Linda Garney
1947 - 2020
April 16, 1947
October 15, 2020
Linda R. Garney, 73

Worcester/ Florida - Linda R. (Howard) Garney, 73, of Florida, formerly of Worcester, passed away at her home in Florida on Thursday, October 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Linda met the love of her life, Lawrence Garney when they were 17 years old and have been married fifty-four years. Along with her husband, Larry, she is survived by their three daughters, Cheri Swift and her companion Louis Dalterio of Worcester, Lori Poirier and her husband Robert of Rutland, and Jill Garney of Fall River; two sisters, Colleen Domiano of Holden and Diane Kardokas of Worcester; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and numerous friends, who were considered family. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ellen Hunt and Donna Howard. Linda was born in Worcester, daughter of the late, James and Phyllis (Chioda) Howard, and lived here for many years, before retiring to Florida.

Linda Loved more than anything entertaining and would invite a "few" but would always end up being a few too many. She enjoyed family gatherings especially Monday night dinners, her island vacations, camping at Wakeda campground, and sleepovers with her grandchildren.

Calling Hours for Linda will be on Monday, October 26, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 27, at 10 a.m. at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 38 High Street, Worcester. Interment will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton.

*following current health guidelines, social distancing practices and the use of face masks, will be in place at the funeral home, church, and cemetery.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2020.
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel
370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605
Funeral Mass
Saint Paul’s Cathedral
38 High Street, Worcester, Massachusetts
Funeral services provided by:
Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel
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Our condolences uncle Larry and girls.
May the great memories bring you peace.
R I God's P Linda R.I.P
Steve & Linda Garney
October 27, 2020
To Linda's family and friends.

I am so sorry for your loss. I spent many of my teenage years at Linda and Larry's home, being a good friend of Jills. I heard her laugh, tasted her cooking and saw her beautiful smile, that I will always remember. She was a caring, loving mother, wife, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend to all those who knew her. I pray for the family and all those grieving by their loss. Earth may have lost one fabulous woman, but heaven just got that much better. An angel no doubt!! I hope she is dancing and singing with all her loved ones who were waiting to welcome her home. Until you meet again, may the days become easier and may you heal and find rest and peace knowing, it's never goodbye...just see you again later. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Sharon Emond
October 26, 2020
Rebecca Serriello
October 26, 2020
Lori, I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts are with you and your family at this heartbreaking time.
Lynn Couture
October 25, 2020
May your memories and the love of your family and friends comfort you and may Linda rest in peace.
Joe and Janice Mahoney
October 25, 2020
Linda you will be missed at camp .and to the family sorry for your loss.
Leslie Briggs
October 24, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.youwere the prettiest girl grafton st jr high you cauld have lived a life of a fashion model
you wile be the most beautiful angel in heaven

Cecile Click
October 24, 2020
Our heart goes out to all of the family today as you say your goodbyes to this beautiful lady. She was so full of fun and love for her family and friends. Know we will be think of you all and sending you love and healing prayers.
Love to all.
Ruby Clark and Rich Cooley
Ruby / Rich Clark / Cooley
October 24, 2020
Linda I'll remember you never, forget you, love you till we meet again
Nora Shilinsky-Carlesi
October 24, 2020
Dear Larry and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Linda was such a Special person! All the memories we all hold dear will keep her with us forever! RIP my friend! Heaven gained another Angel!❤ Love, Chuck and Sally
Chuck And Sally Wright
October 24, 2020
Thinking of all of Linda's family and friends at this time. Sending my love and prayers. Melissa and Anthony
Melissa Dellomo
October 24, 2020
Dear Larry and Family,
Linda was such a warm, bright light who will be terribly missed by everyone blessed to know and love her. Wishing you strength and healing. With love, the McQuade and Boyle families
Meghan Boyle
October 24, 2020