January 5, 1944 ~ August 2, 2017
Linda E. DuBord passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Whitney Center in Hamden after a long illness. She was born at Yale-New Haven Hospital on January 5, 1944; the daughter of the late Henry J. DuBord and Florence (Jenkins) DuBord. She was the loving sister of the late Deborah Fowler (David). Linda was an exemplary, dedicated teacher in the Hamden Public School System for 34 years, having taught at Mt. Carmel, Ridge Hill, and Alice Peck schools. She received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Math Teachers, worked on various curriculum committees, and was instrumental in initiating the Continuous Progress Reading Program. Her diverse interests included a love of nature, piano, concerts, Native American culture, and sports-being a staunch supporter of UCONN Women's Basketball. Once she retired, she joined the Laurel View Senior Women's Golf League (and really did not like to putt). A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Joni Hansson, Kathy Rodd, the staff at New Haven Dialysis, and to Peggy Joyce and the staff in the Health Care Unit at Whitney Center for the compassionate care they provided for Linda. Burial services will be held Saturday, September 2 at 10:00 AM in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in Linda's name may be made to Whitney Center, c/o Peggy Joyce, 200 Leeder Hill Dr., Hamden, CT 06517. Arrangements entrusted to Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service.