Weare - Linda Lee Rice Boisvert flew away on her trip into the light surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 23, 2014. Also known to many as simply "Nani" or "The Cookie Lady," she left her mark on all who knew her with her grace, courage and kindness.Linda, who was born on Aug. 23, 1947, lived a full and adventure-filled life. When she wasn't working on her dollhouse with her husband and family, knitting, making scrapbooks for her grandchildren or baking her secret recipe cookies, she was participating in the Payson Center's Rock-n-Race, skydiving, zip-lining, riding in race cars, holding bearded dragons, turkey or deer hunting, taking speed boat rides or traveling. She certainly epitomized the term "working on my bucket list."She leaves her husband, the love of her life for 48 years, Donald C. Boisvert. Her legacy includes two children, Dawnalyn Boisvert Spring and her husband, Jeffrey Spring, and Daniel L. Boisvert and his wife, Rose LaMarca Boisvert; four grandsons, Daniel J. Spring, Tyler D. Spring, Jesse L. Boisvert and Dylan L. H. Boisvert. She also leaves her sister, Janet Rice Philbrick and her husband, Reginald Philbrick; also her mother, Helen Gregg Rice.A special note of thanks goes out to her friends at the Payson Center at Concord Hospital and Hospice House. Their caring, kindness and friendship made her journey into the light one of hope and gave her a special sense of being loved and admired by all those that knew her..
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SERVICES: There will be a celebration of Linda's life on Saturday, March 8, at the Weare Christian Church, 10 Concord Stage Road, Weare, from 1 to 2 p.m. In honor of her love of all things sweet, there will be a coffee and dessert reception immediately following the service at the church.At Linda's request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Payson Center at Concord Hospital in memory of Linda Boisvert. For more information or to sign an online guestbook, go to www.frenchandrising.com.
Published in Union Leader on Feb. 26, 2014