, Salem, MA

November 7, 2012

Linda (Cicchetti) Birch, 62

Beverly — Linda A. (Cicchetti) Birch, 62, died Monday, November 5, 2012, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John D. Birch who died in 2001.

Born in Beverly on March 6, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Grace (Bresnahan) Cicchetti. A lifelong resident of Beverly, she was a graduate of Beverly High School class of 1968.

Linda worked as a paraprofessional in the Beverly public elementary school system for the past several years. She was also once employed by the Holyoke Life Insurance Company in Salem for many years. As a longtime resident of Beverly Farms, she loved spending her summers at West Beach.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Birch and son, Mathew Birch both of Beverly; two sisters, Jean Frieson of Vero Beach, Fla. and Claire Reid and her husband, Gordon of Beverly; three brothers, Peter Cicchetti of Danvers, David Cicchetti and his wife, Laura and Robert Cicchetti all of Beverly Farms; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Saturday, November 10, in the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott Street, Danvers, from 11 – 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are under the direction of the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit