Obituary: Linda L. Lee

Linda L. Lee, at 78
Linda L. [Lank] Lee, a resident of Hull, formerly of Malden, died Saturday, Dec. 2, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 78.
Born in Melrose, Mrs. Lee was one of three children of the late Edward T. and Eleanor E. Hoyt. She was raised in Melrose and was a proud graduate of Melrose High School. In 1990, Linda and Eugene S. Lee were married.
A kind, compassionate, and generous woman, Mrs. Lee loved life. She was always well-liked and sociable, and she never judged anyone. Dedicated to her family, she treasured any moments or events spent together. Linda and Gene and friends enjoyed yearly visits to Waterville Valley in New Hampshire to see the fall foliage. Later in life, she also served as a loving caregiver for Gene, who predeceased her. 
Mrs. Lee had a big soft spot for animals, especially cats. She dearly loved all her cats, especially the late Macy. She spent much of her free time working with Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, an organization that she held close to her heart.
In addition to her family and animals, Mrs. Lee found great joy in her community. She was happiest at home and treasured her neighborhood, where everyone looked out for each other. In her free time, she enjoyed relaxing during a Patriots game or a golf match on TV. She also enjoyed listening to music. Her generosity, kindness, sincerity, and unconditional love will be deeply missed by her family and friends. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene S. Lee, with whom she shared 22 years of marriage. She was the loving and devoted mother of Edward J. Perelli Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Woburn, and stepmother of Colleen Thirdgill and her husband, Bryant, of Hull; she was also the dear sister of the late Carol Walker and her surviving husband, Charles, of Maine, and the late Eleanor Hoyt. 
Mrs. Lee was the caring aunt of Charles Walker and his wife, Beth, and great-aunt to Chase and Jack Walker, all of Maine. 
Services were private. Gifts in Linda Lee’s memory may be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 487 Nantasket Ave., Hull MA 02045.