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“Lynne and I were attached on a level that saved my life. We'd known each other our whole lives. But after middle school and I moved thousands of...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Sean Craig - Independence, VA

“To the Sanderson family, I was saddened to learn of Lynne's passing. May you find comfort and peace through wonderful memories of her. My thoughts...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Karen - Dallas, TX

“Our daughters were friends growing up during their school years. We are very sorry for your loss. Lynne was a very nice girl and always welcome in...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Daniel and Cheryl Mason - MA

“Kevin Mr and Mrs Sanderson y'all are in my thoughts and pray ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Jason Leigh - PENSACOLA, FL

“Lynne was my best friend in 8th grade. I still remember our introductions. One summer in particular our group of friends were inseparable. Lynne was...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Andrew (Doug) Grace - Shirley, MA

“My grandaughter Melissa and Lynne were good friends. They were inseparable. Wherever Lynne was Melissa was right there. My deepest sympathy goes out...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Adele Turnbull - Shirley, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sanderson family. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: The Stafford Family - Watertown, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. May your family find some comfort in knowing there are many people praying...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Jennifer D - Amesbury, MA

“Dear Pam, Bruce and Kevin,So so sorry for the loss of Lynne. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Our hearts go out to...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Ava Muscarella - Friend

“Pam & family,I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Rachel Downey - Lynn, MA - Friend

“Pam I remember when she would wake up when you first moved into the neighborhood and would be at the house before my kids woke. I will forever miss...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Robin Knox - Family Friend

“Dear Pam and Bruce, may God give you strength to help with this sad time in your lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Linda ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Oleson - WALTHAM, MA

“Pam Bruce and Kevin. So,sorry the loss of Lynne. My thoughts are truly with you. Lisa ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Milbert - Waltham, MA

“Dear Pam and Bruce, I am so sorry for your loss of Lynne. May it be with precious memories that you get through this very difficult time. Love and...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Elin LeBlanc - Millis, MA

“Please know that I have Lynne and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I had Lynne for French in middle school. I can picture exactly where she...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Jeanne Skuse - Deer Isle, ME

“Dear Pam and Family,My heart is with you all during this difficult of times.Nancy Noonan ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Noonan - Watertown, MA

“Pam, Bruce, and Kevin, I was so sad to hear of Lynne's passing today. I can't even imagine what you all are going through. I have so many memories...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Christine Corcoran Canton - MA

“I'm sorry for u loss she was good friend I was in elementary school with her it hard to believe she gone I talked her last week I musd u lynne ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Jenn Hilliard - Lircesyer, MA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Rachel Porter - Watertown, MA

“There are no words for your loss,however please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both . I am sooo very sorry for your loss. Lynne Frank...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Lynne Frank - Fraingham, MA

“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sorry for the family may she rest in peace ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Diane Faherty - N Falmouth, MA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Patricia Farrell - Watertown, MA

“In his arms..gone way too soon ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Patricia Farrell - Watertown, MA

Life for each of us is defined by falls and redemptions and while we sometimes take the exit off life's busy highway now and again…that we find our way back is the key. Lynne's daily struggles with mental illness and addiction and pain have ended and she is now home in heaven. 'Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation' said the author Khalil Gibran. That hour of separation came Saturday, February 2, 2019 when Lynne died unexpectedly at home. She was 33.

Lynne was about to embark on heading back to school in efforts to eventually achieve the needed degree and training that would allow her to help others who struggled in similar ways that she had for most her life. She had hope.

Born on December 30, 1985 in Newton she was a daughter of Bruce P. and Pamela A. (Nelson) Sanderson. Raised and educated in Watertown she graduated with the class of 2004 from Watertown High School. She had a gift and passion for writing which included a lot of poetry. She had unconditional love in all of her pets…Casey, Buttons and Mango.

Lynne leaves her parents, Bruce and Pamela Sanderson; her brother, Kevin M. Sanderson and his fiancé, Christina Moreschi, all of Watertown; her uncle, Edward R. Nelson (Diane) of Middleborough; and many cousins.

Family and friends will honor and remember Lynne's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, February 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning when her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorials in her name to the Watertown Fire Relief Association, 99 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472 or Watertown Police Relief Association, 544 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472 would be appreciated.

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Saint Patrick's Cemetery

999 Belmont Street Watertown, MA 02472