May 16, 2022

Linda A. (Rufful) Marcotte


Linda A. (Rufful) Marcotte, 59, passed away in the early morning hours of January 20th at Sturdy Memorial Hospital after battling COVID-19.

Born September 28th, 1962 to Michael and Marjorie (Farrar) Rufful, Linda spent most of her life as a resident of Seekonk, MA. A beloved mother, sister, and daughter, Linda was predeceased by both of her parents. She leaves behind two daughters, Meghan Marcotte, 32, of Meriden, CT, and Molly Marcotte, 27, of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Linda is also survived by her older brother Peter and his wife Pamela (Roy) Rufful of Sarasota, FL, and her younger brother Paul Rufful of Seekonk, MA, as well as niece Shawna and nephews Shane, Alex, and Nicholas.

Graduating with the Seekonk High School class of 1980, Linda went on to study pre-med for two years at UMASS Amherst before leaving to marry and start a family. In 1997 she chose to return to school and earned her certification as a medical assistant from The Sawyer School. She spent years in the medical field, working as a medical assistant for an OB-GYN practice, and then moving on to become a medical biller and coder.

Linda loved the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts area, and would often reminisce about childhood days spent at Rocky Point or Crescent Park. She was a big fan of clam cakes and chowder, and always loved an excuse to go down to the water, whether it was to go to Narragansett for a day at the beach, or Newport just for a car ride down Ocean Drive.

A loving and dedicated mother, Linda spent many years supporting and encouraging both of her daughters and their many endeavors. From leading a Girl Scout troop, to spending entire weekends at swim meets, and driving six hours one way to watch a volleyball game, Linda always made sure that her girls knew how proud she was of them.

Despite being a dialysis patient for the final two years of her life, Linda remained an active member of the Seekonk community, volunteering with Mt. Carmel Catholic church's chapter of the St. Vincent DePaul society. She was a kind and thoughtful person who believed in taking care of those around her, and she took great joy in things like cooking for friends.

Gone far too soon, she will be greatly missed.

A wake will be held at REBELLO FUNERAL HOME ,901 Broadway, East Providence on Thursday, January 27th,2022, between the hours of 4pm and 8pm, where the family will share further details regarding a formal funeral service and Catholic mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Linda's name to the American Kidney Foundation.

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