Linda “Lin” L. Bretherton, 68, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at home Monday morning January 1st, 2018 after a three day illness.

Linda “Lin” L. Bretherton, 68, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at home Monday morning January 1st, 2018 after a three day illness. She was born in Bath, NY January, 12th 1949. Lin was a beloved wife and Mother. She is survived by husband Terry Bretherton of Hammondsport, son Ivan Austin (Gretchen) of Crystal Minnesota, Daughter Teralin Bretherton-Lamberta (Dustin) of Kingston, NY, Brother Gerry Bills (Valerie) of Hammondsport, and Mother in law Corinna Martin also of Hammondsport. 

Lin was predeceased by her parents Dick and Louise Bills, her Grandmother Dirce Eade, younger brother Bob Bills and Father in law D.E. Martin. 

Lin returned to school mid life and while managing a home and raising a young daughter ultimately achieving a Master’s in Education degree. Her work history included various secretarial positions including Ostrander Chevrolet in Bath NY, and as a real estate agent for Real Inc. of Penn Yan NY.

She was a devout Christian, the church being a very important part of her life. She attended St. James Episcopal Church in Hammondsport where for many years she taught Sunday School.

Her interests were many and varied but for most were gardening, art, and birdwatching (and nature in general). She was anxiously awaiting Spring so she and Terry could do more traveling.

Lin will be greatly missed by family and friends. 

 Arrangements are by LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.