Linda May Aldrich-Harris, 63, passed away on Jan. 27, 2019, at her home in Mansfield, Ohio, surrounded by her loved ones, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Linda was born June 16,1955 in West Chester, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Orinthia Jane Aldrich (Smith) and Dennis Aldrich Sr. She attended St. Johnsbury Academy. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, Gigi and friend. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was known for keeping the family united. Some of her favorite past times included camping and fires with her family, playing cards as a family, family gatherings, and shopping with her grandchildren. You could always count on a fresh pot of coffee when entering her home, as this was something she was particular about. She was a well-liked and decicated Supervisor at Hitchner’s Manufacturing on Reddington Street in Littleton, N.H. for many years, before moving to Ohio with her husband John Harris. After entering Ohio she became a vendor for different companies like RJ Reynolds, Hasbro, and Acosta, from which she retired after becoming ill. She became very passionate in her love for the Lord. No matter where in public she was, if the Lord called upon her, she did what was placed upon her heart. Linda was the founding mother of the Armor Bearer Motorcycle Ministry. One thing she accomplished proudly was being an Ordained Pastor.
She is survived by her husband John Harris of 19 years, who she adored. Her three children; daughter, Terry Bumps and husband Ronald of Lyndonville, Vt.; daughter, Tammy Edwards and husband Andy Norton of Mansfield, Ohio; son, Ray Edwards Jr. and fiance Jess Therrien of Mansfield, Ohio. She is survived by her 10 grandchildren and 5 great-greatchildren; granddaughter Orinthia Strickland and husband John, their two children Brennan and Raegan of Sutton, Vt.; grandson Michael Malone and fiance Tonya Dunphe of Whitefield, N.H.; grandson Zachary Edwards and fiance Kristen Ball, their three children Neveah, Garyn, and Ryelynn of Mansfield, Ohio; granddaughter Katelynn Courville of Littleton, N.H.; granddaughters Sabryna Smith and her sister Aliya Therrien of Mansfield, Ohio; grandson Cameron Kennison of Laconia, N.H.; grandson Garrett Call of Littleton, N.H.; and grandsons Zarhn and Rajon Edwards of Ohio. She is survived by her sister Cindy St. Francis and husband Terry of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; sister Shirley Aldrich and husband Henry Morey of Saint Johnsbury, Vt.; brother Dennis Aldrich and wife Helen of Tennesse; and sister Vivian Bennett and husband Ralph (Joe) of Berlin, Vt. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews for which she loved. She was survived by many close friends, Sara James of Wheelock, Vt.; Cathy Moore Salyer of Ohio; and her very beloved sister in Christ, Anna Goad of Mansfield, Ohio whom was by her side throughout her battle.
She was preceded by both her parents Orinthia Aldrich (Smith) and Dennis Aldrich; a brother Theodore Aldrich; a sister Barbara Way; a nephew Henry Morey; and her stepfather Charles Cushman Sr.
Heaven without a doubt received a mighty woman of GOD that Sunday morning! There will be no calling hours or funeral per Linda’s request, but there will be a Celebration of Life June 16, 2019 in St. Johnsbury, Vt.