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Linda D. Locker, 78, Former Longtime Rye Resident

Linda D. Locker
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RYE, N.Y. -- Linda Daly Locker, 78, passed away at her home in Manchester Center, VT, on March 22 after a brave fight with cancer.

Born in 1938, Linda was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Dearing) Daly. After graduating from Rye High School, she continued her education at Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J.

In 1959, she married the love of her life, Kingdon (Chet) P. Locker. They were both raised in Rye and together they raised their family in Rye. Mrs. Locker loved caring for her two daughters, being involved with their activities and their family trips together. They loved being a part of the Rye community.

Mrs. Locker was a member of the former Tulip Twig, The Junior Section, and the Women’s Club of Rye. She also was a very active memver of the Rye Presbyterian Church.

She also was a member of CoveleighClub and American Yacht Club. Mrs. Locker enjoyed volunteering at United Hospital and the Rye Presbyterian Church and many other organizations.

Mrs. Locker loved spending summer days on the beach with her daughters. Linda and Chet also enjoyed long sailing excursions with their dear friends and loved being on the water.

In 1997, Linda and Chet retired to Manchester Center, VT. They were avid skiers and enjoyed teaching the children at Stratton Mountain. Mrs. Locker also continued to spend her time volunteering and helping others.

She was predeceased by her husband in 2001. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Maureen and Oran Kirkpatrick of Rye; two daughters and their husbands, Suzanne (Locker) and Tim Szemplinski of Fairfield, CT, and Jennifer (Locker) and Sheldon Scott of Walpole, N.H. She was blessed with four grandsons, Matthew Wood, Taylor Szemplinski, Reed Szemplinski and Finnegan Scott all of whom she adored to no end. They were the light of her life.

She also is survived by two nieces, Caroline Acuna of Rye and Holly Seymour of Glastonbury, CT; and a nephew, Charles Brown of Rye; as well as several great-nephews and a great-niece with whom she was very close to.

A private service is planned by her family.

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