'Till the winds don't blow.Peabody: Mrs. Lynda Jane (MacWhinnie) Collier 79, of Peabody, died 15 August 2020 at Lahey Burlington, surrounded by her family following a battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Ruth (Maxwell) MacWhinnie. She was raised and educated in Gloucester, Middleton and Manchester. Lynda worked as a crossing guard for the town of Beverly, where she was adored by many at the Cove School then later became a Senior Buyer at Analogic Inc.
Lynda was the best mother to her children and the most amazing "Mammy" that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren could ever ask for. She never missed a dance recital, play, baseball game or band competition.
Lynda was a descendant of Daniel Goodwin of ancient
Kittery, ME, Stephen Annis of Wells, ME., and
Richard Newton of Sudbury MA.
Lynda, a long-time resident of Peabody MA and The Villages FL, is survived by her children and their spouses, Deborah of Milford MA, Robert of Clinton MA, Christine of Swampscott MA, Lara of Johns Creek,GA, Sherry of Haverhill MA, her 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by son Stephen Patch, brother Melvin MacWhinnie and sister Carol (MacWhinnie) Hannibal and mother Ruth (Maxwell) MacWhinnie. Lynda will be deeply missed by all that knew her and for those that loved her there will be forever an emptiness in our hearts that can never be filled.