Linda Rosemarie McEwen, age 56, of Harwinton, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 1st, 2020, surrounded by family after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in Meriden on February 9, 1963 and formerly residing in New Britain, she was a daughter of the late Thaddeus and Frances (Alfieri) Urbanski. Linda was employed with the Air Force and was the Director of Psychological Health at the 103rd Air Wing, National Guard at Bradley. Linda is survived by her husband Paul A. McEwen; her sister Diane Swol; and brother-in-law Robert Swol; 3 nieces, Katie, Chrissy and Becca; and many cousins, friends and co-workers....all of whom she loved dearly. Linda loved to apply her craft of psychotherapy, crochet, knit, sew, do puzzles, go RV'ing and swim. She will be dearly missed by all. A Celebration of Linda's Life will be held in the spring with her family, friends and co-workers.

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  1. Aunt Linda meant the world to my family! We always looked forward to her coming over for dinner, followed by playing games together, and usually dancing in the kitchen too. She didn’t have the best poker face when we would play these games but we always had a blast with her. Aunt Linda made us laugh hysterically no matter what we did! She also would knit us the most thoughtful hats, blankets, and slippers with love that we can keep treasuring. We’re beyond blessed to have had such a fun, inspiring, big-hearted aunt to talk to, play games with, and learn from. All the smiles and laughter she brought to our lives will stay in our hearts forever. Love you Aunt Linda!

  2. I am deeply saddened to learn if Linda’s passing. She was a kind and generous colleague. I will forever remember her laugh and her smile. I learned a lot from her. I also remember she and Paul buying the bus and taking such joy in its transformation. She will truly be missed. Prayers of peace and consolation for Paul and all of her family during this time.

  3. I worked with Linda as a fellow professional in mental and behavioral health. Linda was universally beloved by both patients and colleagues alike, and we were honored to be known as her friend. Linda was a love: patient, observant, discerning, compassionate, empathetic, kind and well-respected in her field. One precious memory I hold dear in my heart, and that is the memory of her laugh: musical, authentic, appreciative, and sounding like glass wind chimes. Waterford crystal wind chimes. Those who knew and love her will miss hr and her spirit deeply, being grateful that for a short time we were blessed, Paul and family, my heart is with you. Rev. J. Richard Fowler

  4. My heart goes out to the family, I will always keep you all in prayer. She will greatly be missed, for her awesome smile and her kind heart

  5. One of the sweetest persons ever to walk the earth. The most calming personality that could make you melt in minutes. Devoted wife and friend. Forever she will be missed.

  6. Paul may the beautiful memories you have of our sweet beautiful linda help you through this difficult time…we are so saddened by her passing but know she is finally at peace after fighting for sososo long…..I will continue our tradition and have cheesecake for our birthdays…may you find comfort in knowing you were always her hero through her illness always Barbara and Joe

  7. I enjoyed Linda’s fiesty spirit. She was one of the kindest people I have had the pleasure to meet. She inspired me in own health journey. Good luck Paul in your time of grief. And all my best to the family.

  8. Paul ~ As the 103 Air Control Squadron (ACS) Victim Advocate, I had the pleasure of working with Linda on a few occasions. She was kind and caring and would always offer her assistance. She was a stoic fighter in her illness. She will be dearly missed and I hope you find peace in knowing how many people care about her and all those she has helped. Patty Weiler

  9. Such an easy going person to talk in making better decisions in my life. She was always a positive and a great listener with many tools to guide you the right way. Going to miss our talks and laughs. Blessings to the family. RIP

  10. The men and women of the 103d Security Forces Squadron extend our deepest condolences to Paul and all who knew and loved Linda. She was a pleasure to work with.

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