Lianne Loretta (Withee) Carlin, 79, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Lianne was born on March 20, 1939 in Portland, ME, daughter of John Earl and Ruth (Sawyer) Withee. She was raised and educated in Hanover, NH. She graduated from Hanover High School, attended Florida Southern University and later received her Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University. Lianne was a secretary and office manager for various companies throughout her career, including John Hancock Insurance and Hampshire College. She was an avid movie-lover throughout her life. She also had a deep interest in mystery novels, and started a well-regarded publication called The Mystery Reader’s Newsletter in the 1970’s. Lianne lived in various areas of Massachusetts, including Melrose, Lynnfield, and Millbury, before moving to Hadley fourteen years ago. She leaves behind her loving children, Russell Bradbury-Carlin of South Deerfield and Andrea Carlin of Greenfield; and her cherished grandchild, Will Carlin. A memorial service will be held for Lianne on at Winfield Senior Estates in Hadley on Saturday, March 23rd from 2-3:30pm. Her burial will be private. There are no calling hours.www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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