In Memory of




Obituary for Yolanda "Linda" Brazee

Yolanda “Linda” Bush Brazee, 73, of Cheshire, passed away July 16, 2022 at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born in Pittsfield on June 26, 1949, she was the daughter of Henry J. Bush and Bonita B. Hickok Bush.

Linda was a 1967 graduate of Lenox High School.

She became the wife of Robert B. Brazee on August 16, 1969.

Linda was a housekeeper for over 20 years at Austin Riggs and fostered children during her early retirement.

Linda was a woman of faith and was very devoted to her church, Evangelical Free Church of Pittsfield. Linda’s true joy came from being surrounded by family. She never believed in strangers – the moment you met her, you were tucked under her wing and became a part of her flock…everyone was family.

Linda leaves her daughters, Kelly Rinaldi (George) of Hinsdale and Kerry MacRonald (Drew) of Cheshire and Pittsfield. Grandchildren, Anthony and Shayne Cahalan, Joshua Keister, Jonathan (Chelsea) and Reagin MacRonald, Serafina (John) McGonagle, Jessika and Gianna Rinaldi; Great Grandchildren Amelia, Ava and Jonathan; her brother Henry Bush (Jean) of Pittsfield, sisters Barbara Perry of Otis, Carol Bush of Cheshire; brother-in-law William Brazee (Stacey) of Lee; sisters-in-law, Sandy Brazee and Beverly Touponce (Michael) of East Lee, Jennie Sievers (Terry) of Anchorage, Alaska; and many nieces and nephews.

She is reunited once again with her husband, Robert Brazee (predeceased on September 27, 2021) and their daughter, Regina Brazee (predeceased on June 29, 1998).

Linda requested a Celebration of Life only, which will be organized for a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford St, Pittsfield, MA, to help the family offset expenses.