Lynn Duvall

Lynn Duvall, a precious part of the Woodstock community, died peacefully at her home on October 18, 2021. She was 70 years old. She touched the lives of many and was a true friend to people from all walks of life. She provided a respite from the troubles of the world for anyone who arrived on her porch to sit and talk as she listened in her non-judgmental way.

Lynn loved music and the performing arts. She arrived in the ’80s with The Buzzwell Band. During this time, she became a volunteer at Family and developed lasting friendships with members of the staff.

She befriended many local musicians, poets, and artists of all genres. She was a tenant at Dan Bruebeck’s home for years, where famous jazz and rock players passed through.

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Lynn was an integral part of “Arm of the Sea Theatre” from 1991 through 1995 touring the Northeast as part of a talented theatre troupe performing to raise the consciousness around ecology and social inequality.

She also advocated in another project “Patrick’s Walk to End Hunger” and helped to raise funds to eradicate food insecurity around the globe.
Lynn was an excellent masseuse. She had a thriving practice of regulars who came to her home studio, besides a following at several local spas, most recently at Glo Spa and the Emerson.

She was a master of developing close, tight friendships. Through the decades she developed her empathetic skills, which she applied to the emotional and psychological needs to those on her massage table. One would leave a session with Lynn feeling healed both physically and mentally. You would often get a follow-up phone call asking about your well-being where she would offer additional recommendations.
No story of Lynn’s life is complete without mentioning her dog, Daisy, her constant companion. The myth about Daisy was that she was part deer because Daisy was so delicate and ethereal.

Teresa Lynn Duvall was the first child born in the brand new Central Suffolk Hospital in Riverhead on Long Island on February 15, 1951. Ten years later, she was invited back to CSH to cut the cake in honor of the 10th anniversary of the hospital’s founding. She was a first from the beginning!

In early childhood, Lynn’s parents arranged for Lynn and her brother Jerry, to take the train by themselves from Long Island to central Pennsylvania to visit their relatives. Quite an adventure for two young children, and part of the family lore.

Lynn attended Riverhead High School and graduated in 1969. She went on to two years of study at Farmingdale Community College. Her graduation was rewarded with a long trip through Europe. She went on to study massage both in California and Gainesville, Florida, where she obtained her diploma in 1987.

Lynn is survived by her brother, Jerome (Virginia) of Jupiter, Florida, stepmother, Ruth Duvall of Westhampton, New York, sister-in-law, Rosemary Duvall of Boynton Beach, and nieces, Robyn (James) DeLorenzo, and Michelle (Eugene) Scharf, grand nieces Avalina DeLorenzo and Ruth Scharf, grand nephews Luca DeLorenzo and Theodore Scharf. Predeceased by father, Theodore Duvall, mother, Elsie Jeanne Duvall, brother, Robert Todd Duvall.

Additionally, she is survived by dozens of Woodstockers who considered her part of their extended family. She brightened all our lives and we will now look for her in the beauty of the sunset and the sound of the waves at the ocean’s edge. A celebration of her life will take place next June, 2022. You can send condolences to the family, memories, and thoughts to celebrateLynn96@gmail.com. Please include your contact information if you would like to attend the Celebration of Life.

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