Linda Larsen

Linda Larsen, 60, of Pocono Manor, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 6, at home. She was the loving wife of Robert Larsen for 25 years.

Born in Jessup on July 9, 1952, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Migliaccio) Marra, and was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Linda was a world traveler, a gourmet cook, skillful shopper and a wonderful conversationalist. She loved being a wife and mother, and especially loved being a grandmother. She was called Gigi by seven of her grandchildren and Noni by baby Mary. Her family takes comfort knowing she died peacefully having heard baby Mary say "Noni, I love you," a few days earlier.

In addition to her husband, Bobby, she is survived by two sons, Robert Larsen Jr. and his wife, Denise; and Colby Jon Larsen; three daughters, Kirsten Larsen, Audra Williams; and Kiara Zuzzio and her husband, Marty Ostrowski; eight grandchildren, Logan, Austin, Zachary, Madison, Kolton, Hunter, Andraya and baby Mary Raine.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brother, John Marra Jr.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday, July 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco. Funeral service will be private.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to Kiara Zuzzio at P.O. Box 86, Pocono Manor, PA 18349. Funds will be used to set up a college fund for baby Mary.

Published in Scranton Times on July 8, 2013