GREENVILLE- Linda Stetson passed into her heavenly home on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Charles A. Dean Nursing Home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, with her family and caregivers by her side.\n\nLinda was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Stetson. She is survived by her three daughters, Judy Forman (Mike) and Patti Walton (Paul) of Virginia and Ann Walker (Jerry) of Colorado, and grandchildren Kevin, Alison (Taravella) & Tyler Forman and Rebecca (Andrews) and Emily Walker as well as seven great grandchildren. She loved being with her grandchildren and having her family come to visit.\n\nShe was born on November 11, 1934 in Willimantic, Connecticut to Nelson and Marie Flagg and lived there until she married George Hawkes in 1955. She lived in Connecticut, California, and Virginia before settling in Maine. She married Roger Stetson on February 14, 1987 in Virginia and they moved to Maine in 1992. Fittingly, she passed on Roger's birthday and it makes us smile to think of that reunion. They took such devoted care of each other as his physical health and her memory declined. \n\nLinda was a mother, homemaker, and secretary for police and medical offices. Being raised by a fireman, she loved to listen to the police scanner and volunteered for the Scottsville Rescue Squad. She also loved animals and volunteered at the SPCA and later raised German Shepherds for the police department. She spent many hours researching family genealogy. She loved gardening, watching the birds, and exploring this beautiful state with Roger and her family. They spent many happy hours exploring the back roads of Maine in search of moose. She had a wonderful sense of humor and we will all miss her laughter.\n\nThe family would like to express their gratitude to the exceptional staff of the Charles A. Dean Nursing Home, who lovingly cared for Linda for the past seven years. They were her second family and loved her, laughed with her, and comforted her. The family would also like to express their gratitude to the citizens of Greenville, many of whom helped Linda and Roger in their final years here. We will ever be indebted to you.\n\nThe family will have a private celebration of her life and burial of her ashes at a later date.\n\nMemorial contributions can be made in her honor to the Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital Foundation: http://www.cadean.org/About-Us/News/2015/Ninth-Annual-CA-Dean-Lights-of-Life.aspx.\n\nCremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville.