom and Dad feel like family.
A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Marion on Saturday February 16th at 2:00 PM. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made in her memory to the Pan Mass Challenge. Bill will be riding the 200 miles in memory of Mom. 100% of the proceeds donated to the riders goes to Dana Farber for cancer research. Donations can be made at ww2.pmc.org/profile/bt0084. Please help us make sure a cure is found.
Arrangements are made by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.