Linda McPhail

Linda Marie McPhail (Donofrio)

Monday, September 27th, 1954 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
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Linda Marie (Donofrio) McPhail, age 65 of Ansonia, beloved wife of the late Anson McPhail, Jr., entered peaceful rest on Friday May 1,2020 at Arden House in Hamden. Born in Derby on September 27, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Philip Salvator and Helen Maria (Hickey) Donofrio Sr.

Linda, aka "Lynn", was a loving mother and wife. A true home maker to her family. Lynn’s passion were cleaning, cooking, arts and crafts, jewelry, and picture collages.

She will be remembered for the love she showed her family and the prayer life she instilled in her kids. She loved The Lord and served Him with all of her life.

Survivors include her five loving children, Charles Byrd, Anson McPhail III, Angel Jackson & her husband Pastor Shawn Jackson, Tracy McPhail, and Crystal McPhail; siblings, Laurie A Stewart-Ryder & her husband Ron, and Nicholas Donofrio, as well as her sister-in-law, Carol Donofrio. She has six cherished grandchildren Keith, Elaanie, Aliyah, Shawn Jr., Angel, and Ava along with a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Philip S. Donofrio Jr. and her sister Dawn Donofrio.

Due to social restrictions, all services are being held at the convenience of the family. The Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home has been entrusted with her services.
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Melva Boyd

Posted at 09:46am
I mostly knew Lynn through my son Kevin. Lynn was a very kind and loving person. Always willing to give and do for others.
We often talked about the bible and having that love connection with God. We talked about praying for other people a lot.
Lynn talked often about her connection with the church. Being at church and going to church was something that she missed
when she could no long attend. And so, I leave this bible verse to the family. If we live, we live to the Lord and if we die, we
die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Romans 14:7-8
Praying for the family, Melva Boyd-Tillman

Angel Jackson

Posted at 11:03pm
Reflecting back on my mom and what she means to me.... I knew my mother lived her life with a love and passion for her children and grandchildren!

And In the last few days while working to try to put together a service in this new normal I worked with my siblings, my aunts, my family, and friends to find a way to celebrate her.

Through all the photos, stories and heart felt condolences I learned that the love she had in her started before I was born with the love she had for her parents and siblings!

My mother did not have a easy life but did the best she could with the hand she was dealt! I’m so happy I shared that with her while she was here!
Many people get stuck on what they don’t have or what is missing, but my mom took what she had and made it work!
Love was the gift that she had, and gave it often.
The love she gave to my children was priceless, the smile she gave them when they walked in the door, the time she spent talking with them, making crafts with them or just showing interest in there newest accomplishment. They felt it more than any material gift they ever received. She was so proud to be a mother and even more proud to me Nana.

She provided us with a beautiful clean home, food on the table and clothes on our backs.

She loved hard!!! I like to think that is a trait I got from her. Love hard, give your all, and don’t have regrets!

No matter what goes wrong we have a choice, make it and move on!

I know the most precious gift my mother gave me is her giving her life to the lord! Her being saved and knowing that despite the pain she would endure here on earth, that by choosing God as her lord and savior she will have everlasting life with him.

I like to think the greatest gift I gave to my mom is giving my life to Christ the same way she did so that I may see her again one day! I can rest just a little easier knowing that she is no longer in pain and is resting with her father! Singing songs to him with her beautiful voice.

I can rest a little easier thinking of her rejoicing with my father, Anson her brother uncle Phil her sister Aunty Dawn and her mother my GG!

I can rest a little easier knowing they are all looking down on us, still loving us, still living through us, our stories, and our memories, we are her legacy!

She taught me to be strong, to keep it moving! Best of All she taught me to lean not on my own understanding but trust in the lord with all my heart!! Until we meet again, I love you mom and you like my dad will forever live in me, my siblings and my children until we meet again I will forever love you!

Nick Donofrio

Posted at 08:19pm
My sister Lynn saved my life when I was a toddler, she wasn't that much older than me, but she was still able to pull me up from the bottom of a river after I had fallen backwards off a dock. To this day I still don't swim. But I never forgot what my sister Lynn did that day. I love you forever Lynn.

Angel Jackson Posted at 10:59pm

I love you uncle Nick! Beautiful memory 🥰

Pamela R. Lopes

Posted at 03:03pm
Lynn always smiled whenever I saw her. Each time I saw her let me know that Grandma D told her all about me and spoke of me often when she was alive. She told me that she was so happy that I was with Charles,
because he needed a good woman in his life. I thank her for making me feel loved and like a significant part of her family. Her hugs were warm and genuine. May she be held in her mother's arms, happily reunited with her sister and Uncle Phil and a comfort to the souls in the family whom with the Lord have been awaiting her arrival. Be at peace with your heavenly family Lynn. You have an incredible family here on earth. Pamela


Posted at 09:03pm


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