Linda C. Hackling, 69, of Mashpee died August 3 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, due to complications from a severe accidental fall.

She was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the daughter of William and Helen (McIntyre) Boyle Morgan.

She met Ron Hackling in 1979 and married him in 1982. The couple lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey, for 37 years and made Mashpee their summer home since 1992.

Ms. Hackling became a constable in Bloomfield during the 1980s and opened her own business, LCH Confidential Investigations, Inc., doing repossessions.

After 15 years, she closed the business and studied to be a certified medical assistant; she went on to teach and work in this capacity in New Jersey.

Pursuing her wish to have a home in Florida, she and her husband sold their house in the Garden State and had a house built in Ocala, Florida. For the past two years, they divided their time between Mashpee and Ocala.

Ms. Hackling was a member and missionary of River of Life Assembly of God in Belleville, New Jersey.

In addition to her husband, she leaves a brother, Paul Boyle; a daughter, Dawn-Marie (Chapman) Grater; a son, James Chapman; a stepdaughter, Kimberly (Hackling) DiGiacomo; three grandchildren; and other family.

A celebration of life service will be Thursday, September 5, from 2 to 4 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Avenue in Mashpee.

Her cremated remains will remain with her family.

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