Linda Lou Maher
November 9, 1943 - September 7, 2019

Linda (Gossenz) Maher, 75, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC beloved wife of 55 years to Bob Maher, entered in to Eternal Rest on Saturday, September 7, 2019.  Linda was born November 9, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio.

She attended the Tampa University Nursing School, where she met her husband and they were married August 29, 1964.  She was an athletic person who enjoyed golf and bowling, craft projects, quilting and shopping.

In addition to her husband, Bob, she is survived by her three children, Julie Maher of Rome, NY, Mike Maher and his wife Kristie of Tolland, CT and Dan Maher and his wife Shauna of Marietta, GA; her three grandchildren, Brian and Jon Maher of Tolland, CT and Justin Maher of Marietta, GA; her sister-in-law, Kathy Plantone of Fort Mill, SC and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway W, Shallotte, NC.   A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends will be held after the service from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive SW, Calabash, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you give a memorial gift to the Juvenile Diabetes

Research Foundation Northeast Chapter online at or by mail at 6100 Rockside Wood Blvd N, #445, Independence, OH  44131.

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations.


  • Lucia and Bill Buro Posted September 13, 2019 1:48 pm

    Lin is a gentle warrior who faced her challenges with courage. Our condolences to Bob and the whole Maher family at this time if loss and grief. Lin will always be in our hearts!

  • Barbara Crisp Posted September 16, 2019 2:19 pm

    I meet Linda a little over a year ago and was her caregiver! Linda was a wonderful person alway so compassionate to everyone she meet and even though she suffered every day she always had a smile on her face! She will be missed deeply by her wonderful husband Bob and her family and me! It was a honor to have taken care of her ! Prayers for Bob and her family at their time of loss!!

  • Paul & Sylvia Brassard Posted September 17, 2019 5:45 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Bob and family at this difficult time. Lin was a special person, very giving and so creative. We always felt welcomed when we got together. May she Rest In Peace in heaven.

  • Sally Speelman Posted September 18, 2019 7:29 pm

    Prayers for Bob and his family. Lin was a very special friend to me. We had many fun times together. I was so glad to see her before she passed. We had some tears and laughter together. I know she is now at peace and free of pain.

  • LINDA CHILDRESS Posted September 20, 2019 3:51 pm

    Bob, I am reminded of the words to an old hymn, Precious Lord Take my Hand . Part of it reads “Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, let me stand . I am tired, I am weak, I am worn. Through the storm, through the night, Lead me on to the light. ……… When my way groweth drear, Precious Lord linger near, when my light is almost gone. Hear my cry, hear my call. hold my hand lest I fall . Take my hand Precious Lord, Lead me home.

    It is wonderful that the Lord and Savior HAS BEEN and still IS right beside Lynn.

  • Laila Mccormick Posted September 20, 2019 6:37 pm

    You can’t have a friend for forty nine years without knowing how much they love God , their husband , children and friends.
    In nursing school she was the one at the end of the day with compassion and wit. And over the years our talks always ended on a high note with laughter and and love , even when you knew the struggle was before her
    Goodbye my wonderful friend you have left the best part of yourself with all of us

  • Laila Mccormick Posted September 20, 2019 6:45 pm

    You don’t know a person for 49 years without knowing how muchThey love their God, their husband, their children, and their friends
    when Lin and I were in nursing school she was the one at the end of the day who had the compassion and the wit to make anything that was Negative into a positive .
    over the years our talks would get longer and longer and we always manage to leave each other with the help of better things to come ., that was her gift
    so goodbye my most wonderful friend You have left the best of yourself with us

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