Linda Chase Marvin Hastie died peacefully at home on Sept. 10 after a long illness, surrounded by family and friends. She was 82.

She was born on May 23, 1939, the daughter of Mildred Chase and Reinold Cole Marvin. She grew up and was educated in Ellenville, N.Y.

In her youth and young adult years, she occupied her time with church, reading, golf and swimming. Treasured memories include summers at her family’s summer home in the Adirondacks, horseback riding, canoeing, water skiing and reconnecting with a community of friends and families year after year. As a teenager, she spent summers at New England Music Camp, where she excelled in the cello.

She graduated from Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie and Wheelock College in Boston, where she studied early childhood education. She taught in Wayland for five years and then became assistant to the dean of students at Lesley College.

She marketed insurance seminars until beginning to work with aging people, which she loved. Her life’s work then became administration of elderly housing. She was a charmer to the older population. For many years, she managed and then directed Morville House in Boston.

She married the Rev. Cornelius (Neal) dewitt Hastie in 1981 and they built a life together in Jamaica Plain until his death in 2016.

As an adult she worshipped at St. Augustine’s and St. Martin’s, where she was on the vestry. In 1990, she joined St. Johns St. James in Roxbury, where her husband was rector and pastor. Linda grew the church school from two to 33 children over five years. Later she participated in discussion of scripture at St. Paul’s Brookline, where she served as parish secretary after her retirement.

She lived courageously and with love, and was well loved in return. She passed on to others her commitment to equality, fairness, and justice with a moral compass always pointing toward wholeness and reconciliation for all.

She provided for people through prayer, fabulous cooking and baking, and welcoming to her home countless international students and medical personnel studying or working for short terms in the Boston area, as well as her neighbors for a special annual Friday Thanksgiving dinner.

In retirement, Linda and Neal became avid travelers. Highlights included visiting Russia, New Zealand, India, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Iceland and Alaska. They also enjoyed many Augusts on the Vineyard with family and friends.

In later years, knitting, prayer for others, crossword puzzles and reading exercised her mind.

She is survived by two loving stepsons, John Cornelius Hastie and George Henry Hastie, daughter in law Bettina Remacle Hastie, beloved grandson Caliban; and her sister, Carol Adams of Richmond, Vt. Nieces Jennifer Sprague and Nancy Adams and their families also survive her, as well as nephews Nick, Matt and Mike Manzano and their families, and Carolyn and Diane Shinman.

She was predeceased by twin sisters Katherine Manzano and Mildred Shinman.

Donations can be made to the Jessie Greene Memorial Fund, Attn: Linda Brown, Morville House, 100 Norway Street, Boston, MA 02115; St. John’s St. James Episcopal Church, 149 Roxbury Street, Roxbury, MA 02119; or to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Face coverings and social distancing will be maintained in the church.

To share a memory or note of condolence, please visit or send to the Hastie Family, 24 Castleton Street, Boston, MA 02130.