Linda Anne Lineback.

Linda Anne Lineback, 80

May 22, 2024

Linda Anne Lineback, a vibrant soul and beloved mother, grandmother, partner, and friend, passed away suddenly at her home in Carlisle on the evening of April 29, 2024. Linda was a warm, genuine, and charismatic personality.

Linda was born on November 1, 1943, in Taunton, to Helen (Przygoda) and Joseph Lichacz. Linda resided in Taunton through her high school years, graduating from St. Mary’s High School in 1961. She earned her Registered Nurse degree from Massachusetts General Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1963. In 1964, she married Lowell Kent Lineback; together they had three children.

In 1978, Linda earned her BA degree in Psychology from Emmanuel College in Boston while working as a private duty nurse. She then worked for Massachusetts General Hospital starting in 1978 and continued working for MGH in various nursing and administrative capacities for over 25 years. In 1987, she graduated with her MBA from Suffolk University.

Linda believed in the importance of a great education and in working hard, being honest, and caring for people in need. Linda greatly enjoyed traveling and getting to know people and cultures around the world. She was deeply loyal to her Boston sports teams, and she loved cooking, baking, and sharing meals with family and friends. She adored animals and wildlife, and found great joy in being by the sea.

Linda is survived by her partner of 30 years, Carl Cline of Carlisle; son Eric Lineback and wife Carla of Dummerston, Vermont; daughter Lauren Lineback and husband Joe Cavicchi of Arlington; daughter Lesley Shearer and husband Rich of Scarsdale, New York; cherished grandchildren Ted, Phoebe, and Hadley Shearer, Nate Cavicchi, and Alina Lineback; her sister Lori Davis and husband Glenn of Bermuda; and many dear family members, friends and colleagues. 

Family and friends will gather for a memorial service on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Farrar Chapel at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, followed by burial at Green Cemetery in Carlisle. Afterwards, guests are encouraged to join in a celebration of Linda’s life at Nosh at Concord Market.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to World Central Kitchen or The Animal Rescue League of Boston

Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord. For Linda’s full obituary and online guestbook, please visit