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Kim Tregear Linehan (Burroughs), 69, of West Peabody, Mass., formerly of Manchester, Mass., passed away on January 23, 2017, after an extended battle with cancer. Kim was the daughter of Mrs. William Wallace Burroughs (Dee) and the late William Wallace Burroughs. She was a 1965 graduate of Manchester High School.
Kim was a dedicated, international kite-flyer and enjoyed her passion with friends from all over the world. She loved traveling with her life partner, Don Tuff, throughout the northeast and into Canada to take part in kite festivals. Kim was a graceful high wheel bicycle rider and was the first female rider in the Manchester 4th of July parade, a tradition the family continues today. Kim always kept a positive attitude toward life, and those who were close to her appreciated her contagious smile and wit. She was an accomplished sailor, cruising the coastal waters of Massachusetts and Maine with her family over the years. A formidable backgammon and bridge player, creative cook, and quilter, she will be missed by her friends and family.
Along with her mother and Don, Kim is survived by her sister, Toby Burroughs and husband, Ken Knevel of New Orleans, La.; her brother, William “Chip” Burroughs and wife, Kathy Filias-Burroughs of Manchester, Mass., their children, Will and Kayla Burroughs; her sons, Collin Linehan and wife, Ellen of Pasadena, Md., and Ryan Linehan and wife, Stacy of Westport Island, Maine; and five grandchildren, Aiden, Sawyer, Kestrel, Foster and Elizabeth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a hospice chapter of your choice. A celebration of her life will be held February 11, 2017.
Published on  February 6, 2017
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