I am just hearing of Linda's passing, I had no idea. I was recently thinking about stopping in to visit on a little roadtrip this summer. Linda was such an amazing and inspiring person, she will be greatly missed by all but Im sure she is happy to with Toni again.
Michelle, Joe and family, I'm sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Sincere sympathy to you all, Elaine Lord
Linda was always such a bright light in everyone's life that she will live on in our hearts forever. I've known Linda since she started teaching. We worked together in different schools and school systems and I had great admiration and respect for her as a teacher. Her love of reading, writing and learning new things was extraordinary and she shared that openly with children and adults alike. I know she loved her last years teaching in Machias and living in Roque Bluffs, Maine. We talked often on the phone and visited whenever she came to New Hampshire. For those of us left, we are saddened by the loss of her physical presence, but know that she is at peace with her true love in a place where she always wanted to be. Linda was a very special person and that's how all of us will remember her.
Dearest Linda! An outstanding educator who always was encouraging to each of her students, touching so many lives! She gave so many of her students the wonderful gift of a life-long love of learning! She was a dear friend--beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Dearest Linda. Dearest friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Michelle, Joe and family at this difficult time. Sandy Meyer
In celebrating Linda's life I am reminded how grateful I am to her for the amazing legacy she has left behind in her beautiful daughter Michelle. Michelle and Joe, along with their cherished daughters Erin and Shannon make the world a better place every day. Linda was so proud of them and is surely shining down on them with love and pride from above. Thank you, Linda, for leaving this lovely and lasting legacy.
It's been difficult to grasp that our Linda is gone. She was one in a million. The blessing is that she didn't suffer. She is truly missed by all who loved her.
I am honored to have had Linda as my sister and will continue to feel her presence always.
Love you, Lin! Your sister, Annie
Grammy, You've changed the lives of so many people. Mine especially. You were always there for me whenever I needed anything. You always encouraged me to do anything I put my mind too. You were always there to support me. I'll miss your warm hugs and your laughter. Im glad you didn't have to suffer, I know your happy and with Tony. I love you
Dear St. Lawrence Family, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this tough time. The Nute HS Girls Basketball Program.
Linda Preston is the best grandmother anyone could ever ask for. Everything in life isn't fair and this is one of those times. Now you're in a better place and you have no more pain. I know you will watch over me and my family. We can't wait to see you in heaven. I love you Grammy <3
I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, SHE WAS ONE THE NICEST TEACHERS THAT I HAD TO CLEAN HER ROOM , I WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH , LOVE U MRS. PRESTON ALWAYS AND FOREVER
Kim, Your beautiful sister touched many many lives. If we all could say as much... god bless your huge family. Peggy Bagshaw
Dear Contantine Clan,
I am sorry to hear of Linda's passing. May she know the peace of God that passes all understanding. Take care and God bless each of you.
Im so sorry for your loss Shelly, Joe, Erin, Shannon and other family. I know it must be really tough. Linda was my dads teacher at one point, said nothing but nice comments. I hope everything goes well. Lots of love, from your niece/cousin. <3
My Dear sister,
Linnie was the kind of person, who when you with her, you just felt like all is right with the world and when you left her, you felt like you were on the top of the world... just so amazingly good!
I will miss your hugs so much, they were best expression of pure LOVE!
Linda's heart was so big that there was plenty of room for all who knew her... her love will continue in all of us !
Your brother, kevy
She taught my granddaughter many years ago at RMG. Whenever we met she always asked how she was doing in her continuing education. She truly loved her students and they all recognized it. One of the friendliest people i knew. She will be greatly missed.
Tim, Ann & family - I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Although I didn't know Linda well I know from reading these messages that she must have been pretty special. And knowing you both and fondly remembering your mom & dad she was that and more. I'm thinking of you all and hoping the shared memories with family & friends will help keep you strong.
Karen Ward (Gosselin)
Shelly and family
Linda was a perfect addition to our family so many years ago. She was always upbeat about everything. She was gentle and kind and always forgiving. Our family will forever feel her loss and will keep her in our hearts and prayers. Our love and prayers go out to all of you. She is with us always.
