Susan H. (Hirschberg) Linet MD of Freeport, ME formerly of Acton and Boxborough, MA


5741 LinetSusan H. (Hirschberg) Linet MD, 58, of Freeport, ME died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family due to complications associated with Multiple Sclerosis.

Born in New York City, NY, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a MD from New York Medical College.

Dr. Linet was awarded her certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and had been in private practice with the Regional Health Center of Wilmington, MA; and Acton Medical Associates before moving to Maine in 2006.

She was an active member of Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, MA where she served on the board of directors. Dr. Linet was a board member of the United Way of Acton and a consumer member of the State of Maine’s Long Term Care Commission.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Paul Linet, to whom she was married for nearly 32 years; her parents, Ellen and Jerrold Hirschberg of New York, NY; her daughter Ariel Linet and husband, Daniel Goodman of Mt. Vernon, NY; her daughter Sarah Linet and husband Dylan Maeby of Portland, ME; two brothers, Andrew Hirschberg and his wife, Karen of Westport, CT and David Hirschberg and his wife Linda of Medford, MA; her mother in-law, Audrey Linet of Boynton Beach, FL; her sister in-law, Ann London of Bethesda, MD; her brother in-law Richard Linet of Providence, RI and a very loving extended family.

The family wishes to thank all of the compassionate caregivers and physicians who became integral to Susan’s life over the decades during which Susan faced each challenge presented by the disease.

Memorial Services Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect Street, Acton, MA. Burial in the Beit Olam East Cemetery, Wayland, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a fund in Susan’s memory to be used to assist families and caregivers in Maine and Massachusetts. Contributions may be made to the Susan Hirschberg Linet Foundation, Inc. c/o Bath Savings Institution, Lower Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032.


March 3, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Elohim, Acton, MA
  1. Ken & Judy Segal says:

    Paul, Ariel & Sarah, We are very saddened to hear of Susan’s passing. Our thoughts, of course, are with you all. Much love to you and family, Ken & Judy

  2. Denise and Sam Schwartz says:

    Paul, Ariel and Sarah,

    I am so sorry to hear about Susan’s death. I had the greatest of respect for her and hope your fond memories of her can somehow smooth you at this sad, sad time.

  3. Maria Harrison says:

    Paul, Ariel and Sarah
    I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy
    Maria Harrison

  4. Leatrice/VNA says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  5. Kelly Martin says:

    Paul – my thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time. I know how much she meant to you. Kelly Martin

  6. Monique Breault says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Monique Breault
    Brunswick, ME

  7. Carol Sarshik says:

    Paul, Ariel, and Sarah:
    I’m so sorry to hear the sad news of Susan’s passing. I send my heartfelt sympathies to all of you; I know what a close-knit family you have always been and you have all impressed me with your devotion and dedication to Susan. I pray that happier memories will sustain you during these days of grief.

    My best wishes,
    Carol Sarshik
    Acton, MA

  8. Elliot Gaffer says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to all members of the family
    Elliot and Beth Gaffer
    Greenville, SC

  9. Dr. Victor Pinansky says:


    Our thoughts are with you. Our heartfelt sympathies.

    Vic and Ellie Pinansky
    Acton, MA

    • Paul Linet says:

      Thank you Victor. It so happens that during the shiva, a friend provided me with a book to read. It’s a bio by Lewis Weinstein — raised in Portland. Anyhow, in the forward Mr. Weinstein (a prominent attorney) thanked, among others, Abraham Pinansky. I’m curious whether that name rings a bell.

      We are working through the new reality. The outpouring of support from our friends in both Maine and Massachusetts has been a source of comfort. Susan touched so many in such a profound way.

      Give me a shout if you’re up in the parts — perhaps for a round of golf.


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