Obituary of Linda Mae Lloyd
Linda Mae (Squires) Lloyd (74) of Palmer, MA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 29, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Linda was born in November of 1949. She was the daughter of the late Wanda and Richard Squires of Belchertown, MA, and the sister of Christine Wheeler and the late Richard Squires Jr.
Linda was married to the love of her life, Norman Lloyd Sr. for 44 years; and together, they raised 5 children: Tracey Applebee-Cole, April Montanez, Kristy Lagimoniere, Norman Lloyd Jr., and Russell Lloyd. She was an amazing nana to her 8 grandchildren who she called her monkeys: Benjamin Applebee, Tyler and Madison Cole, Moriah and Amanda Burns, Austin and Greenly Lagimoniere, and Sawyer Lloyd. Linda was also a great grandmother (gee-gee) to Eleanor Carter.
While her children were young, Linda worked with her husband to manage their family trucking business (T.A.K Trucking). Then, in 1998, her passion for helping children brought her to Converse Middle School where she proudly served as a para-professional until 2016. Linda cherished her CMS students and friends and spoke fondly of them in her final days.
Linda enjoyed the beach, kayaking, and road trips in her VW with the top down; she could never pass up a free chair on the side of the road. She was her children’s biggest cheerleader. She embodied compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and love. Linda will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Linda adored animals and it was her wish that in lieu of flowers, any memorial tributes be made in the form of a charitable donation to an animal shelter.
Visitation will be held at Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Immediately following, a celebration of life gathering will be held at St. Joseph’s Club in Palmer, MA.