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Linnea Farquhar Layton, former administrative assistant, secretary, 83

Linnea Farquhar Layton, who worked in the provost's office and the School of Science dean's office during the 1980s and early 1990s, died on Nov. 15 after a short illness. She was 83.

From 1981 to 1985, Layton worked at MIT in the provost's office as an administrative assistant to Louis Menand; from 1985 to 1991 she worked as an administrative secretary to Gene Brown, the former School of Science dean.

A private memorial service is planned. Interment will be at Christ Church in Dover, Del.  Memorial donations may be made to the Boston office of Reach Out and Read, which provides first books for children in pediatric waiting rooms across the state.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 3, 2008 (download PDF).

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