Lynne L. Culbertson
1951 - 2020
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Lynne L. Culbertson, 69, died at home with loved ones at her side after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer, on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Lynne was born in Arlington, MA on February 24, 1951 the daughter of Francis and Helen (Yates) Culbertson. She graduated from UMass in Amherst in 1973 with a bachelor of science degree.

After graduating, Lynne volunteered with the Peace Corps and served in the Middle East for 2 years, and then spent a year traveling the world before returning to Greenfield.

Lynne began her career as a registered nurse at the Farren Memorial Hospital in Montague in 1981. She then worked at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield until her retirement in 2016.

Lynne loved being a nurse and helping people in their time of need. Living in a small community like Greenfield, she would often see former patients or their family when out and about, and enjoyed reconnecting with them.

Away from work, Lynne enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, camping, road trips, and visiting National Parks. In her home she liked reading, knitting, sewing and made great friends that taught her the art of glass blowing and glasswork.

She especially loved her yearly visits to Monhegan Island in Maine, enjoying the solitude and beauty with great friends.

Lynne's granddaughters, Zoey and Sierra, who she affectionately called "her ninnies"were the light of her life. She cherished them every moment she had.

Lynne's survivors include her two daughters; Alyssa Bohn and her husband Armando of Bedford, VA, Meredith Lively, her husband Erik and their children Zoey and Sierra of Greenfield, a brother Francis "Cub" Culbertson III of Lyndeborough, NH, her granddogs Ozzie, Miller, Denali, and Sedona and grandcats Lil' Dukes, Mack, Dewbie & Marley, and many, many close friends.

There are no services at this time. A Celebration of Lynne's Life will happen sometime in the future.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sierra Club at www.sierraclub.org/new-hampshire

Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home in Greenfield is assisting the family. To send a message to Lynne's family, please visit www.smithkelleherfuneralhome.com

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Published in Recorder on May 19, 2020.
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May 25, 2020
Meredith, Alyssa and family
I am so very sorry to learn if you wonderful mothers and grandmothers passing. My times chatting with her showed what a spite fire and full of life, woman she was.
Fly high Lynne, your courageous battle has been an inspiration

Beth Weissman
Friend
May 24, 2020
I met Lynne while working at BFMC. She was already an experienced nurse by then and a hard worker. Our friendship deepened during an intensive three day weaving workshop we took together at Crazy as a Loom in NY. We had such fun learning to weave. We also shared a love for knitting went regularly together to the weekly Sheep & Shawl Knitting group in South Deerfield. Her attention to detail and color work shined in her beautifully designed quilts and hand knitted items. She fought a difficult battle against cancer with grace and determination. I will miss her. She will be remembered and missed by all of us who knew her.
Diane Levine
Friend
May 24, 2020
I met Lynne while working at BFMC. She was already an experienced nurse by then and a hard worker. Our friendship deepened during an intensive three day weaving workshop we took together at Crazy as a Loom in NY. We also shared a love for knitting and she was a regular at the weekly Sheep & Shawl Knitting group in South Deerfield. Her attention to detail and color work shined in her beautifully designed quilts and hand knitted items. She fought a difficult battle against cancer with grace and determination. I miss her. She will be remembered and missed by all of us who knew her.
Diane Levine
Friend
May 21, 2020
Dear Alyssa and Meredith and Cub- Im so sorry to hear of Lynnes passing... We were great friends from the time we were in elementary school through our years at UMass. A Mutt & Jeff pair, she would wear my knee-length skirts as mini-skirts when we snuck off to Red Sox games or had permission to go see rock bands! As you grew up, we kept touch when she travelled to CA, or when I went to back to Lexington. Sadly, health issues prevented our visit last year. She loved you and her ninnies immeasurablyremember that always❤
Jane Gallagher
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