Linda Ruth Memmott, of West Haven, passed away on May 1, 2019. She was born in New Haven on June 24, 1948 to the late Ruth S. and Charles J. Memmott, Jr. She leaves her son, Raymond C. Memmott (Jodi), and two granddaughters, Arlyn and Rachael Memmott. She is also survived by a brother, Richard C. Memmott, Sr. (Wendy), and several nieces and nephews. Linda had worked for the Alumni Records Office of Yale University for many years until her retirement. She was a lifelong member of the First & Wesley United Methodist Church in West Haven, where she served in many capacities, and also belonged to Golden Rod #34 Order of the Eastern Star. Friends are invited to visit with Linda's family at the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven on Monday evening, May 6, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at the First & Wesley United Methodist Church, West Haven on Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Linda's memory may be sent to The First & Wesley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 89 Center St., West Haven, CT 06516.

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  1. Kind thoughts are with the Family at this very difficult time. May your precious memories bring you comfort, and God’s promise at Jeremiah 29:11,12 will give you strength to endure.

  2. Lin was six years older and part of the Connecticut clan of cousins I grew up and with whom I shared my happiest childhood memories. I am so grateful for Lin, my dear cousin and my friend. I thank her for all the times she would play with me while the other older cousins said I was too little. She taught me how to row a boat and how to catch sunfish in a net. She swam with me in the lake at her parents’ home and taught me how to use an ironing board to iron Uncle Charlie’s handkerchiefs. She shared her toys and puzzles and games, and when we were older, she would drive me all around the town. I was blessed to have had such a special person in my life. Grateful for her patience, her devotion, her kindness, and her generosity, and for the cherished memories.

  3. Hello, this is Tiffany Petrosino, the president of the Hale Foundation at Yale University. Writing to express our condolences. Lin helped us maintain alumni records for many years and has always been a pleasure to work with. She was an absolute treasure and will be missed.

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