Linda M. Cecchini, 78 of Medina NY, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Lockport Rehab and Health Care Center.
Born on March 25, 1942 in Elmira NY, she was the daughter of the late Theodore John and Edith (Bauer) Gallus.
Linda graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1960 and attended Iowa State University and later graduated from University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Science. She married the late John J. Cecchini on August 25, 1962 and raised six children while in Connecticut, where they purchased their first dairy farm. Along with her late husband John, they owned and operated Stone Barn Farm in Medina. Her family took great pride in their farm being instrumental in sustainable farming gaining the high praise of being certified organic. She was constantly teaching her love of farming and gardening to her family and passed on her significant love of the land. She was an accomplished botanist and Master Gardner. In her spare time, Linda enjoyed acrylic painting making several unique pieces featuring plants and animals.
Linda is survived by five children, John M. (Jessica) Cecchini of East Shelby, Jacqueline Barends of Fremont, MI, Jason F. (Jennifer) Cecchini of Medina, Justin S. (Julie) Cecchini of Medina, Jevon A. (Ashley) of Victor, NY, fourteen grandchildren Tyler Coy and John Cecchini; Mercedes and Isaiah Barends; Jason, Jaiden, Noah, Aria, Willow Cecchini; Joseph, Jack and Jenna Cecchini; and Evelyn and Oona Cecchini. One great-granddaughter, Myah. Also survived are two nieces Katie Cecchini, Alicia Gallus and a nephew, John Gallus.
Besides her parents and husband, she is predeceased by a daughter Jennifer-Sue Cecchini and a brother John Gallus.
There are no calling hours. A private service will be held by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Linda’s name may be made to the World Wildlife Fund or the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina NY 14103. Please share a memory of Linda at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com
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World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th St, N.W., Washington DC 20037
Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program
12690 State Route 31, Albion NY 14411