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“Alex and Katie, We are so very sad to hear the news about your mum. I so enjoyed the many hours we spent standing together watching you all in...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Csilla Csank

“Dear Alex & Katie,We are so sorry to hear the devastating news. We ache for you. We are so sorry that life has been turned upside down for you.Your...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: The Gervais Family - Watertown, MA

“I am so sorry and shocked by this news. Linda and I lived in the same suite together in Mc Cormack Hall and were friends. She was a bridesmaid at my...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: janet johnston - Newbury, MA

“Dear Katie and Alex,Your Mom was a great lady. She was a wonderful Mom. You girls were the light of her life. Remembering so many happy times spent...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Lenore Jackson- Pope - Friend

“Linda was president of McCormick Hall at MIT and always so competent and smart and fun to be around. She lived in my suite and was a great role...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Livingstone - URBANA, IL

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Linda's passing. She was a cousin to my father, Dana Wilcox. I didn't know her well. In fact I had only seen her...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Molly Condrey - FORT MILL, SC

“Linda was my cousin and my friend. I always looked up to her, she was bright, funny and a lot of fun. I was very proud of her, and glad to be her...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: M'cile Sherman - Charlotte, NC


TUFTS, Linda L., aged 67, of Dover, MA passed away at home unexpectedly on February 28, 2021. Loving and devoted mother to her two daughters, Alexandra Francendese of the United Kingdom and Katharine Francendese of Dover, MA.

Linda was an accomplished woman. She graduated MIT with a SM in Management with concentrations in strategy and finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an SB in Electrical Engineering and an SB in Humanities and Science (Physics) from MIT. Linda was a General Partner at Fletcher Spaght Inc. and Ventures, where she worked in healthcare/IT consulting and supported the venture capital branch of the company for over 30 years. Linda also served on the boards of multiple companies and her business acumen was appreciated by many. Prior to her business career, Linda worked as a practicing engineer in the energy sector.

During her spare time, Linda loved to travel and made every effort to ensure that her daughters were able to see the world with her. Linda was strong, pragmatic, and a confidante to her two daughters.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., Westwood on Sunday March 14th from 2-5pm. We ask that all guests please wear masks to ensure everyone's health and safety. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda's name may be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org.

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