Linda Lea (Porter) Sawyer


Linda Lea (Porter) Sawyer, 71, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sept. 1, 2018. Linda was born Aug. 3, 1947, in Houlton, to Merval and Daisy Porter.

Linda graduated from Bar Harbor High School, Class of 1965. She was very passionate about feeding the homeless in her local community.

Linda is survived by her husband, Gerard L. Sawyer, children: Vicki Hall of Bar Harbor, Jacki Hanson and husband, Jerry, of Ellsworth, Christopher Sawyer and wife, Rebecca, of Richmond, Wash., Jennifer Richardson and husband, Joel, of Bar Harbor, Heather Bogolyubov and husband, Alex, of Hampden and Valerie Strubell of Savannah, Ga. Grandchildren: Lindsay, Justin, Kristin, Taylor, Michelle, Natalie, Luka and Leo. Great-grandchildren: Lilah and Lainey. Her siblings Robin Porter, Merval “Rocky” Porter Jr. and wife, Susan, Debra Edge and husband, Steve and Tim Porter and wife Margaret. She is also survived by many other special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Linda was predeceased by her parents.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at Eden Baptist Church, Bar Harbor, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry would be appreciated.

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