Linda  McGurl

Obituary of Linda M. McGurl

Linda M. McGurl, 69, of Putnam died Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at her home in Putnam. Beloved wife of Thomas E. McGurl, they were married June 21, 1974. She was born May 5, 1951, in Medford, MA. Daughter of James C. Downie, who emigrated from Scotland and Margaret (Robinson) Downie.

Linda was raised in Arlington, MA and attended and graduated High School from Newman Preparatory School in Boston, MA. She enjoyed being a mother, nana and homemaker. Linda was also an active member of East Putnam Community Church for 25 years, volunteering for the V.B.S., Kitchen, Hostess, Nursery and Sunday School. After her children were older, she was employed as a waitress, worked at Linemaster Switch and lastly working at Woodstock Machine and Tool. Since 2014 Linda happily participated in many happy fellowship activities at South Woodstock Baptist Church.

Linda leaves behind her beloved husband Thomas McGurl and oldest son Lowell C. Halbach (Elisabeth) and their daughter Sarah of Sandown, NH, daughter L. Maureen McGurl and significant other Jeff Stecklair of Scituate, MA, son Luke T. McGurl (Christina) and their children twins Emmett and Hope, Levi of Eastford, CT, siblings Margaret Davis of Belchertown, MA, Douglas Downie (Jacqueline) and sweet Carolyn of Arlington, MA, Nancy Pacunas of Belchertown, MA, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM (With Covid-19 Restrictions) at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. Burial in Munyan Cemetery, Putnam, CT will be private. Share a beloved memory at

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