BROOKS — Linda Joanne Lord, 74, of Brooks and Belfast passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2022, with members of her family by her side. She was the daughter of Phillip and Ruby Lord of Brooks.
She attended Morse Memorial School in Brooks and was a graduate of Mount View High School in Thorndike.
Music was a very important part of her life. She played the saxophone in high school and was a member of several local bands as a drummer after graduation. She loved country music.  She also loved her pets and always kept at least one dog, sometimes as many as three! She loved to laugh and joke around with her family and friends.
She worked at the Penobscot Poultry Co. in Belfast until its closing, after which she went to work for Crowe Rope Co. She was featured in the book “I Was Content and Not Content,” which included Linda’s work at Penobscot Poultry and also the closing of Maine’s last poultry processing plant. She became friends with the authors and had much enjoyment participating in book talks with them. Several of them have become her lifelong friends.
An avid hunter and fisherman, she loved her hometown of Brooks. She participated in the town’s fire department, the ambulance service, and was always ready, willing, and able to help anyone who needed it. She lived there until the ongoing results of a stroke made it necessary for her to move to a nursing home in Belfast.
She is sadly missed by her sister Janice Small and partner Daniel Silliman of Scarborough, her niece Renee Faulkner and husband Kip of Monroe, her grandnephew Dylan Hopkins and family of Brooks, her sister-in-law Linda H. Lord, also of Brooks, and many lifelong friends.  She was predeceased by her parents and her two brothers, Reed Lord and Russell Lord.
Linda was a strong, independent, and sometimes outspoken woman, but she met her many challenges with both a smile and a sense of humor.  Her family wishes to express special thanks to Annie Stimpson of Brooks for her friendship and for her help in notifying people of Linda’s passing.  We also want to thank the Fort Point staff at Harbor Hill Center in Belfast for the assistance and kindness they provided Linda.
It was Linda’s wish to be cremated, and her funeral will be private at a later date.
For those who wish, donations may be made to any of the animal rescue shelters.

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