Linda J. Wolfe of Marstons Mills, who was on the staff of LIFE at Mashpee for many years, died April 15. Ms. Wolfe, 69, had fought a nearly three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Framingham and raised in Westboro, the daughter of Olive (Kimball) Wolfe and John Wolfe.

A 1969 graduate of Westboro High School, during her years there she was a three-sport athlete—playing field hockey, basketball and softball—in addition to being an honor student. She graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Ms. Wolfe was a special education assistant for the Barnstable Public Schools for more than 16 years. After leaving the school system, she joined the staff at the Mashpee campus of LIFE as a caseworker and money manager, also conducting the weekly nutrition class for the residents of the program. Her caring nature and the attention she brought to all her interactions caused Ms. Wolfe to be loved by the residents and her co-workers alike, but the cancer diagnosis necessitated her early retirement after nearly 17 years with LIFE at Mashpee.

In her free time Ms. Wolfe enjoyed reading and gardening.

She leaves two children, a granddaughter, four siblings, and other family.

A celebration of her life is planned for late summer or early fall.

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