Sunday, June 13, 2021


Linda Mae Sornberger, 'Lynn'


Linda Mae Sornberger “Lynn,” 72, of Jay, passed away in Jay, Maine on Aug. 8. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on Jan. 15, 1948, the daughter of James John and Pearl Dorothy (Platt) Shearer.

She worked at Pond’s/Unilever HPC in Clinton for 31 years. She loved to volunteer and spend what time she could giving back to her friends, family, and the community. She was always organizing and recognizing many, many birthdays with cards and gifts. She had a talent for remembering birthday dates. She was a Westbrook fire department auxiliary volunteer. She also volunteered at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine, and walked cancer walks in Connecticut and Maine.

Linda loved and cherished most of the people she knew in her life. She loved to dance and travel. Not a gift shop was passed without investigation while on trips. She was one of the kindest people you could ever meet, as many people can attest, having received one of her countless random acts of kindness.

She leaves behind her husband of 25 years Lorence Lee Sornberger; children Heidi, Holly, Tina, Jessica, and Timothy; sixteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces Darlene and Karin. She also leaves behind sister-in-law Judy; brothers-in-law Larry, Leon, Dick, and Al (Sunny); and nieces Tammy and Sarah. She had a close group of friends in the Clinton area. She was predeceased by her son Grady, her parents, a sister, Arlene Palm, and a niece, Dorothy.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Indian River Cemetery in Clinton at a later date. Cremation cared for by Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Rd., Jay, Maine. A kind word may be left in her book of memories at

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