Linda Maria McKnight

Published on Friday, 22 October 2021 21:16


Linda Maria (Lamphire) McKnight, 69, of Bristol, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. She was the loving wife of her late husband Douglas Crane McKnight and together they had shared over 40 years of marriage. Born on Nov. 21, 1951, in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Maria (Caronna) Lamphire. Linda was a proud member of Church of Our Saviour (Good Shepherd) where she was a member of the vestry, junior warden, Daughters of the King, altar guild, and a counter. One of her favorite parts of church was seeing her Godson Daniel Myska who she was proud of. Co-workers described her as the "historian of Sales Order Management/Contracts at Triumph." Over a span of 40 years, she worked her way up from the typist/telephone operator job she was hired for to be a contract administrator, program administrator, a supervisor, and a St MRO Contract administrator until she retired. She enjoyed her monthly lunches with her friends from work. She was always ready and willing to help anyone and everyone. Reading was a part time hobby of hers, along with playing with her cat, Midge. Most importantly, she loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren who gave her the nickname "Dodo." Her most precious memories were of family vacations with her husband Doug at Merry Meeting Lake in New Hampshire, where everyone was always invited.

Linda was a once in a lifetime person who will be missed by all of those who knew her. She leaves behind her daughter Madeleine M. M. Susco of Bristol; son Robert McKnight and his wife Michelle of Middletown, NY; stepdaughters Claudia McCreesh, Laurie McKnight, and Marjorie McKnight; grandchildren Morgan and her husband Tyler, Michael, Marlee, Isabella, Mathew, and Sophia; six step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; her brother Phillip Caronna; along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Linda's name to the Alzheimer's Association. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Linda's tribute page at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Friday, 22 October 2021 21:16. Updated: Friday, 22 October 2021 21:19.