WALDO — Linda G. (Sinclair) Maxwell, 79, the kindest and most loving wife, mother and friend you could know, went to be with the Lord on May 5, 2022, with her family by her side.

Linda spent most of her life as a nurse, taking care of others as she always did, finally retiring from Merry Gardens in Camden.

To know her was to love her and if you had that pleasure, you know that grass did not grow under her feet. She committed 100% to her hobbies and family from gardening to scrapbooking to her birds. She did it all lovingly and without reward. Linda loved her family and always looking forward to gathering at Thanksgiving and Christmas to see everyone. One of her greatest joys was to see the births of her great-grandchildren, Gabriel M. and Aurora D.

Linda’s compassion, generosity, smile and laugh were contagious, always drawing people to her, making them feel warm, welcome and loved.

Linda was predeceased by her parents, Rodley and Corine (Crosby) Sinclair,as well as her stepfather Burliegh Crockett. She is survived by her loving husband Donald B., daughter Mishelle D. Lawrence (Paul M.) of Swanville, and son Michael D. Rioux of Portland; grandsons Theodore M. Lawrence of Augusta and Jonathan B. Lawrence of Belfast; great-grandchildren Gabriel M. Lawrence and Aurora D. Lawrence; her sister Enola Couture (James) of Waterville; and brothers Milton Sinclair (Charlotte) of New Sharon and Rodley Sinclair (Paula) of York, along with beloved nieces, nephews, dear friends and her church family.

Friends are invited to gather for her service on May 14, 2022, 1 p.m. at the Swanville Community Church, with a gathering to remember and share stories to follow in the fellowship hall.  Memories and condolences may be shared at ripsotafh.com.

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