Linda A. Firger

After a lengthy illness, Linda A. Firger (Luckey) passed away peacefully on August 30, 2022 in Brighton, MA. Linda was 76 years old.

Linda was raised in Bronxville, NY with her three younger brothers. She was an athlete in high school, playing field hockey and basketball.  She adored the Beatles, and seeing them live at Shea Stadium was one of the highlights of her teenage years.  Linda graduated from Boston University in 1969, and married Mitchell Firger in 1971. They raised three children together. Linda was a devoted mother, who impressed upon her children to “do the right thing because it was the right thing to do.” She was fiercely independent and had a frank, no-nonsense approach to life.  Her strength, pride, and resilience led her to face the challenges in her life with vigor and determination.  Linda unapologetically cheered for the Yankees, while the rest of her family were Red Sox fans. She enjoyed gardening and reading. In 1995, Linda received her masters degree from Fairfield University in Mental Health Counseling and she worked as a drug and alcohol counselor for several years. 

Linda is survived by her children; Caren S. Firger, Matthew Firger, and his wife Denise; Mark Firger, and his wife Christine; Mitchell Firger, her former husband; her brothers; Jim, John and Bob Luckey, and four grandchildren, Sophie, Mason, Ben & Charlie. 

Linda’s memory and impact will be carried by her children. Our lives are a testament to her strength and moral character. A funeral will not be held and her ashes will be spread in Nags Head, North Carolina.

Thanks and appreciation go to the nurses, certified nursing assistants, activities staff, and all others who cared for, befriended, and enriched Linda’s life at Avery Manor, Wingate Needham and Presentation Rehabilitation and Skilled Care.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the National MS Society in Linda’s name. 


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  1. Allison Penn on September 1, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    Caren, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like your mother was an incredible person who had a very meaningful life. I can tell that you have carried her character and work ethic into your own life, and I am grateful to have you as a colleague. I hope that you find the support you need at Newman and throughout Needham as you process all of this change and its effect on you and those you love.

  2. Shelly Batchelder on September 1, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    We are thinking of you and missing you here at Newman. Sending lots of love to your and your family.

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