Linda Conte Garver
1940 - 2020
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Linda Conte Garver, 79, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away June 23, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born September 18, 1940, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore P. and Ernestine (Acri) Conte. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Ernestine Napoli, and her sisters, Gloria Hessman and Eleanor Okum. She is survived by her husband, William J. Garver, and also the father of her two children, Ernest Napoli, Sr. She was a loving mother to her daughter, Gina Rutledge (Don) and her son, Ernest Napoli II; a devoted grandmother to her grandson Michael Rutledge (Sara) and her three great grandchildren, Chase, Ethan, and Kayla. She is also survived by extended family, many nieces, nephews, cousins, her Goddaughter, and her furbaby, Willie. Linda was born and lived in Harrisburg, PA, and attended St. Francis and Bishop McDevitt High School. She was a cosmetologist for 60 years, retiring only two years ago. She was a devoted parishioner at St. Catherine Laboure' Church, where she also participated in many church activities and was a member of several local associations. Closest to her heart was spending time with family and friends. Her many passions included fashion, beauty, shopping, decorating, dancing, and tending to her plants. Family and friends are invited to her visitation on Tuesday, June 30, at 10:00 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, both at St. Catherine Laboure' Church, Harrisburg, with burial immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to St. Catherine Laboure' Church, Harrisburg, or Speranza Animal Rescue, Mechanicsburg. www.pennlive.com/obits


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Published in Patriot-News from Jun. 25 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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Mass of Christian Burial
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St. Catherine Laboure' Church
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Holy Cross Cemetery
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July 7, 2020
Dear Gina and Ernie,
What a great neighbor your mom was to all us Gustin kids. I remember swimming in your pool on many a hot summers day. Another memory is that I never saw your mother look sloppy. She looked beautiful all the time! My family extends our sympathy in this time of remembrance. Thinking of you both.

Jan Gustin.
Jan Gustin
Friend
July 5, 2020
How sad I was to hear of Lindas passing. I met Linda and Eleanor at Lord & Taylor in the late 90s. They were two of the classiest ladies in the store. Since then I have been friends with Linda ever since. I saw her every Sunday at St Catherines. I will miss her friendship and beautiful laughter greatly.
Katie James
Friend
July 2, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Lindas recent passing. I met Linda only one time at the last McDevitt Reunion for the class of 60. It took only a few minutes for her warmth and energy to shine. Linda must have been a wonderful person to know and love. Bill, I am sorry you lost her and also for everyone in her family and her friends.
Mary Jane Branigan
June 30, 2020
m saddened to hear of Lindas passing. I was privileged to work with her few a few years at the nail salon in Hershey. Linda was a ray of sunshine and continuous laughter I remember singing and dancing in the salon and welcoming everyone with a Hi Honey how are you. Gina I know you will miss her dearly and I pray for you and your family for peace in the memories that you cherish I was lucky to have met Linda in my life. RIP miss you
Kim Sponaugle
June 29, 2020
Gina, Don and Family,

Im so sorry for your loss. Words just dont seem to be enough. Gam was simply one of the best. I never saw her have a bad day. She was always so loving and kind and could light up a room like no ones business. May she rest in peace.

Erin
Erin Otto
Friend
June 29, 2020
To Lindas family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

I met Linda at St. Catherine Labouré Roman Catholic Church one Saturday evening in the confession line. We talked for quite a bit as there were a lot of people ahead of us. She was so kind and sweet and looked so beautiful and sparkly! She said she would be praying for me and that meant so very much to at that given time.

I would see her sometimes in Adoration. I know she loved her Eucharistic Jesus so very, very much!

May Jesus welcome Linda home and may she hear the words of Christ we all long to hear, Well done my good and faithful servant God bless you Linda, Ill meet you in Heaven someday!
Robin Mathis
Acquaintance
June 28, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Gina, Don, Ernest and family on the loss of
Linda, a wonderful spirit and a beautiful lady. I remember meeting with
her, Gloria and Eleanor many times for cocktails and dancing at Wanda's or Rod's Roadhouse. They treated me like family and I really
enjoyed their company. I miss the Sisters and hopefully, one day meet
them for a Heavenly Martini. Linda will forever have the love of family
and friends.




Lonnie Chase
Friend
June 27, 2020
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Sean Barron
June 26, 2020
knew Linda from St. Francis, Bishop McDevitt, and she was my neighbor on Kensington Street. Sending my sympathy and prayers to her family. Carole Acri Brown
Carole Acri Brown
Friend
June 26, 2020
Gina and Don, so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She will shine as one of the brightest stars in the sky much like she did here on earth. God bless. Connie and Mike.
Connie Dawson
Friend
June 26, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with Lindas family. Sorry for your loss
Cathy Mirarchi
Friend
June 26, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Cathy Mirarchi
Friend
June 26, 2020
Bill and family, we are so sorry and our prayers are with you. Linda was a great neighbor and friend. She was beautiful inside and out. We will miss her!
Joanna Zigerell
Neighbor
June 26, 2020
In loving memory of one of my very best long time friends. Our sympathies to her beautiful family for this tremendous loss. Gary and I will love you and miss Linda always!
Carole Kennedy
Friend
June 26, 2020
To Linda's family, I am so sorry for your loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, etc. Linda was my mom's cousin who I hope greeted her upon her arrival in heaven. May Linda rest in peace with her daughter and sisters. Deepest sympathies from Brenda Madenfort Stoner's family.

Kim (Stoner) Smith
Kim (Stoner) Smith
Family
June 25, 2020
A beautiful lady with a beautiful spirit! Prayers for strength, peace and comfort to her loved ones.
Debbie and Rick Smith
Family
June 25, 2020
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the tremendous loss of GAM. She was a beautiful person inside and and out, and devoted to the family! Tom and Tyna
Tyna Muza
Family
June 25, 2020
My Aunt Linda was a beautiful soul who brought light and love to every life she encountered. I remember her as "Neenie," who watched over me as my babysitter when I was pre-school age. Then later, as the fun-loving and vibrant aunt who loved to dance and who brought sunshine, laughter, and love to every family gathering.

A loving presence throughout my life, I will miss her smile, her laughter, her amazing spirit, and how she would call and sing happy birthday to me every year. Aunt Linda, I love you so much!

To my dear cousin, Gina, and all the family, my deepest, deepest sympathies. My Neenie/Aunt Linda, has gone to a place of blissful peace and joy. One day, we will all see her again and what a reunion that will be!
Candy Ortenzio
Family
June 25, 2020
Sending our Condolences! She will be so missed by many.May she rest in peace.
Renae Luckenbaugh
Friend
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