Linda Jean (Brunelle) Krause, 70, died peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019, with her family by her side. Born in Nashua, NH to the late Wilfred and Eleanor (Waldron) Brunelle, she lived most of her life in East Longmeadow. She was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School and worked in activities in long-term facilities for 26 years, retiring as Recreation Assistant at Wingate at East Longmeadow Nursing Home in 2015. Linda loved spending time at Cape Cod collecting antiques, watching Jeopardy and enjoying good times with family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Alison Krause and Jon Cullins, and her son Brandon Krause, sisters: Karen Senecal and her husband Ron, Dianne Radebaugh and her husband David and Susan Curran and her husband James, sister in law Angela Nichting Brunelle, her life long companion David Ritchie and his children Scott Ritchie and Sarah Ritchie and her husband James Cronk as well as several nieces and a nephew and her grand-dogs. In addition to her parents, Linda was also predeceased by her brother Paul Brunelle. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 6th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Linda’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses with Beacon Hospice for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
To plant a tree in memory of Linda J. (Brunelle) Krause, please visit our tribute store.