Linda M. Horta
1955 - 2021
Kostanski Funeral Home
220 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA
Linda M. Horta

Northfield, MA — Linda Marie (Porter) Horta,66, of Northfield, died peacefully, surrounded by loved-ones at home, on October 7th after a courageous battle against lung cancer.

Linda was born 6/17/1955 to Ida and J. Raymond Porter in Greenfield, MA. She grew up and graduated from GHS in 1973, active in varsity field hockey. She attended Baystate Jr College majoring in court stenography and worked for Sebastian J. Ruggeri for three years, then Channing Bete and Northfield Mount Hermon. Linda married Mark A. Horta on 2/28/76, enjoying 45 years of marriage and raising a family in Northfield. She enjoyed a 30 year career at Greenfield Community College, working as Assistant to the Dean for several Academic divisions. Devoted to lifelong learning, Linda earned her office management A.S. degree in 1993 and a Liberal Arts A.A. degree in 2007.

She is survived by her husband, her children, son Antonio R. Horta (Corrina Steward) of Luquillo, PR and daughter, Marisa L. Thole (Randal) of Clearwater, MN. Linda is also survived by four grandchildren, Leianna and Emmanual Horta and Porter and Priya Thole, as well as, a brother, Dennis R. Porter (Susan) and sister, Daryl J. Walsh (Tom) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Linda savored her time making crafts, sewing, gardening, reading, and cooking, even winning "Homemaker of the Year" twice at the Franklin County Fair. Linda and husband Mark were life long travel partners, visiting most of the Caribbean and Europe together and had just finished their dream chalet with ocean views in Farado, PR. Linda is thankful for her family and the many friends who were close by. She was the most incredible wife, mother, sister, daughter, co-worker, and friend anyone could have ever asked for.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday 10/16/21 at 10 AM at Calvary Cemetery, Wisdom Way Greenfield. A Celebration of Life will follow at West Northfield Playground Rt. 142 Northfield MA.

Donations can be made in Linda's honor with the American Cancer Society or ACS Relay For Life Franklin County, MA.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kostanski Funeral Home. For condolences, please visit

Published by The Recorder on Oct. 11, 2021.
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Mark, i am somsorry to hear of Lindas passing, you all are in my prayers. Kathy
kathy kassing
October 22, 2021
Dear Mark and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I never even met Linda, though I wished I could have.
Nancy Kocik
October 19, 2021
Mark I´m so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kathi Yestramski Daysh
Kathleen Yestramski Daysh
October 12, 2021
Mark, My heart goes out to you and your family at this time, Linda was truly a special person. I knew her through Isabelle and my banking years at Greenfield Cooperative Bank. With my sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Kopec Burniske
October 12, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss Mark. I worked with her at Sebastian´s office and she was always so sweet, kind and caring. I ran into her over the years and she was always ready with her smile. Mitch.
Michelle Porter (Ferland)
October 11, 2021
Linda Porter taught an entire 9th grade biology class of Greenfield Junior High School how to do sign language across our lab tables because our teacher, who will go unnamed, forbid any of us to talk in his classroom. Thank you, Linda, for being in the world. I have told many, many people about this gift you gave, and the fun it brought, for what amounts to more than 50 years now.
Mary M. Callahan
October 11, 2021
Dear Mark, I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you. Love, Marcia
Marcia Ruggeri
October 10, 2021
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