Linda J. Brown

Linda J. Brown, 68, of Medford, MA, passed away on April 21, 2022 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Linda was born on May 5th to Thomas D. Brown and Margaret (Doherty) Brown in Medford. After Linda graduated from Medford High School in 1971, she joined her step-mother, Mary (Alford) Brown, working at Verizon where she held various positions including clerk, technician and supervisor. Linda retired from Verizon in 1996. Following Verizon, Linda was employed as a customer service representative with Anheuser-Busch from 2000 through 2010. Linda loved both of these jobs and maintained several friendships from her days at Verizon and Anheuser-Busch.

Linda was a long-time resident of Medford, MA and truly considered that home. She never ventured far, but you might have seen her at the local American Legion where she liked to visit and enjoy time with friends and family, as well as share a little bit of her talents with karaoke. Linda was very involved and committed to the American Legion Auxiliary for many years which she thoroughly enjoyed. Anyone who really knows Linda understands that she lived her life her way; she loved cruising around in her red Mustang convertible and being part of a good party – even her birth date (Cinco de Mayo) is a party. She cherished the companionship of her long-time partner Mark Granese and her dogs (Harley, Sparky, Molly) over the years. Linda was a beautiful, strong, smart, and compassionate woman with a big heart. She is loved and now missed by many.

Linda was predeceased by both of her parents, Thomas and Margaret (Doherty) Brown as well as her step-mother, Mary (Alford) Brown, and sister, Dianne (Brown) Mercauto. Linda is survived by her long-time partner, Mark Granese of Medford, MA, sister, Barbara (Brown) Thompson of Marblehead, MA and her brother, Thomas Brown Jr. of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Dawn Brady, Meredith McHugh, Alison Pini, Mark Mercauto, Michael Mercauto, William Thompson, and James Thompson, as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Boston Cremation at 287 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148 on Friday May 6, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Linda to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284 or via


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  1. Patricia Pellegrino on April 29, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Sincerely Sorry For Your LossπŸ™ Linda Was The Best Friend Anyone Could Ever Ask For. In My Heart and Mind Always.. Greatly Missed. Rest in Peace My Sweet Linda πŸ™πŸ’”

  2. Linda Blundell on April 29, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Linda , was a great friend to me and my family as well as a member of The woman’s exhilarate Post 69 she worked hard for everything she believed in her heart was full of love and laughter she was such a joy to be around I enjoyed every minute that we spent together watch the Red Sox and any other sport for that matter she will be missed I still can’t wrap my head around it rest in peace my friend Linda love you always hugs and kisses πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’”

  3. Linda Blundell on April 29, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Linda , was a wonderful friend to me and my family, we are so very sad of her passing, we spent a lot of time at Post 69 and we were members of the woman’s auxiliary. Linda was a lot of fun to be around, I enjoyed her company whether it was karaoke , watching sporting events or just enjoying having some beers. 😝 We would laugh some time so hard over the littlest things.. RIP my friend , love you always forever in my heart πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’”πŸ’”

  4. Owen O'Rourke on April 30, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    A bright smile has left us and the world is a little darker as a result. God bless you Linda.

  5. Ed on April 30, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Linda was a lovely woman , I worked with her at AB and ran Corona for a period of time when she was with us and I would always throw her some extra swag on her birthday.

    I will seeing her around Medford .

    May she Rest In Peace πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  6. Sharon McClure on May 1, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss Mark. I met Linda at A A Busch and loved her bright spirit and amazing voice. R.I.P. Linda. You will be missed.

  7. Arlene Southern on May 5, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Linda was such a wonderful person. I had so many fond memories of her. She always made you laugh and was there for a party. Linda was there when you needed her. She was my step sister but I always looked at her as a sister. I can’t believe that she is gone. Thank you for being there for Maureen and Kim. You will now be partying with them along with Diane.

  8. KATHERINE BASLER on May 5, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. I haven’t seen her much these days, but I have known her since the days at Medford High School. She was a kind soul, and I’m sure will be missed by many. Rest in Peace dear Linda.

  9. Patty & Ed Ducette on May 6, 2022 at 11:49 am

    It was so hard to say goodbye to you today you will always be in our heart I will always remember the good times we have had since the first day I met you. R.IP. my friend till we meet again.

    Patty & Ed

  10. Jamie Underwood on May 7, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Linda, I still can’t believe you’re gone. It’s been a while but we sure had some crazy times back in the day.🀐 You will be missed my friend and will remain forever in my heart.

    Love, Jamie, Sasha, Roxie & Molly

  11. Joanne Bergen on May 22, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We were childhood friends of Spring Street in Medford Ma

  12. Joanne Bergen on May 22, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    Linda was so happy and a fun loving child growing up. Sorry to hess as r of her passing. Would visit in the corner store on Spring Street where would purchase 0ne cent sometimes two cent pieces of candy thru the candy display. Joanne Bergen. Pittsford New York

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