PALM COAST, Fla. - Linda Jeanne McAleer (Grossman) passed away in Palm Coast, Fla. on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 after a brief illness. She was 59 years old. Born in New Haven, Conn. to Gordon William & Mary Ann Grossman (Creel), Linda was raised in Chappaqua, N.Y. where she graduated from Horace Greeley High School in 1974. Linda with her husband, Ken moved to Dublin in 1983 where she made her home and raised their daughter Jennifer until recently moving to Florida full time in July 2015.
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Linda spent her early Direct Marketing career in the circulation departments of the Atlantic Monthly and Harvard Business Review magazines. In 1983 Linda joined the Millard Group in Peterborough, ultimately becoming Executive Vice President and an owner and partner. During her time at Millard, the company grew to become the country's leading list management and brokerage company. Linda retired from Millard in 2007.
Over the years Linda held a variety of Direct Marketing trade group positions and was a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events.
Linda was a beautiful singer who was active in madrigal and other choral groups during high school and college. She was an avid animal lover and devoted a great deal of time to working with and on behalf of distressed, abused and abandoned animals.
A celebration of Linda's life will be held Friday evening Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Shattuck Golf Club Inn, 53 Dublin Road, Jaffery. Flowers can be sent to the Shattuck for Friday or in lieu of flowers please make donations to local or national animal support organizations like the ASPCA.
Published by Monadnock Ledger-Transcript from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2015.