Linda Sue Friess

July 20, 1941 - October 10, 2021
Linda Sue Friess

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Linda Sue Friess, 80, of East Liverpool, OH, passed Sunday October 10th, 2021 at East Liverpool City Hospital after an extended illness.

Linda was born July, 20th, 1941 in Salem, OH and was the daughter of the late Roger and Katherine (Dotta) Fitzsimmons. She lived in the area most of her life, being a part of the first graduating classes at Beaver Local High school in 1959. She was a graduate from the East Liverpool School of Nursing, and worked as a nurse and director of the ICU at the East Liverpool City Hospital. She had also received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.

After her retirement in 1999, Linda enjoyed many hobbies such as crafting and sewing. She was also a fan of horse racing, and even took to owning and caring for horses of her own.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Debbie Long of Wellsville, OH, and her sister, Barbara Fitzsimmons of Rogers, OH, as well as four grandchildren, David McGuire and Alexa Long of Circleville, OH and Theresa Friess and Rosalia Friess of Pittsburgh, PA. She is also survived by her forever son-in-law, Joseph Long, of Circleville, OH.

In addition to her parents, Linda is preceded in death by her brother, James Fitzsimmons, and her daughter, Denise Friess.

Services will be held Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Martin Chapel of CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists in Calcutta, OH with Pastor Mark Blakeley officiating. Calling hours will take place Friday, October 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m and up until time of services Saturday.


Saturday, October 16, 2021
1:30 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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  • October 15, 2021
    Beverly Grappy Siceloff says:
    My dear cousin, Linda, who my son, Craig called Aunt Linda because like me, “we loved her so much.” Just a week ago she called each of us and we had one last conversation with her. We are both so grateful for that call and time with her. Being the nurse that she was, always thinking about someone else beside herself, called to check on me because Barbara told her I was having some medical issues. That was Aunt Linda! So many childhood memories with her and Barbara, we loved to get together and play…..mostly at my grandparents house! Oh, so much FUN! It was always a summer baseball game in the back yard, kickball, volleyball….we loved many weekend and evenings together! I would spend weekends at their house and we loved Kathryn’s french toast with homemade bread in the mornings. She always made us the best food! In high school Linda and I always tried to get on the same basketball team because we thought we made a good team and we were…, lanky, fast, sassy, that was us!! As we grew up and older, we never had a medical issue we didn’t discuss! She knew her stuff….like Debbie said “she was a bad ass nurse!” YES, she was, Deb! I’ll miss the hell out of her Forever! I will be with all of you on Saturday in Loving Spirit

  • October 16, 2021
    Lynn Beatty-Hyder says:
    To all of Linda's family and friends, I am so sorry to learn of Linda's passing. She was my boss for many years. Eventhough I was just an Aide she taught me so much more. I went to visit her at Orchard's about a month ago. We both enjoyed talking about old times in the Unit and the things that I got into while working there. That was a great laugh for both of us! I am going to miss her terribly. A great Nurse, the best boss and a good friend. Fly with the Angels Linda!!!