Obituary of Linda Lucy Giordano
Our mother, Linda Giordano, 96, went to her eternal rest on Sunday November 21, 2021 at The Gardens @ Monroe in Monroe Township, New Jersey. Linda was born on February 8, 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She met her husband, Joseph Giordano, through friends in the neighborhood, and they were married in 1947. They lived in Brooklyn until 1954 when Joe's job took them to New Jersey.
They moved to Iselin, NJ where they resided for 31 years and raised 7 children. Linda was adored by family and friends. Her warm and outgoing manner made her the perfect hostess for entertaining. Cooking and company were her favorite pastimes. She achieved her excellent culinary skills from her Italian heritage. Linda was an active member of the Rosary Society at St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church in Iselin. She volunteered each year at the church's annual July Fair helping to make pizzas. She was an avid knitter and taught knitting classes for years. Linda loved the Jersey Shore where she and her family vacationed many summers. She also enjoyed playing scrabble and cards.
In 1985 Linda and Joe moved to a retirement community in Whiting, NJ. They shared their life in Whiting until Joseph's death in January of 1997. They were parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Roman Catholic Church in Whiting. Linda continued to reside in Whiting until 2011 when she moved to Highland Park, New Jersey to live with her daughter, Carol. In 2015 she began her 6 year residence in two nursing homes, the latter being the Gardens at Monroe.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Giordano (1997) and her son in law, Russell Simons (2016) two sisters, Marie Gama and Anna Libretti and three brothers, Ricky Massi, Vincent Massi and William (Junior) Massi.
Linda is survived by her seven children: Julia Giordano of Warren, NJ, Antoinette Babek of Monroe Twp., NJ, Guy Giordano and wife Barbara of Harding, PA, Carol Giordano of Monroe Twp., NJ, Linda Simons of Monroe Twp., NJ, Joseph Giordano and wife Debi of Berwick, PA and Marie Rotella and husband Patrick of Warren, NJ. Linda was the proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Phyllis La Chase of Peoria, Arizona and Joyce Rappoccio of Lakewood, NJ and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Mangini of Toms River, NJ, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 1pm-5pm on Sunday November 28, 2021 and 10am-10:45am on Monday November 29, 2021 at the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Inc. - 205 Rhode Hall Rd., Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 - 732-521-0555. Funeral services will begin at 10:45am on Monday from the funeral home. A funeral mass will be 11:30am at Nativity of Our Lord RC Church - 185 Applegarth Rd., Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 followed by interment in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Wrightstown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a local charity of one's choice.
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