Linda M. Iacopucci

Linda M. Iacopucci, born April 23, 1953, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 27, 2020, at the age of 67 after battling cancer at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA.

Originally of Reading, MA, Linda spent time in California, Texas, Maine, Vermont, and most recently Chelmsford, MA. She was born the second of 4 children, and the only daughter, to Mario and Dorothy Iacopucci. As a child, Linda followed her dad everywhere. She grew up close to her cousins and made many wonderful friends along her journey. Linda and her mother had a very close relationship and spoke almost daily throughout their lives.

A 1971 graduate of Reading High School, Linda went on to Salem State College for her Bachelor’s and Wheelock College for her Master’s, both in education. Linda was a life-long educator. She touched not only the lives of the many children she worked with, but she had a powerful impact on her coworkers as well. Her coworkers will remember her kind heart and warm smile, in addition to her selflessness and ability to rise to any challenge.

Linda loved to spend time with her friends and family. She spent many weekends and holidays with family on Lake Winnisquam in NH or at Higgins Beach in ME, always arriving with a homemade baked treat. Linda loved music. She regularly attended rock concerts with her friends and loved watching her nephews play with their band at local events. Linda raised two strong and independent daughters that shared many adventures with her. She had friends in many circles: from her childhood friends in Reading, MA, to her close friends from college, to coworkers and church friends, to her neighborhood friends in Chelmsford. She was a close friend to many and will be remembered for her sweet soul and giving heart.

Linda was predeceased by her father, Mario B. Iacopucci. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy of Scarborough, ME, and her two beloved daughters Jessica and husband Daniel Lee of Houston, TX, and Carina Berg and partner Sam Lau of Burlington, VT. She also leaves behind her three loving brothers and their spouses: Ronnie and Valerie Iacopucci of Redondo Beach, CA, Leo Iacopucci and Catherine Lorello-Snow of South Portland, ME, and Michael and Donna Iacopucci of Belmont, NH, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Due to the uncertain times we are living in, the family will wait to hold a celebration of life until gathering restrictions are lifted. Please continue to check back here for more details. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Linda Iacopucci to support cancer research and patient care at:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
P.O. Box 849168
Boston, MA 02284
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  1. Tammi Berg on June 30, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    So Sorry For Your Loss.. Tammi

  2. John and Linda Sears on June 30, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Jess and Carina,
    We are sorry you lost your Mom at such a young age.
    Memories and pictures are everything now.
    John and Linda

  3. Mindy Hasen on June 30, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. Please know she was in my thoughts often. I miss her still. Please take care. Mindy

  4. Mal Zajac on June 30, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Perfect photo of your Mom. We played at least 30 words with friends games, today the word of the day is peace. I asked for a sign yesterday, she sent a sign today. She is at peace now. Love to you and the family. Mal

  5. Corrine & Alan Boutin on June 30, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Jess and Corina, We are so very sorry for your loss.
    We graduated from Reading High with your mother. What I remember most about Linda was her warm smile and kind nature.

  6. Andrea Juarez on June 30, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you for allowing me to come and visit your mother during these trying times. I am at peace knowing I was able to wish her well and make her laugh during her last few days. She was a wonderful co-worker and friend who always knew how to use her sarcasm to make me have a better day! Please accept my condolences.

  7. Danny Iacopucci on June 30, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Auntie Linda was the number one “19 Miles Per Hour” groupie, always supporting my brother and I and our music. She was a friend as well as an aunt and I always had a fun time when we all could spend time together. She is very missed, and I am grateful to know we will be able to one day be with her again!

  8. The Hunts on June 30, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Mike, Donna, Danny & Michael — we’re very sorry for your loss. She was very blessed to have such a loving family. In time may the memories replace your grief. Sending our love to all of you in this time of sorrow.

  9. Karen Balter on June 30, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Jessica & Carina, I know you will miss her terribly. She was a devoted mother and very proud of both of you. Karen

  10. Theresa M Troiano on June 30, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Jess and Carina, my heart is broken. Your mom was amazing lady. We met while studying education at Salem State College. I am grateful we reconnected on FB and kept in touch. Stay strong and know she loved you, and is in peace flying high with the angels and watching from above. Blessings to you and her family. Theresa

  11. Cheryl And Dick LaRou on July 1, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Carina, The LaRou send their condolence to help comfort you at this sad time. Hobbs and Hazel too!

  12. Anne Blewett on July 1, 2020 at 1:59 am

    Thinking of you all at this time, all my love

  13. Mike Iacopucci on July 1, 2020 at 5:08 am

    Hey Sis, Did I ever tell you that you’re my favorite sister? 🙂 From taking me to my first concert, to being my chaufer when I needed one, to being a part of family holiday gatherings, and too many other important moments to mention, you’ve been a constant source of love and support in my life and in the lives of my wife and sons. You made a bigger difference in the world than you know. God be with you till we meet again. Love you tons and tons to infinity and beyond and back, Mike

  14. Ida (Mattera) Fitzgerald on July 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Hi everyone.
    This is Ida ,Linda and I were friends and co.workers in high school , so sorry for your loss. May the beautiful memories you have carry you through this difficult time . Ida

  15. Shannon Wolfe on July 1, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    To Donna & Mike…
    I only knew Linda for a brief time, while staying with you, yet in those short moments in time, she left quite an impact on my heart. Her life for life & others, showed as a light in a room. She wore love on her heart, wherever she went. A warm brace at church, was a welcome gift. I feel her loving spirit, each time I wear any of the clothes she passed on to me. Bye, only for now.

  16. CARROLL and Barbie Goodwin on July 1, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    We never met Linda but we are sure she was sweet because of the love you and Donna share with so many of us. We send our love to you both and to your Mom and the rest of your family. CARROLL and Barbie Goodwin.

