Julia M. (Chiaro) Linares, of Middletown passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Middlesex Hospital Wiese Hospice, after a short illness. Born in Meriden on January 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucrezia (Borjia) Chairo.
She is survived by her children, Paul Linares and his wife Kathy of Middletown, Ronald Linares and his wife Lori of Middletown, and Wayne Linares of Middletown. Her daughter, Donna Brown and her husband Jim of Portland. Her eight grandchildren, Paul Linares and his wife Michelle of East Haddam, Michael, Marc, Lauren, Justin and Alaina Linares of Middletown, Daniel (D.J.) and Shanna Brown of Portland. Her six great grandchildren, Brian, Jacob, John, Stephano, Nikki and Brooke Linares, and many nieces and nephews, dear friends, as well as her family at Apple Rehab of Middletown.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Paul W. Linares, Sr., the love of her life, her siblings, Gracie Chiaro, Theresa Simmons, Carmel Yacur and Rocco Chiaro. Julia loved her family and friends, having long conversations with her dear friend, Antoinette Moore and the late Carmella Ranno.
The family would like to thank the staff at Apple Rehab, her Angels, Dottie, Marie, Elenore and all of her Honeys, as well as the entire staff of the Weiss Hospice Unit, for the loving care given to our Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and special friend Julia.
Funeral services will be held from Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown, CT, on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Pius X Church, Westfield Street, Middletown. Burial will be at St. Sebastian Cemetery. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 P.M.
Donations in Julia's name may be made to Apple Rehab Center Recreation Department, 600 Highland Avenue, Middletown, CT 06457 or Weiss Hospice Unit, Middlesex Hospital, Department of Philanthropy, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457
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