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Linda C. (Reilly) Lohnes

Linda C. (Reilly) Lohnes, 71, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on August 20, 2018.
Born in Salem on January 28, 1947, Linda was one of two daughters of the late James D. and Virginia (Mruk) Reilly and grew up in Ipswich. Linda graduated from Ipswich High School in 1966 and enjoyed planning and attending many of the reunions that followed.
In 1969, Linda married the love of her life, Glenn I. Lohnes from Beverly.  The pair then had two children and raised them in Hamilton and Topsfield.
In addition to raising her children, Linda graduated from Endicott College in 1982.  This was the start of her successful career in real estate and interior design.  Linda also volunteered at Landmark School and was the president of the Topsfield Garden Club, two of her proudest accomplishments.
In retirement, Glenn and Linda spent their winters in Fort Myers, FL and summers in Ipswich.  They considered both places their home.
Linda loved to travel with Glenn and often spoke of her favorite trips.  She also loved animals and was known to rescue injured ducks, squirrels and other creatures looking for a helping hand.
In addition to her husband Glenn, she is survived by a daughter, Melissa (Lohnes) Reen and her husband Jerome of Milton, VT; a son, Michael G. Lohnes and his wife Sevan of Woburn; a sister, Patricia (Ryan) Guay of Ipswich.; a sister-in-law, Deborah (Lohnes) Smith and her partner David Commette of Peabody; a great aunt, Eleanor Reilly of Ipswich; a nephew, Sean P. Ryan of Ipswich; a niece, Kelly (Ryan) Boyd and her husband Tom of Old Orchard Beach, ME; two granddaughters, Alexis and Elise Lohnes of Woburn; and, three step-grandchildren, Kelsey, Carlie and Connor Reen of Milton, VT.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 am, Friday, August 24, in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.  Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.  Visiting hours will be 5-8 pm on Thursday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or by visiting www.lbda.org.

 

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