Linda (LaBoiteaux) Mosher Blum of Bass River, Mass., Chappaqua, N.Y. and for the past seven years a resident of Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, Mass. died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
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Born July 2, 1924, in Wellsboro, she graduated from Wellsboro schools, the Knox School in Cooperstown, N.Y. and Mt. Holyoke College. She attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education from which she received a Certificate of Education of the Blind and subsequently taught at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
She was the loving wife of the late Dr. Alexander Blum Jr., member and co-founder of the Mount Kisco Medical Group. She was the caring mother and grandmother of two daughters, Jill B. Millis (Michael) of West Newton, Mass. and Lisa B. Donegan (Bob) of Shoreline, Wash. and a son, Geoffrey G. Blum of Tilton School, Tilton, N.H. as well as three granddaughters, Amanda Millis, Shannon Donegan and Cameron Donegan and five grandson, Jonathan Millis and Benjamin, Christopher, Alexander and Edward Blum.
Linda was an active volunteer in the community, a member of the Junior League of Westchester and the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua where she held the positions of deacon, chairman of the Board of Christian Education, and superintendent of primary education at the Church School. Linda was also president of the Mount Kisco Day Care Center board and a member of the 1st Parish Church in Stanwich, Conn. The memorial service will be private. Because both she and her husband cared deeply for the welfare of children, memorial gifts may be sent to: Smile Train 41 Madison Ave., 28th floor, New York, N.Y. 10010 or to the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02118-2700.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Jan. 31 to Feb. 10, 2013