Linda was born as the elder daughter of William Wright, Jr., and Laura Ruth Jackson Wright in Philadelphia in 1953.  She graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls and completed her Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Oriental Studies and a minor in Japanese. She attended the Middlebury Japanese Language School in Vermont, hoping to teach English abroad.

In addition to her love of languages, (Japanese, Spanish, and French), she was also keen on computer learning and spent her work life in the chemical field, monitoring the location of chemical companies’ boxcars and chemical tank cars throughout the nation. A natural teacher, she trained plant personnel in these new systems.  During this time, she met her best friend Thomas, who became her husband of 32 years.

Linda’s creative side was filled by a master’s degree in literature at Villanova University. She and writing buddies teamed up to write short mysteries for anthologies that they enjoyed in bookstores throughout Chester County. She also dabbled in abstract expressionism on canvas.

From the time she was in elementary school, she loved giving back to her community, including working with the American Red Cross, Big Sisters, the Center for the Blind in Phila., Peace Work, and CHADD - for Adults and Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Fennelly, sister and brother-in-law, Sharon, and John McMahon, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many other family that are mourning the loss of Linda.  She also left an imprint on her latest community, Tel Hai, and enjoyed many friendships with the fellow residents.