WEBSTER - Lynne C (Skoglund) Hadley, 60, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in UMass Memorial Medical Center, Belmont Street, after dealing with lung cancer that wasn't found until it had already spread. Everyone needs to get periodic lung imagining especially if you have any risk factors. Lynne was born and raised in Worcester, MA before moving to Webster where she lived for over thirty years.
Lynne is predeceased by her husband John “Jack” L. Hadley, parents Earl and Doris (Erickson) Skoglund, her sister Priscilla (Skoglund Duke) Bourassa, her brother-in-law Alexander Soos and her sister-in-law Shirley Parretti Hadley. Lynne is survived by her sister Virginia Soos of North Carolina; brother Edward Skoglund and Joyce Hodges of Oklahoma; sister Marie Skoglund of Worcester; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger Bourassa of Worcester, Arlene and Jim Pechie of Auburn, Robert Hadley of Florida, William and Missy Hadley of Missouri. She is also survived by the kids: John Hadley and Kristina Perham, Brianna, Marissa, John, and Jackson of Douglas; Stacie Schonborg of Florida and Evan, Meghan, and Alisun of Millbury; Serena Germain and Tom and Paige of Millbury; many nieces and nephews, who helped take care of her after Jack passed away, especially Josh who would fix whatever Lynne broke or do what she couldn't do like put in the air conditioner and then return to take it out.
Lynne first worked as a teenager at the Lutheran Home for the Aged for Virginia in the kitchen where they managed to have fun doing dishes every day. Lynne's next position was in Policy Processing for Hanover Insurance until her position was eliminated. Lynne enjoyed working there for those 14 years and missed seeing and working with everyone. There were many buried in paper days, but we got it all done and usually with some smiles along the way. Lynne then landed as a clerk with the Department of Children and Families supporting the social workers. The saying around the office was just give Lynne what she wants as she doesn't go away. But it was done with a smile and if they needed anything that she could help them with she would. Many times people would just appear at her desk saying Lynne I can't find...... Lynne seriously missed walking around the office stopping at the units and causing trouble. Switchboard would never, ever be missed but she enjoyed all the records work and working with everyone.
Lynne and her family thank her wonderful medical team who got her back on her feet, kept her going and who put up with her requirement that they smile so it showed in their eyes. Dr. Edward Driscoll, Dr. Gunardi Irawan, Dr. Michael Haddadin, Dr. Venu Bathini, Dr. Sakiko Suzuki, Dr. Raul Sood, Sarah Rollings and the staff at all of the clinics/offices. These dedicated people will never understand just how much those smiles meant and energized her. Lynne had the same fantastic infusion team as Jack. These wonderful women took excellent care of them both. Lynne was also very thankful for her visiting nurses from Care Central VNA. There were many different nurses but especially the palliative care team of Bryan, Nancy, Tara and Maryann.
Lynne enjoyed taking trips with Jack. Especially the yearly day trip in September to the Cape Cod Canal where they would spend time in different spots along the canal watching the boats and getting something to eat at Seafood Sam's. Lynne always got the fried scallops and sweet potato fries. Lynne especially enjoyed her time spent with the Keno people at Holly Farms and missed seeing everyone all the time when covid stopped life as we knew it; the many family gatherings; the trips to visit the one-armed bandits at the casino. And the car - this one needs a little work, but it is not ready for the junk yard like so many always were. The story of getting her hands on an engine from the junk yard just a couple of days ahead of one of the nephews still brought a smile to her face. Many Saturday mornings were spent at that junkyard and Lynne enjoyed the chats with Bernie and playing with his dog Nina.
A Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Noon In the Sitkowski, Malboeuf & Hickey Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster. Burial is private. A calling period will take place from 11:00 AM until the time of services in the funeral home.
Donations may be made to two organizations that provide for enrichment for kids engaged with DCF. Rise Above Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box #174, Northbridge, MA 01534, www.weriseabove.org, which was started by very caring people from her office and now helps statewide kids in care and those still engaged who are furthering their education. There is also the Wonderfund of Massachusetts c/o Massachusetts Wonderfund, Inc., 600 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, that helps all children engaged with DCF. www.wonderfundma.org