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Linda Coviello Loukareas, age 68, of Peabody, died Monday, October 30, 2017, after a four year journey with Glioblastoma.
Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Vistorino) Coviello. Linda worked in the surgical services department of North Shore Medical Center in Salem for many years. Previously, she worked at Lynn Public Library and Catholic Charities of Boston.
Linda was an avid knitter, winning several ribbons at the Topsfield Fair. She loved day trips throughout New England, Friday nights with the girls, pocketbooks, ice cream, reading, musicals, the ocean, and creating a home that was welcoming and open to all.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Efstratios (Steve) Loukareas, and her daughter, Gina Loukareas, who will miss her Big Edie every single day for the rest of her life. She is also survived by several cousins, dear friends who became her family of choice, and her Grandcat, Louie.
Over these past four years, we have been the recipients of extraordinary kindness from so many people. My mother and I would like to thank the staff of Mass General North Shore Cancer Center, including Dr. April Eichler, and especially Mary Walsh, RN who became a wonderful friend. We’d also like to thank the staff of Care Dimensions Hospice of Danvers (Erin, Laurie, Deb and Ayanna) and the staff of Aberdeen Home Care (Mary, Odile, and Cheryl) for their support over these last few months. And to everyone who called, visited, said prayers, shared good thoughts, and came to our rescue in a multitude of ways, we are forever grateful.
Her memorial service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial visiting hours are Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Linda requests that everyone wear comfortable shoes, as she spent decades trying to find a pair. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, Care Dimensions Hospice, Rosie’s Place, Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center or the charity of your choosing. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on  November 2, 2017
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