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Passed peacefully on October 18, 2015 with her family by her side at the age of 53 years. Beloved wife, best friend and soul mate of John Raco for 30 years. Cherished mother of Argelia (Ryan), and Robert (Anna). Adored big sister of Brenda Testa (Albert), and Audrey Albano (Luigi). Special niece of Armando and Leona Ceccucci. Dear sister-in- law of Joe and Edith Raco, Maria and Domenic Taurasi, Carlo and Mona Raco, Tony and Mary Raco. Missed by cousins Dino Ceccucci (Shannon), Laura, Paola, Silvia, Cinzia, Claudia (Stefano). Special Zia to many nieces and nephews. Reunited with her parents Sergio (2013) and Virginia (2009) DePaoli, and by in-laws Rocco (1988) and Angelina (1986) Raco. Linda's passion for life came through in her art and in the students she taught. Linda was an extraordinary Fine Artist. A passionate Visual Arts Teacher at Villanova High School and De Paoli Studio of Fine Art inspiring numerous students with her gentle demeanour and modest approach. She shared her gifts with great kindness and knowledge, putting others first and encouraging all to follow their dreams. In this, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Linda will be remembered and missed dearly by many caring and supportive neighbours. Linda was the cherished pseudo-mom, supporter, roadie and personal chef to many of her children's friends, especially her musical sons. Donations to the Linda DePaoli Raco Memorial Art Bursary will be gratefully accepted at the service or via Royal Bank. Memorial visiting Friday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Linda's Life will be held Sunday 11:30 a.m. at
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3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor,
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Published in Windsor Star on Oct. 22, 2015.
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December 15, 2015
My deepest sympathies to the Depaoli/Raco family. I had the honour and pleasure of knowing Linda at Immaculate Conception School. She was such a kind, gentle genuine person. Our world lost an deeply saddened by this news.
Lia Ducedre(Cossette)
October 29, 2015
Brenda and Audrey
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Stacey( cafe cache) Haskell
October 29, 2015
John, we just found out last night about Linda. We are so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! John and Rosanne Reginella
Rosanne Reginella
October 24, 2015
Dear John & family;
We are Deeply saddened by your Loss.May all your wonderful memories carry you through this Difficult journey.
Darlene, Rick Laporte
October 24, 2015
John, Argelia and Rob,
We were so saddened to hear of Linda's passing. She could only be described as a beautiful, kind , loving wife mother and friend Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time, we wish we could pay our respects in person. She has some great company now with Lori there, they will be watching the boys like old times.
Paul and Beth Bridgeman
October 24, 2015
Dear DePaoli & Raco Families,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Linda and I were good friends in high school. Though we lost touch, I will always remember her as a kind, generous person. We had great fun together, and shared many laughs.

May God keep you close, and wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.
Mary Fera
October 23, 2015
Our deepest condolences.
Linda and Lou Tortola
October 23, 2015
John,I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Giovanni Milana
October 22, 2015
So sorry she was truly an awesome teacher and person so sorry for your loss
Zachary Balogh
October 22, 2015
John and Family,

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave Bernardon & Family
October 22, 2015
Linda was such an inspiration to us all. May your wonderful memories comfort you in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Dan & Sue Lunardi
October 22, 2015
Audrey and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a beautiful person and will be missed by all.
Franca, Bill and Nicholas
October 22, 2015
John, I'm so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I had been praying ever since I ran into you just hoping this could pass her by. She was such a gentle spirit and a true friend to everyone who knew her. My life was blessed having her in it and I will continue to pray for you and your family. Take care of yourself.
Michelle Durocher
October 22, 2015
John, My condolences to you and your family in this tough time. Prayers and Best Wishes. Dale (Penn-Elcom)
October 22, 2015
So very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I had the opportunity to meet her many, many years ago when visiting Sergio to see his violin workshop. A great talent leaving us much too young. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire extended DePaoli family in these difficult days.
Richard Kokovai
October 22, 2015
John and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. God Bless.
Joe Papa
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