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LINCY NAUKA SULLIVAN - PANTON - All of the friends and family in the United States, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu, mourn the loss of their dear friend and loved one, Lincy Nauka Sullivan, 34, who died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Porter Medical Center. Lincy's vibrant life began Nov. 3, 1979, in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea, to her birth parents, George Minava and Mary George. Lincy was a hair stylist and owner of Alexandra Hair Salon in Middlebury. Lincy's passions ranged from her exceptional art, photography, and hairdressing skills to her marvelous focus upon her love of her children and stepchildren, Alexandra, Ava, Gavin and Kassidy, as well as her large family of friends. She married the love her life, Mike Quinlan, on Aug. 31, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Mike Quinlan of Panton; her parents, Bill Sullivan of Starksboro, and Marilyn Barbato of Hollywood, Fla.; daughters, Alexandra Dorce and Ava Quinlan, both of Panton; stepchildren, Gavin Quinlan and Kassidy Quinlan, both of Panton; sister, Anne Sullivan of Middlebury, and her partner, John Lincoln; and other relatives in Papua New Guinea. The members of her family and friends wish to invite everyone to a celebration of her life and accomplishments at the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Middlebury. The Rev. Susan McGarry will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home,

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Oct. 27, 2014.
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November 15, 2014
Jim & Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when she used to come to church with you. It is so hard to lose a child.
Sharon James
November 2, 2014
I Love you Lincy. I'm so glad I got to enjoy the time we had with you last weekend. It was a blast. I'm really glad all of us got to spend the day together before we left you. I can't believe you are gone so soon. You will be missed by everyone. now you can be with all of your family in your mansion. Just like Whitney Huston said. I will always you forever and ever and ever. I'm glad I was able to meet alex and ava. There are absolutely beautiful giis. they will take after you. Go and rest in your mansion. I love you my best friend and pal.

Love Care Bear..
November 1, 2014
I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.
Melissa Preston
October 29, 2014
Rest in peace my friend. May God give comfort and peace to your loved ones at this very difficult and sad time.
Julie Bule
October 28, 2014
Julie Mitchell
October 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
June & Julie Mitchell
October 28, 2014
I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of Lincy. A wonderful person inside and out. I'm very grateful to her for being there for my daughter (Shaunice). I know that Shaunice will miss her very much. My sympathies to her family and friends.
Christina MacDougal
October 28, 2014
Lincy! you were such a great friend and,will be missed by so many...
kevin scott
October 28, 2014
My deepest sympathy to family and friends.
Spark,flame,shining star.
So missed you will be.
Maria Carufe
October 28, 2014
My deepest sympathies to all of Lincy's friends and family. I shall raise a glass of vino for you my friend on our birthday. RIP chica <3
grace k
October 28, 2014
Wishing you all love and comfort. Keeping you all in our thoughts
and prayers.
Barbara Ernst & Barbara Supeno
October 28, 2014
Our deepest condolences for your family. Your are in our thoughts during this difficult time. She will be missed by many and all.
Amber Bourdeau
October 28, 2014
RIP Beautiful friend. May your amazing spirit shine down on all those who loved you and fill their hearts with fond memories and love.
Molly Tuthill
October 28, 2014
Mike, It was such a fun nice when Stan and I met you at Billi's. So, sad for you, Ava and all the rest of the family.
Kelly Sabens
October 27, 2014
RIP Lincy, watch over all of us. Xo
Angie White
October 27, 2014
You will always be remembered and missed. My prayers and blessings go out to your family during this time of grievance and we will always love all the greatness you are Lincy.
Erica Mason (ashline)
October 27, 2014
Alexandra, Gavin, Kassidy
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!
Mrs. Martin
Patricia Martin
October 27, 2014
lincy, you were a wonderful soul and an amazing friend. I will always remember you and your beautiful smile.
Nicole Macdonald
October 27, 2014
Bill, Marilyn, Annie, Mike and family, we were so saddened to hear the news about Lincy. We send our love and sympathy to all of you.
Mary and Jim
Mary Sullivan
October 27, 2014
We met Lin through the Burpee family and it was instant love! She was such a sweet, loving gal, always with that sweet smile on her face and ready for a good time. She had so many friends who loved her dearly,especially Heather
Burpee, she will be missed by all who knew her. Our hearts go out to All of her family at this terribly sad time. May you find peace and love from those who surround you. We All now have an Angel watching over us !!
Pam & Brian Ladeau
October 27, 2014
We miss you Lincy. Wish I could see that big smile one more time...
Michael Conlon
October 27, 2014
You were such an amazing human spirit Lin and you will truly be missed by all whose lives you were a part of. Rest in peace my friend.
Casey Wedge
October 27, 2014
Bill, Marilyn, Annie, Mike and children.... our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Lincy. She was a special young woman. It's hard to understand why these things happen. We will remember her energy, love of all people, and her ability to make people laugh. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Reg and Colleen Wedge
October 27, 2014
Mike and family, I am terribly sorry for your loss. May you your memories provide you comfort in the days ahead.
Martha DeGraaf
October 27, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Mike.
Gerald &June Quinlan
October 27, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Mike.

Aunt June & Uncle Jerry
October 27, 2014
My condolences to Lincys family. Lincys love of family and friends was very apparent in all that she did. She was as vibrant as the zinnias she loved. Whenever I see a zinnia I will always think of Lincy . She was a dear special soul who will be greatly missed.
Pamela Blair
October 27, 2014
I'm sorry for your loss she did my hair many times an she will be miss
carol chandler
October 27, 2014
Until we meet again.
Corey Kilburn
October 27, 2014
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Lincy and especailly to her children who she adored. May she rest in peace and fly with the angels until you all meet her again in her heavenly home.
Mary Bingham
October 27, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the family.
Rocki & Josie
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