Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir

-, Vermont

1988 - 2018 (Age 30)


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Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir- - Our beloved Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir died on Sunday, October 7. While her death was unexpected, Madelyn suffered from drug addiction, and for years we feared her addiction would claim her life. We are grateful that when she died she was safe and she was with her...

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I read this obit several months ago and saved the link. While I know friends who have battled and continued to battle addiction, I have never personally struggled. However, as an English teacher, I find your words to be poetic and beautiful and full of love.

While I never knew your daughter, her spirit remains alive because I think of her when I think of others fighting this battle.

I wish you peace and love.

Dear family, I realize I don't know you, but I assure you that your love and compassion for your daughter is palpable in this obituary. As a funeral director who writes many obituaries in my 20 year career. I can tell you that I have never been so moved by one as I am with this one. How eloquent and profound. Your description of your daughter, her struggles and strength ,and ultimately her defeat by this evil disease. Hugs to you and your family. I can't imagine your pain, but I can...

My 36 year old daughter is 8 years sober from alcohol, but addiction is addiction no matter what the substance. Her undergraduate degree was in Operatic Voice from a Conservatory and she now has her Master's in Clinical Psychology and works as an addiction therapist. She has walked the walk and now talks the talk to help others trying to overcome a battle that is fought on a daily basis. As she says "every day without substance abuse is a gift to oneself". I will share Madelyn's...

Our beautiful daughter

I just read your story of your daughter, Madelyn.
We also lost a daughter to opioid addiction. Her name was Ashley Ann she was 27 years old.

She also started her addiction at high school parties here in Florida. She was a wonderful person, she was admitted to the Coast Guard, but before she could leave fir he basic training, her addiction started to take front seat. She went to nanyntreatment centers and tried with all her might to fight off the compulsion, but the opioids...

Sending love for all those who struggle with addiction or are in recovery. Get the help you deserve. If you are not an addict but notice the signs in a loved one, talk to them and help them get help.

My sincerest condolences. As a mother in recovery, this loss break my heart. I will forever keep you all in my prayers.

We Just lost Someone 12/22 to an opioid overdose, he had just turned 31. His struggle was never ending, until it ended. Your words moved me in a way I cannot explain. Thank you.

lost my sister the same way. sounds like you were there for her though. I'm sorry.