Linda Mayne Eckman, 51, of Montville, passed away peacefully at home May 25, 2017, with her beloved dog Emily and cat Joey by her side after a prolonged illness. Linda’s determination, positive outlook and wit helped her through her long battle.

An Ann Arbor, Mich., native, she was born Jan. 11, 1966, graduated from Pioneer High School in 1984, and went on to work in the beauty industry, then pursued a career working with children. In 2004 she married her husband Andrew Eckman and moved to Maine in 2008. There she loved to go to local festivals, visit the many lighthouses and travel to see all that Maine has to offer.

Linda is survived by her husband, Andrew W. Eckman of Montville; her mother, Jean Mayne of Ann Arbor, Mich.; brother Mark and family of Whitmore Lake Mich.; her step-son, Jonathan Eckman of Meriden, Conn.; niece Lisa and family of Ypsilanti, Mich.; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Linda will be laid to rest at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, Mich., at a later date. Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to Maine Coast Animal Rescue, ℅ Blake Veterinary Hospital, 66 Atlantic Avenue, Northport, ME 04849.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences and messages for her family may be expressed by visiting