  17. Marin Fingerle on July 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I worked with Linda at bright horizons in Newton MA. She always was quick to make anyone feel welcome and heard. She was hilarious and we shared many laughs and jokes. She was so hard working and full of life experience and knowledge she will be missed greatly ❤️

  18. Maria Vasquez on July 1, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I worked with Linda at Bright Horizons. We were lucky to have her. She was always right there to give us a break when we needed it and reminded us often of our worth and that she hoped to see us succeed in life. That was really special and I’m so thankful for that and I wish I got to tell her that.

  19. Donna Iacopucci on July 1, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Sometimes we are blessed to marry into a family with a second Mom and Dad and great brothers and a sister. I have been so blessed to have that with my Iacopucci family! I met Linda when I was 17 years old and started dating her baby brother, Mike! I loved her from that moment! I always called Linda my other sister. Her smile and laugh could light up a room. We spent many a moment laughing together, sometimes crying together, and making great memories over these many years. The summer and fall of 2019 will forever bring us joy as she spent much of it here at our house with us. She loved gardening with me, playing with our dog, Lily, and she became one of our boys’ biggest fans for their band, “19 Miles per Hour”. We had a great summer attending band gigs together, family/friend gatherings, holidays and so much more. Linda could be counted on to be with us for every special family event, celebration, or to support us in any way that we needed. Linda has left a lasting, powerful legacy in her two amazing daughters, Jessica and Carina. They carry on her light and joy. Such beautiful, intelligent, compassionate, and kind-hearted young women. Linda just loved her girls so very much and was so proud of them. Please keep Mike’s Mom, Dot, in your prayers as you can imagine how hard it is to lose her daughter. Linda had so much of her Mom’s kind and loving spirit. We will miss Linda being with us but know her spirit will be in every joyful moment in the years ahead. Our dear sister, Linda, you have touched our lives deeply. God be with you till we meet again. Love, Donna

  20. Alicia Simino on July 2, 2020 at 12:28 am

    My son was lucky enough to have “Miss I” when he was in first grade. I will forever remember her fondly as she was an excellent teacher and she made sure my son was reading at grade level when he left her class. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. Heaven has gained a rocking rolling teacher. ❤️

  21. Barbara Drake on July 2, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Donna and Mike
    I’m so sorry to hear of your sister Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Much love to you.
    Barb Drake

  22. Pamela Schiavoni Donnelly on July 2, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Linda was a beautiful woman, inside and out. I will remember her fondly. My condolences to the family.

  23. Terry Traut on July 2, 2020 at 9:10 am

    “A family is a risky venture because the greater the love, the greater the loss.” Linda’s passing marks a great loss. My thoughts are with you all. Terry

  24. Jean Bolaski on July 2, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    So sorry to hear this. When she and her family lived in Springfield she was such an important member of our community. Heaven has a new angel.

  25. Tasha Lymon on July 2, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    I worked with Linda. She was such an amazing soul. A great teacher for the children and myself. We had the best talks. She will be deeply missed. Rest in Paradise Linda!

  26. Joi on July 2, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I worked with Linda at Bright horizons, she was literally my sanity at one point, her soul was so incredibly pure and beautiful. She loved and respected every single child in our center. She was encouraging, a great listener and a selfless friend to anyone you met. I’m so incredibly blessed that our paths crossed and I can’t thank her enough for all the many talks we had, the knowledge she shared with me….and the confidence she helped me gained as an educator. Linda will be missed, rest peacefully old friend. My condolences to her family and friends.

  27. Sarah Bowlen on July 4, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. She always had a kind word, smile, or words to make you laugh. She made everyone’s day brighter when you saw her.
    Linda was so kind to all of the children and staff at the Murkland School. She touched our hearts and minds with her knowledge and creativity. She always had a helping hand for anyone in need. She will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  28. Judy Mittica on July 7, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Carina and Jessica, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories of working with her on the many volunteer projects at Union St. School. Your mom was always such a positive person. She was alway able to laugh in the face of adversity. I loved her smile! Take comfort in all the wonderful memories. She is at peace now watching over you..Thinking of you both, Judy

  29. The West Family on July 7, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Linda was such an integral part of our extended family. We enjoyed her smile and laugh at all of our family holidays, birthdays, and other social get-togethers at the lake. Some of our best talks were while we were preparing food or washing dishes together. We cherish the memories we shared and pray that she is enjoying time with Mario right now. She will truly be missed by our family. We love you all. With blessings and our deepest sympathy, Diane, Ronny, Parker & Danielle West

  30. carolyn Berg on July 9, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Linda was very special to me. We had many happy hours together. shopping for Christmas present.

  31. Carolyn Berg on July 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Linda was very special to me. We spent many happy hours together shopping for Christmas presents.

  32. Elaine on December 10, 2020 at 1:50 am

    Your “Bright Light” will forever warm my heart and soul

  33. Dorna Walsh on April 23, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    I’m so sorry somehow I did not see this post as I failed to look back on Linda’s Facebook page I think of her so often as she touched my life in a way that CANT be forgotten. We met at the Murkland School in the Acre in Lowell MA. So many years ago . Linda was a true educator who gave her energy and determination to help so many families in the work she did in CTI. She was often asked to take over when there was a site that needed help. She was known as a level headed smart leader. We bonded immediately as we both spent much of our time trying to connect with families in need of support and guidance. Linda was the first and only CTI director who took the time to connect with teachers to communicate her concerns or offer much needed information .Our friendship began over our love of children. She made me laugh every day. After she left our school I missed her so much.You can be sure Linda touched many, many lives. She helped countless families. After her valiant fight with this horrible disease I have to believe she is happy as she is watching over her beautiful daughters and smiling

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