Linda Dwyer remembered…


January 25, 1945 – January 22, 2013

Linda Lee M. Dwyer, 67, of Black Hawk, Colorado, formerly of Leominster, Massachusetts passed away at home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 after an illness.

She was born in Leominster on January 25, 1945, the daughter of Sandino and Yvonne Venturi. She attended LeominsterHigh School.

Besides spending time with her family, Linda Lee enjoyed cooking, jigsaw puzzles and crocheting. She was the manager of the Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 117 until relocating to Colorado in 2001.

She leaves two sisters, Sandra Craigmyle of Granbury, Texas, and Pauline Frye and her husband Henry of Leominster, and her brother Sandino Venturi of Loris, South Carolina; two daughters, Laura Burtschi and her husband John of Black Hawk, and Melissa Howard of Shirley; three grandchildren, Melinda Lasonde of Shirley, and Harrison Dunham and Christopher Burtschi, both of Black Hawk.

Linda Lee was preceded in death by her husbands, Harrison W. Howard in 1983, and Robert Dwyer in 2002. She also lost her son, Ronald J. Howard in 2001.

Services will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Central City behind Doc Holiday’s. A Celebration of Life will follow immediately at the Central City Elks. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made in her memory to: Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America, Massachusetts Chapter, 495 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA  01701. 1-800-688-6572,

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