In Loving Memory of Linda M. Meeker

April 18, 1957
Bridgeport, CT
July 14, 2018
Stratford, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

July 21, 2018


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:00 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

July 21, 2018

Family Gathering


Fairfield Police Athletic League

P.O. Box 423 Fairfield,
CT 06824

NAWW Scholarship Fund

c/o Diane Ruff,
46 Ophir Avenue,
IL 62656

Linda M. Meeker

Linda M. Meeker, age 61, of Stratford, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Westchester Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Born in Bridgeport, Linda was raised in Fairfield and had been a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of St. Thomas Grammar School, Roger Ludlowe High School and Fairfield University. She worked for many years as a cost accountant for many companies including Rolock and Warnaco. Linda was a gifted and talented crafter. She loved to crochet and knit, but above all else, excelled in Wheat Weaving which was Linda’s true passion. She sold her creations at numerous craft fairs and shops for many years and always looked forward to attending the Wheat Weaving conventions every year. She was a member of the National Association of Wheat Weavers (NAWW) and the Straw Guild of Craftsman. Survivors include her husband, Luciano ( Louie) Arroyo of Stratford; her beloved parents, Bruce and Nancy (Ostrosky) Meeker of Fairfield; a niece and a nephew, Ashley and Joseph Meeker, Jr., and numerous friends and fellow crafters. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Meeker. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the Fairfield Police Athletic League, P.O. Box 423 Fairfield, CT 06824 or the NAWW Scholarship Fund, c/o Dianne Ruff, 46 Ophir Ave, Lincoln, IL 62656. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. She was a beloved cousin and a very talented lady. Her works in straw will live in my memory as they were so attractive. I am relieved that her great suffering is ended and I pray to Our Lord that she is taken to heaven to be with her family.

  2. Bruce, Nancy and Family,
    Our most heart-felt condolences go to you for the loss of Linda. We pray that she rests in the arms of God, and pray for peace for you.
    – Dennis, Kristin & Riley

  3. Nancy & Bruce,
    We send you our heartfelt and deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful Linda. She was such a loving daughter and so talented in many ways. We look forward each Christmas to hang her exquisite woven wheat ornaments on our tree.
    We know she is certainly in heaven, free from pain and reunited with her brother Joey, and other much-loved relatives. We know we could never even imagine the pain you’re going through now, but your steadfast faith will be the answer to eventually relieve the pain.
    As always, we send you both our love.
    John & Karen

  4. Deepest sympathy to you all. I always valued your friendship at NAWW conventions and appreciated Linda’s skills as a straw artist and patient teacher. Her death is a great loss to me and her fellow lovers of straw art.
    Debbie Warren, Blacksburg, Virginia

  5. It’s still hard to believe Linda isn’t with us, but happy, precious memories will live on.
    Linda was a very special lady and Pete, Kathryn and I feel very privileged to have counted her, and you, as our friends. Memories of her super talent and kindness will live on. Those times at Much Cowarne in the 1980s and then seeing you at NAWW conventions for so many years, our road trips in the States and your road trips here are so special.
    She may not be with us in person but she will live on in the memories of so many people whose lives she touched.
    We send all the family our love and support. Linda will not be forgotten.

  6. I will miss Linda’s beautiful smile at upcoming NAWW conventions. I always looked forward to seeing her every year. My thoughts and prayers are with her and your family.
    Christine Swanson