Darlene Carol Fournier-Linnell, 58, of Wareham died unexpectedly on October 2. She was a former Sandwich resident and leaves family here.

She was born in Wareham, the daughter of Marjorie M. (Fish) Fournier and Albert J. Fournier. She lived in Sandwich for most of her life and recently moved to Wareham.

Ms. Fournier-Linnell was the caregiver for her parents and, for more than 25 years, worked at Community Systems, Inc. in Buzzards Bay, where she assisted people with disabilities.

When she wasn’t working or spending time with family, she enjoyed being at the beach.

She leaves two stepchildren; seven siblings, James A. Fournier of Dennis, Robert Fournier of Sandwich, Richard J. Fournier of Sandwich, Deborah F. Fournier of Fort Pierce, Florida, Michael A. Fournier of Onset, David A. Fournier of Plymouth and Bryan W. Fournier of South Yarmouth; many nieces and nephews; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, who died in 2011, and by her father, who died April 22.

A memorial service will be private for the family.

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