Svea Albertina Lindell, of Avon, entered eternal life on Friday, July 2nd. She was born on December 30th, 1909 to Swedish immigrant parents, Adolf and Ellen Johnson of Montclair, NJ. She was one of four sisters. Svea was the wife of Walter G. Lindell, who passed away in 2005. They met at church camp where romance blossomed into a long and happy marriage of sixty-seven years. Svea enjoyed raising their two sons and then the joy of grandparenthood was realized as their family tree grew. At the sunset of her life, she was blessed with three great grandchildren, the youngest being a boy to carry on the Lindell name. Svea enjoyed her Civil War era home on Orchard Street in Avon since 1950. With her natural flair for interior decorating, she and Walter transformed this house to a charming and picturesque American home. Her talents in culinary arts were enjoyed by many throughout the years, as she entertained her family and friends with delicious meals. Gardening and antiquing gave her much pleasure. Her eye for fashion was tasteful and unique. She certainly possessed her own signature style. Svea attended the Covenant Congregational Church in West Hartford. She was also a member of the Garden and Choral Club, and in her later years she enjoyed Avon Senior Citizen gatherings. Svea greatly enjoyed traveling abroad with her husband. These experiences gave them a diverse taste of foreign culture and art. She leaves her two sons, Walter B. Lindell of New Hartford and Stephen A. Lindell of Rindge, New Hampshire. Along with six grandchildren: Scott W. Lindell of New Hartford, Jason K. Lindell of New Hartford, Jennifer L. Lindell-Zimmerman of New Hartford, Allison L. Lindell-Hess of Baltimore, MD, Betsy A. Lindell of Santa Monica, CA and Paige S. Lindell of Santa Monica, CA, three great grandchildren: Ava M. Zimmerman of New Hartford, Abby R. Zimmerman of New Hartford, Jared S. Lindell of New Hartford and a nephew, Ernest Quick of Palisades, NY. As her radiant blue eyes eternally closed, this centenarian left her beloved earthly family and was reunited with her parents, husband, two sisters; Elizabeth Quick (Libby) and Lillian Frati (Lil), and lastly Lil’s husband, Alfred Frati. A private memorial service was held for the family, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.
Archive for July 2010