Linda K. Dutil, age 72, died Wednesday, February 24, 2021 surrounded by family members following a long illness. She was born in Augusta, ME on May 12, 1948 a daughter of the late Merton and Viola Knowles.
Linda graduated from Cony High School in 1966. She attended the Augusta School of Business in 1967.
She spent most of her life as a stay at home mother. Linda Dutil was known by her family to be a loving, nurturing, caring and compassionate mother who put her family at the forefront of life. She loved the property bestowed to her near Spectacle Pond in Augusta and afforded her children that same peace and tranquility that the property offered.
Linda was a communicant of St. Michael Parish in Augusta. She spent time over the years volunteering at St. Mary’s school Library and coordinating a 4-H club involving her children and friends of the family.
Linda enjoyed many things including gardening, painting, quilting, knitting and talking to the loons on Spectacle Pond. She was a tremendous cook and baker to the point where she created her own cookbook with her secret recipes to pass along to her children. As a homemaker, Linda was a woman of many talents to which all family members loved and enjoyed.
Linda was pre-deceased by her husband, Raymond N. Dutil; a daughter, Pamela E. Dutil; a stepdaughter, Denise M. Woods and a step-son, Raymond N. Dutil, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters: Amber L. Antworth and her husband Dana of Augusta and Celeste A. Bridgford and her husband Bridge of Peaks Island; one son, Michel P. Dutil and his wife Jennifer of Augusta; 11 grandchildren: Sean and his wife Murphy, Kevin, Stephanie and Amanda Woods, Josh and his wife Samantha and Jake Antworth, Bella and Willow Bridgford, Eli, Olivia, and Katelynn Dutil; step grandchildren: Tyler, Owen, and Jake; great grandchildren: Ronan and Winnie Woods; a brother, Ralph Knowles and wife Tanya; a sister, Janice Quimby and husband Peter, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff and nurses of Woodlawns rehabilitation and Beacon hospice for the care and compassion they have shown to Linda and the family throughout the illness.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Augusta at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s name may be made to either: Beacon Hospice Care, 5 Community Dr., Suite A, Augusta, ME, 04330, or the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Ln, Augusta, ME, 04330.