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“Although we can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in our thoughts from afar. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: TECH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1957 - MA

“Bud, I am so sorry that you have lost your beloved Linda. I so enjoyed getting to to know you both in Longmeadow through First Church. Linda was a...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Lucy Shepard - Duxbury, MA

“Dear Bud, How sad to learn we've all lost such a "bright & shining star," for Linda certainly was that! Such a sense of humor! Enjoyed catching up...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Julie (MacNayr) & Bob Pike - MA

“Bud, I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I only met her a few times, but I was impressed by her charm and knowledge of your family history. I...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Yes, I have fond memories of here at Tech HS in Springfield (STHS57). Dick Bolt in Swanton MD ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Candace and Family, We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda was a kind and admirable mother...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl Dowd

“Candace ~Please accept my most sincerest sympathies for your loss... My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Linda had...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Salvatore Anzalotti - MA

“Bud and Candace, I am so saddened by the passing of Linda. She was such a joyful and fun person when she joined our family gatherings along with...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Goehring - Fresno, CA

“We were so sorry to hear of Linda's untimely passing. She was a remarkable woman in many respects. It was a privilege to know her.Bud, please know...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Tom & Fran Johnson - MA

“Linda...one of the most remarkable woman I have ever known. She was a colleague, special friend, and mentor...generous, funny, and a true fighter for...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Phyllis Capers - Northampton, MA

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home - CT


FORSMAN. Linda Marie (Wagner) Forsman, 77, of Suffield, CT and formerly of Longmeadow, beloved wife of 50 years to Albert "Bud" C. Forsman passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Born on October 2, 1939 in Holyoke, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Erna (Pueschel) Wagner of Springfield. Linda graduated from Technical High School in Springfield and attended Concordia College, Bronxville, NY. She obtained an Associate's Degree in Business from Asnuntuck Community College and a Business Certification in Public Health from Harvard University. Linda worked for Blue Cross of Massachusetts for 32 years retiring in 1989 as Vice President of Corporate Programs. She then went back to work for the Holyoke VNA and Hospice Life Care as Vice President of Marketing & Contracting where she retired for the second time in 2006. Linda was also a licensed realtor in both Massachusetts and Connecticut working for Carlson and Coldwell Banker. She was very active within her community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Head Injury Association, as a Corporator of the Ludlow Boys and Girls Club, as a member of the Holyoke Rotary Club and Quota International, Inc., and as an Ombudsman for Elder Affairs. She volunteered for Loaves and Fishes serving and preparing meals and served as a Deacon at the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow. Music played a huge part of Linda's life as she played the piano and sang in many choirs throughout the area including being a member of the Western Massachusetts Choir, multiple church choirs, the New Valley Singers, and was one of the fabulous ladies of the back row in the Dan Kane Singers. She was an inspiration to all that knew her as she fought through the challenges in her life with a smile on her face, an unbelievable sense of humor and a spirit and presence that was as bright as the sun. Besides her husband, Bud, she leaves a daughter, Candace Forsman of Suffield; two grandchildren, Adriana and Luke, one furry granddog, Abby and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by four siblings, Grace Goehring, Marlene Wagner, Richard Wagner and Leonard Wagner. Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 4-7 PM at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. N.(Rt. 159), Suffield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 11:30 AM, at First Church of Christ, Congregational, Suffield, 81 High St., Suffield. Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: First Church of Christ Congregational, Suffield, 81 High St., Suffield, CT 06078 or to Home & Community Health Services, P.O. Box 1199, Enfield, CT 06082.