Linda Ida (Lavallee) Ulrick, 80, of Springfield, formerly of Chicopee, entered into the loving arms of Jesus, Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020 in the comfort of her son’s home in East Longmeadow. She was born in Holyoke, the daughter of Arthur and Florina (Boisvert) Lavallee educated in the Catholic Schools in Chicopee and was a graduate of the former Holy Name High School. Linda furthered her education graduating with a BS degree in Chemistry from Our Lady of the Elms College and her Master’s in Education from American International College. After graduating college, she worked as a chemist for Breck. She was employed with the Town of Agawam School system for 46 years as a teacher before retiring in 2016. Linda was a very devout and active communicant of Holy Cross Parish of Springfield. She was a member of the Franciscan Reflection Group, JustFaith Group, Renew Group, Le leche League, Sandwich Ministry, and the Cursillo Group. Linda was active both spiritually and socially in various other clubs and groups with Holy Cross Church as well as the Springfield Diocese. She was involved with feeding the homeless, the French Club and the Library Book Club. Linda enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and was a gifted writer. She had a passion for History and science. In recent years, she enjoyed trips to her home in The Villages, FL. She was the beloved wife and best friend of the late George H. Ulrick who died in 2013 and leaves four loving children, Corinne L. Scrivano and her husband Paul of Portland, CT, Grant H. Ulrick and his wife Donna of Fairfield, CT, Lance S. Ulrick and his wife Theresa of East Longmeadow, and Keith G. Ulrick of Jacksonville, FL; her brother, Arthur LaVallee of Greensboro, NC, her sister, Jane Smiley and her husband Larry of Summerfield, FL; six grandchildren, Austin, Matthew and Joshua Scrivano, Michael, Elizabeth and Gregory Ulrick; her great grandson, Thomas; as well as several nieces and nephews. Linda was known for her compassion for others. She always put everyone else before herself. Linda’s Mass and burial are private due to the Governor’s numeric limitations for gatherings. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date and time to be announced. Contributions in Linda’s memory may be directed to the Friends of the Homeless, 769 Worthington St., Springfield, MA 01105 or to Holy Cross Church or Holy Cross Sandwich Ministry, 221 Plumtree Road, Springfield, MA, 01118.
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