Linda J (Smith) Angotto
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Linda J (Smith) Angotto, 60, of Norwalk, passed away on Tuesday, April 8 at Norwalk Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on August 1, 1953 in Ogdensburg, New York to the late Lawrence and Irene (Baxter) Smith.
Linda is survived by her loving husband Gary Angotto; her sons Jeff (Catherine) Potter of Bethel and Brian Potter of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Jason and Caitlin Potter of Bethel; her six sisters and their husbands Donna (Kevin) Legg of Plessis, NY, Cheryl (Bill) Harris of Ooltewah, TN, Carolyn (Eric) Ouderkirk of Oswego, IL, Maureen (Peter) Connor of Litchfield, NH, Paula (Chris) Jank of Watertown, NY, Julie Smith (fiancé Bill Fobare) of Rensselaer Falls, NY; her brother David (Deborah) Smith of Canton, NY; three brothers-in-law and their wives Chris (Anna) Angotto of Greenwich, Terry (Darlene) Angotto of Stamford, Eric (Deborah) Angotto of Fairfield and brother-in-law Jeffrey Angotto of Greenwich. She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Linda graduated from Canton High School in 1971 and St. Lawrence State Hospital School of Nursing in 1974. Linda earned her Bachelors (1983) and Masters of Science in Nursing (1999) at Western Connecticut University, Danbury. She also attended the Post Masters Program for Adult Nurse Practitioners at Western Connecticut University, achieving Board Certification in Adult Nurse Practitioner and Wound Ostomy Continence Care. She dedicated her entire life to caring for others. She worked at House of Good Samaritan of Watertown, NY, Norwalk Hospital, Waveny Care Center of New Canaan, Hospice of Branford, Mid Fairfield Hospice, Nursing & Home Care of Wilton, Southwest Community Health Center of Bridgeport, NP Care of Shelton, Park Avenue Medical Associates of White Plains NY, and Regency Heights of Stamford.
Linda was a member of many professional organizations including the Connecticut Nurses Foundation for which she served as President from 2009 to 2012. Linda's proudest accomplishments were the two awards she received from the Connecticut Nurses Association: the Vera R. Keane Award in 2011 for Distinguished Service to the CNA and the Mary Jane M. Williams in 2013 for Lifetime Achievement in Nursing.
Linda had many hobbies and interests including travel, flower gardens, quilting, reading, genealogy, and music. She was an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Norwalk in both the Adult Choir and as a Lector.
Relatives and friends may call at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk on Friday, April 11 from 4 - 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 12 at 10 am in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.
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please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com.
Magner Funeral Home Inc.
12 Mott Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850
Published in The Hour on Apr. 10, 2014