MANCHESTER - Cynthia C. (Luiz) Linehan, 63, of Manchester, died Nov. 24, 2012, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a two-year battle with clear cell endometrial cancer.
She was born in Manchester on June 17, 1949, to J. John and Ruth (Perkins) Luiz. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester and a master's degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Cynthia taught as an elementary school reading specialist in the Manchester and Nashua school systems for over 30 years. She was a member of many literacy-related professional associations.
She was very artistic and enjoyed gardening, quilting and time spent with her grandchildren.
The family includes her husband of 42 years, Denis F. Linehan of Manchester; two children, Denis J. Linehan of Bedford and Kelli Baldasaro and her husband, Tony of Stratham; six grandchildren, Megan, Ryan and Brynn Linehan and Ben, Elisabeth and Emma Baldasaro; her mother, Ruth (Perkins) Luiz of Goffstown; four siblings, Deborah Schroeder and her husband, Richard, of Temple, Texas, Nancy Allard and her husband, Dennis and Jon Luiz and his wife, Debbie, all of Manchester and Jay Luiz of Miami, Fla.; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester.
A funeral ceremony is Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack 03054, or to VNA Hospice Care, 1070 Holt Ave., Suite 1400, Manchester 03109.
To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com