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Linda A. (Perretta) Fiori, 53, of Rocky Hill, the loving wife of James Fiori for 29 years, went home to be with her father and Savoir Jesus Christ on Nov. 7, 2012. She passed away at home with her family by her side after a courageous seven month battle with melanoma. She was a native of Berlin and the daughter of the late James Perretta.
Linda loved all animals and always wanted to share her blessings with others, she volunteered at Birthright of Newington, The Kensington Vol. Fire Department, delivered Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to the elderly in Berlin, served meals to the homeless on holidays and every Christmas morning she would join others from Wellspring church visiting and handing out toys to children at The Hospital for special care.
Besides her husband, Linda leaves behind her pride and joy, her daughter and best friend Christie Fiori of Rocky Hill; Jeter and Jake, her two Yorkshire terriers, that she considered her sons; her father and mother in law, Richard and Irene Fiori of Kensington; brother and sister-in-law, David and Karen Fiori of New Britain; sister and brother-in-law Phillip and Linda (Fiori) Romegialli of East Berlin, brother & sister in law Thomas and Andrea Fiori of New Jersey, and Gabby, a little girl from Hartford that she adored and loved to care for. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law Diane (Fiori) Martin.
Linda was a registered nurse for over 30 years, a devoted mother and care giver to many. She loved animals, and helping others. Linda was a very special person who touched the lives of virtually every person she came in contact with. There was not a thing for anyone she would not do. People are often judged by how attractive, successful, or famous they are. She exceeded these accomplishments by how she touched other people's lives. She thought of other people's needs before her own. She was quick to offer help to anyone who needed it, whatever the cause. She spent every single day putting everyone else's needs before her own. She didn't base her value on how much income she could attain, or how much credit she would receive or how others might perceive her. She did things for people because she believed that is what we are here for. The world is simply a poorer place today because of her loss. We will not forget the life lessons she taught us; and we will never forget the memory of her, the finest, most generous and compassionate care giver we ever knew.
Services were held Nov. 10, 2012 at Wellspring Church, Kensington. Burial was private at West Lane cemetery in Kensington. Donations in Linda's memory can be made to Wellspring Church after school programs, 222 Lincoln St. Kensington CT 06037. The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Berlin Citizen on Nov. 15, 2012