Rachel Lindell

Rachel Lindell (Britch)

Tuesday, July 14th, 1931 - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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BROOKFIELD- Rachel Lindell, a young-hearted 88yr old,child of Yehovah through George Edwin & Lillian Britch, widow,mother,GREAT Grandmother, singer- songwriter,artist,confidant and friend-to-all left her temporary home at the Highlands in Fitchburg, MA to go to her forever home with her LORD in the early morning hours on May 14, 2020 after bravely battling Alzheimer's and Covid19.

Rachel is preceded in death by her loving parents, husband, best friend, and country music manager Ernest H. Lindell, beloved granddaughter Maisie Kay Patterson, and big brother David Britch.

Rachel was born in Dr. Murdock's home on Pleasant Street in Spencer on July 14, 1931. She shared her life with three siblings, David Britch, Carroll Britch, and Esther Sablack. Rachel left Brookfield high school in her senior year to pursue a career in music, traveling and performing on stage, radio, and TV in all 50 United States and every province in Canada. She left the "on the road" life to raise five children, Ricky Ernie Lindell, Sherry Naomi Dambra , Kaylene Belle Lindell, Cathy Candace Battige, and Elaine Rheba Gagne. Her artistry didn't stop with her beautiful voice. Self-taught, she created many pieces of artwork in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, as well as literally taught hundreds of her cherished students her trade. An accomplished seamstress, she was adept at all forms of needlework from petit point to sewing her own clothes and stage costumes. If asked how she did it, she would credit her LORD in all the works of her heart and hands.

A graveside service for Rachel will be held Tuesday, May 19,2020 at 1:30PM in Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield. Social distancing and protective face masks are required (just pretend you are in painting class with Rachel creating your own masterpiece and need to keep from breathing toxic paint fumes). Did we mention that Rachel had the best sense of humor? In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to one of her three favorite charities- 1. Compassion International child sponsorship (because she believed in carrying out the LORD's command to give to the poor and orphans), 2. Athol (Massachusetts) Public Library Art and Music collection (because she loved their books and librarians), or 3. Mount Wachusett Community College's Student Emergency Fund (because she always wanted to go to college). Arrangements are under the care of Pillsbury Funeral Home 3 West Brookfield Rd.Brookfield.
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    Brookfield Cemetery
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Rheba Jay

Posted at 06:06pm
Grandma Rachel was one of the sweetest women I have ever known. She was never pushy or arrogant. She liked to talk about the silliest things. When she was nervous, she would crack jokes and say that if she didn't laugh she would cry. I have learned so much from her; whether it was painting or knitting. Painting/drawing was a big hobby that I shared with her. I often sought her council when I wasn't sure how to draw something. For one of my birthdays, she gifted me a homemade knit cardigan/sweater. This particular sweater stretched out and now looks more like an over-sized cardigan that reaches my knees. Whenever I wore it around her, she would always exclaim how she didn't realize the sweater would get to be so big on me. She was always eager to spend time with her family. Grandma Rachel was a loving woman. Everyone I knew who met her was always to happy to meet her. I will dearly miss her.

Elaine Gagne

Posted at 04:47pm
Dear Mom,
I am thankful that I had you for my mother! You are such a special person, and I am eternally grateful for leading me to Yehovah! It is the hope of HIS salvation that keeps me going after yours and Dad's passing. There are many things I wish I could have done better, and I hope that you will see past any of my faults and know that I care deeply about you! I pray that you are at peace and held securely in HIS presence waiting for the resurrection to come. I LOVE YOU!

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