Dad and Mom Dagenais
Mrs. Preston, it's crazy to think that your gone when I was days away from sending you a graduation invitation. You were, by far, one of the most inspirational teachers that I had in school and I know many other students would agree with me. You always encouraged me to do whatever I wanted to do, and told me to express it entirely through my writing. It's funny actually, you remember that book we made when we had that writing group in the sixth grade? I still have that, along with the note that you wrote me at the end of the year. You were an amazing person as well as a teacher. Now I know it's true that good people are taken from us too soon, but I guess God just needed another angel. You will be missed very much.<3
Linda was a wonderful friend and mentor. She will be deeply missed.
Linda was a second 'Mom' to me. Linda I will miss watching the Red Sox games with you at our house, and our road trips as a family brought us even closer. Love, your 'son' Joe.
Aunt Linda... I just simply put, miss you. I miss our weekend phone calls and now ask myself who I can call on Saturday mornings. I miss your AMAZING support of everything I've ever done, I miss your comfort in times of trial, and I miss your beans... I drink from your coffee mug every day, and have since you passed. The only comfort I have is knowing you're back in Tonys arms. Heaven never looked more inviting!
I will miss Mrs. Preston, she was a wonderful teacher and touched soo many hearts!
My sister Linda loved to dance to American Bandstand, so many years ago in Somersworth. When I told her that story today, my little granddaughter told me that Lin must be dancing up in heaven now.
Linda, I love you and miss your boundless enthusiasm for nature, books, and the people in your life.
Linda was a very thoughtful person always caring about others. She will be sadly missed by all.
Linda was a wonderful person. She was so kind and thoughtful, thinking of others and how she could help. She will be sadly missed. Prayers and thoughts to her family.
Dear Family of Linda Preston,
I had the pleasure of working with Linda at Rose Gaffney School. Mrs. Preston was so very loved by her students and the staff. We looked forward to her morning update, which usually included her frustration or adoration of the Red Sox. Linda will be missed by so very many! My condolences to her family.
We all miss you so much, Aunt Linda! We will treasure the memories of what a wonderful person and beautiful spirit you truly were. Love you!!!
Mrs. Preston was my 6th grade teacher in Machias. We were her first class at Rose Gaffney, and so excited for a new teacher to be coming. She always supported every student and worked so hard to help us feel success. I will never forget her smile and wonderful attitude. She continued to ask how I was years later. I am thankful I saw her in Machias two years ago when I visited. We were all so lucky to have her.
I taught many years with Linda at RMG.Not only was she a great teacher but a true friend.I will truly miss her.
Michelle, I am sorry to hear about your Mom, I had no idea she was sick. Thinking about you, Joe, & Kids
Pam, Reggie, & Boys
Aunt Linda, your love of reading and learning, mellifluous voice, genuine affection for all, and warm soul will never leave me. Thank you for making us all better, stronger people.
You have been more than a sister, you have always been a friend, and a teacher of "sisterly" things;and of many life lessons. I miss your smile, and your laugh, and your wonderful way of saying things. I miss you more than I can say. Love, Kim
Prayers for your family in the loss of such a wonderful woman. Shocking how quickly life can change. May your cherished memories of her life well lived help you through this difficult time. Love to you all.
Our deepest sympathies to Shelly, Joe, Erin, Shannon and all of Linda's siblings. Linda was an awesome person and will forever be my 'sister'. Her loss leaves an awful pain in my heart and I will never forget her and all of our chats and adventures. She was the best.
Marty and Patti [Dagenais] Couture
Mom, you are in our thoughts every minute of the day. I miss your enthusiasm and support.
Words cannot express the sadness of Linda's passing. She was a good sister-in-law,friend,giving person and will be sorely missed!!! She always made you very special when she was with you!! We extend our sincere condelences to everyone. Dear Linda enjoy the happy place you are in. Love Paula and Ralph
With our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Karen, Jim and Shania
Michele, Joe, Erin and Shannon, thinking of you all and hoping all is well. When I met your Mom she was a very happy and kind person, wish I could have gotten to know her better. I enjoyed our day of x-country skiing and the interesting story of your Mother, I'm so glad you shared that with me. It is an incredible story. Your Mom seemed to know what she wanted in life. Too bad she had to leave so suddendly, but she is with the love of her life now. Miss you, Karen