After leaving Germany, where she was stationed in the Army, Linda or Lynn as she is affectionately known on the campus, returned to her hometown of Quogue. She was informed by her sister that Little Flower’s Wading River office was hiring Child Care Workers and began working in the girls cottages in June 1990 and has been there ever since.
Lynn takes pleasure in helping all the girls in her cottages and remembers those who have come and gone. She helps them tackle issues like: preparing for the future, honing their Independent Living Skills, building self-esteem, offering them someone to talk to and day to day activities (daily chores, ensuring the cottage is well stocked, getting residents up for school, staying on top of daily paperwork, food preparation, and the overall upkeep of the cottages).
Child care workers like Lynn are the unsung heroes of the work we do, but it’s this important work, caring for the children, that Lynn enjoys the most. Lynn’s longevity with Little Flower stems from the delight she experiences in witnessing the growth of the children and the overall caring community of Little Flower. Some of her most memorable moments were the plays/shows the residents used to put on each year, which was supported campus wide. She also cherishes the time she spends with the girls, getting them ready for prom and other events “that make them shine”, such as the times they sang at Little Flower fundraisers.
Those not familiar with Lynn would be surprised to know that she was in the Army for several years, which provided the opportunity for travel around the world. One of her favorite pastimes is cooking for family and friends – some have said her string beans are the best they ever tasted!
Lynn lives with her husband in Riverhead. She adores watching her grandson play sports for the Riverhead schools and spending time with her six grandchildren. Lynn is passionate about family and the time she has with her brothers, sister, aunts, uncles and extended family.