Linda E. Morais

May 16, 1947 - October 13, 2017

Service Date: October 19, 2017

Family and friends may call on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred.

Linda E. Morais, 70, a longtime resident and neighbor on Stone Road in Alfred, died from complications from surgery on October 13, 2017 in Portland. Her family surrounded her with their love.

Linda was born in Sanford on May 16, 1947, the daughter of Harold and Beatrice (Carle) Leach. She grew up in an active household with 12 brothers and sisters.

In her younger years, Linda worked at Elcon Components in Springvale, Nike Shoe and also at Kesslen Shoe in Kennebunk. But, her first love was being married to Sylvio A. Morais and raising four children together. Syl and Linda balanced each other out as a couple and with their parenting skills; Syl was the jokester of the family and Linda ran a tight ship – Keeping the house immaculate and running smoothly. Linda’s personality ranged from being opinionated to being loyal and passionate. She was like an “Oreo Cookie” – sweet on the inside, but tough on the outside. With that being said, Linda was loyal to a fault and beautiful inside and out.

Linda loved to be home surrounded by her children and grandchildren; even the great grandchildren softened her demeanor. As with most parents, when they become grandparents, what the kids couldn’t get away with – the grandchildren can! She loved to play card games and was always up to a hard fought game of Yahtzee. Each day the household stopped so she could watch, “The Days of our Lives” and eating fried clams at Six G’s brought a smile to her face! Linda was a proud supporter of her sons and grandsons who raced at Beech Ridge Speedway and she was a dyed in the wool fan of NASCAR – rooting for Rusty Wallace and Kyle Larson. Throughout the years, her boys tormented Linda in a loving way of course! They picked on her and razzed her constantly; Linda was such a good sport about it – Linda was truly one of a kind!

Linda will be dearly missed by her husband of 44 years, Sylvio A. Morais of Alfred; her children mourn the loss of their strong and protective mother, Keith Lovejoy, Jr. and wife Audrey of Biddeford; Thomas Lovejoy and wife Nancy of Kennebunk; Jeremy Morais and wife Becky of Alfred and Nicholas Morais of Alfred; her special grandchildren, Adam and Travis Lovejoy, Thomas and Michelle Lovejoy, Haley and Casey Morais and Dante and Dawson Morais; her sweet great grandchildren, Alivia and Ava Lovejoy; her brothers and sisters, Barbara Drown, Ruth Nadeau, Bradley, Clifford and Charlie Leach; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Carl, Lester, Richard, Raymond, David, Marjorie and Carol.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred.

With Linda’s love of children, memorial donations may be made to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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