Linda Disston White

Chebeague Island, ME- Surrounded by love, Linda Disston White, 82, died peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2022, just as she wanted, listening to her beloved Casco Bay through her bedroom window.linda

She was born to Horace and Kate (von Moschzisker) Disston, on April 24, 1940, in Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania, where she would live until she was 6 years old. Linda had two brothers, Horace (Worsey) and Christopher. When her father returned home from the service, he packed his family up and moved them to Yarmouth, Maine. In Maine, Linda cultivated deep friendships that would last her lifetime.

Linda studied art history at Pembroke College, which would become a part of Brown University, and used her extensive knowledge of art when she worked at the Portland Art Museum. While working at the Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she met the love of her life, Robert White. Linda and Robert were married in 1971, and they welcomed a son, Stephen, in 1975. They traveled extensively and Linda was a great partner and supporter of the businesses they started together. England and France were two of the places that they loved and in turn put down roots, but nothing would ever compare to their love for Chebeague Island, Maine.robertandlinda

Deeply involved with island living, Linda’s presence fostering and supporting different non-profit organizations will have a lasting influence. Linda loved children of any age, they referred to her mostly as “Lady Linda”, which was started by her goddaughter. Volunteering at the Chebeague Island School and following the children through their schooling and early adult years gave her great joy.

She had a great love for animals, including her horse as well as many dogs throughout her life. She was aware of, and thankful for, the compassion, sensitivity, and guardianship offered by the people of Chebeague. Linda was also blessed to have the support and companionship of her closest friends, who had been part of her life from her very early years. Her selfless generosity was always something to behold, and her wisdom and advice will be missed.

Linda would always want life to thrive around her and if she could inspire just one single person to surprise themselves with just how incredible they could be, that was reward enough for her. Her spunk and mischievous ways always made for exciting times.

Linda is survived by her son, Stephen, many cousins (including one, Elaine Lincoln, who she affectionately called her “summer sister”), and many beloved friends.

There will be a celebration of Linda’s life in July of 2023. Stories will be shared, along with her favorite tastes and toasts.

Donations in Linda’s memory can be made to the Island Commons, 132 Littlefield Road, Chebeague Island, Maine 04017.