Linda Keirnan

Obituary of Linda J Keirnan

Linda Keirnan of Blairstown, born Linda Jean Ney, passed away on December 17 in the company of family after a struggle with cancer. She was born April 13, 1956 in Somerville and grew up in nearby Clinton Township, the daughter of Nancy Mae Ney née Rundle of Forty Fort, PA and William Harold Ney of Wilkes-Barre, PA. She graduated from North Hunterdon Regional High School in 1974, then received a B.A. from Drew University and an M.A. from Boston University. Her first career was as a network analyst for companies including AT&T in the early years of the silicon-and-software revolution. She married Joseph Francis Keirnan of Dover in 1986. They had two children: Ryan Joseph William Keirnan born 1989 and Delsa Lynn Keirnan in 1992. Soon after, Linda switched careers, to operate a daycare center out of the family's big farmhouse near Oxford for many years. Across decades her passion for gardening developed into a vocation and part-time profession, including as head gardener at Genesis Farm of Blairstown. Beloved son Ryan passed away in 2011. Linda is survived by husband Joe and daughter Delsa; sister Deborah Ann Kaleta of Canon City, CO; brother Wiliam John Ney of New York, N.Y.; mother Nancy in Port Saint Lucie, FL; and sister-and-brother in-law Kay and Ray Bryant. Private services including a funeral mass and burial beside Ryan in Blairstown. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers are gratefully received by the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Home of Fredon, NJ. Arrangements are under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825

Final Resting Place

Hainesburg Cemetery
Rt 94, Hainesburg
Columbia, New Jersey, United States
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