Tribute: Linda “Lynn” Mulligan Dinsio

Linda “Lynn” Mulligan Dinsio passed away on August 25

Linda Mulligan Dinsio, Columbiana, Ohio - obit

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Linda “Lynn” Mulligan Dinsio passed away on August 25.

Lynn was born on July 23, 1937, in Jacksonville, Alabama, the youngest child of Thomas and Mary Tate Mulligan.

The family relocated to the Brier Hill section of Youngstown in 1940. Lynn attended The Rayen School, where she enjoyed performing as a majorette.

Lynn was a professional ballroom dancer and taught dance at Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire dance studios. She also owned her own beauty salon in downtown Youngstown in the 1960’s.

She met her husband, Amil Dinsio in 1958 and they married on February 24, 1968. They shared a great and loyal love that spanned 58 years.

Lynn was dearly loved by her three daughters and shared a unique and special relationship with each of them. She was very involved in her daughter’s lives and took great pride in their accomplishments. Lynn had the kindest heart and most genuine spirit. She was honest and generous and she loved to laugh. Her smile would light up the room. Lynn knew how to be a great friend. She won the trust and love of all that knew her. She was loyal and fiercely protective of those she loved. She had an exceptional sense of style. She was always perfectly put together and was so very beautiful. She turned heads everywhere she went. Her daughters were always so proud that she was their mother. Lynn shared a great love for all animals and was a longtime advocate for animal rights. Although heartbroken by her passing, her family takes comfort in knowing that she has been reunited with her beloved parents, siblings and all of her memories.

Aside from her parents, Lynn has joined her sister, Juanita Mulligan Avato; and her two brothers, Thomas and Charles Mulligan.

Those who have not yet joined Lynn include her husband, Amil; her three daughters, Deborah (Kevin) Tice, Missy Dinsio, and Amie-Jo (Michael) Englehart; and many nieces and nephews; and Lynn’s lifelong, best friend, Regina Rieseck. Lynn also had four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call Friday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

Funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

She will be laid to rest at Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Alabama.

The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center for their exceptional care of and obvious love for Lynn before and after her passing. Lynn will be loved always and missed forever.

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A television tribute will air Friday, September 2 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX

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