Linda (Corcoran) Bryan Print

Linda (Corcoran) Bryan

Loving wife, mother, sister and aunt

Linda (Corcoran) Bryan, 71, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Lowell, died Sunday, March 10th at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She was the beloved wife of James Bryan who survives her.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 24, 1947, a daughter of the late Joseph and the late Maria (Cigliano) Corcoran, she attended Lowell schools and graduated with honors from Lowell High School where she participated as a Major in the Girl Officers as well as being editor of the school newspaper. Eager to further her education, she then graduated with honors from Lowell State Teacher’s College and then received a Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas where she was inducted into the Alpha of the Arkansas chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. It was during this time that she met her husband James.
Linda’s career took her to Mobile, Alabama, where her son Jason was born. During her tenure at S.D. Bishop Jr. College in Mobile, she was honored by a “Linda Bryan Appreciation Day,” with a ceremony initiated by her students, where she was treated with speeches, quips, food and music by faculty, staff and students. 
In addition to teaching English at Lone Star College in Tomball, Texas, Linda developed the Alpha Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and created the Tomball and District International Studies Program. She enjoyed trips to Europe and England with her students, fellow faculty and staff, and community members. Teaching and sharing these experiences was Linda’s life’s work.  She loved every minute of it and the people with whom she worked and traveled.
Linda was a great cook, specializing in Italian dishes and more than anything else, she loved her husband James and son Jason who were the center of her life. She was the light of our lives, and the lives of everyone she touched. 
In addition to her husband James, she is survived by her son Jason Bryan of Spring, TX; two sisters Jean Nelson and her husband Walter of Lowell, MA and Sandra Naddif and her husband Michael of Andover, MA; a brother Michael Corcoran and his wife Margo of Dracut, MA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by her burial at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (10)
  • Jim Donaher
    Linda was one of the kids I met when we were 2nd graders at the Middlesex Village School and we continued to be classmates through high school. Throughout elementary school, I can remember how happy and kind she was, especially to those kids who were somewhat shy. Linda had the unique ability to draw out the best in folks! She was a great person. God bless her.
  • Dolly McNamara
    My condolences to the family of Linda. She was truly a kind and beautiful lady. I remember her as one of the prettiest girls of LHS class of '65 with intelligence to match. Rest in Peace Linda.
  • Barbara TobinI
    So saddened to hear about the passing of your sister Linda. You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP.
  • Kathleen Emerson
    I am deeply saddened to hear of Linda's passing, her heart was always in the right place throughout her life... There was noone kinder or more beautiful than Linda and the world will be a sadder place without her but the heavens are rejoicing to have this beautiful soul enter through the gates... My condolences to her family especially her son, losing your mother is beyond belief...
  • KELLY AND MARK DONELAN
    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SISTERS' PASSING. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU BOTH. MARK AND KELLY
  • Linda Messia  - Linda's family
    I was shocked and saddened to receive the news of Linda's passing. She fought so bravely and tirelessly to hold onto life. I was so honored to spend time with her last year in Houston. I have loved her since we met in 8th grade at the Daley School. Life will not be quite the same without our phone calls. I will really miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
  • Vito Aluia and Dallas Aluia
    So sorry to hear this sad news our condolences to the whole family..
  • Doug and Diane Small  - Dear Sandra and family
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your sister Linda. Please know our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We will keep all of you in our prayers at this very sad time. God Bless. Doug and Diane
  • Jack and Lori MacAskill  - Dear Sandy and Family
    Lori and I are very sorry to hear of your sisters passing. You and your family are in our prayers. With Sympathy, Lori and Jack
  • Maureen Gillette Spinney  - Dear friend
    My heart is so saddened reading this, but filled with joy remembering Linda's beautiful smile and personality. I loved her like a sister and have warm memories spanning many years growing up with Sandra. She was such a wonderful, intelligent, talented and beautiful lady. My heartfelt sympathy to Sandra, Jeanne, Michael, Jim, Jason and all her beloved family. I'm sure she was greeted by all her angels that went before her. Sending loving hugs to each of you. Maureen
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