Gerlinde “Linda” Martha Rosa d’Angelo

December 17, 1930 - October 2, 2016
Gerlinde “Linda” Martha Rosa d’Angelo

d’Angelo, Gerlinde “Linda” Martha Rosa, 85, of Hudson, Florida, passed away peacefully, on October 2, 2016 at The Cottages of Port Richey. Linda was born on December 17, 1930 in Lucany nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia (formerly Bohemia) and was the daughter of Otto and Marie Goldner. She came to the United States in 1956 and became a United States citizen in December 1966. Linda spent many years as a dedicated and respected Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from United Presbyterian Residence, Woodbury, NY in 1996. She relocated to Hudson, Florida in 2002 coming from Massapequa Park, Long Island, NY.

Linda loved spending her summers at the beach and swimming. She enjoyed traveling and cruising, crossword puzzles and cooking, but the greatest joy, and love in her life was her family. Linda is survived by her daughter, Victoria d’Angelo-Tompkins; her sons, James and Thomas d’Angelo; grandaughters, Gina Sandford and Sarah d’Angelo; grandson, Robert d’Angelo; great grandson, Elijah d’Angelo; son-in-laws, Patrick Tompkins and Richard Sandford; and daughter-in-law, Caroline Weismeyer d’Angelo.

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  • October 21, 2016
    Alison says:
    One of my favorite memories of your mom comes from the time I went on a cruise with you all. Your mom and I were sitting by a pool. On one side was a gaggle of college students. On the other side were two business men types. The college girls tried to flag down staff to order drinks. No luck. The two businessmen tried to flag down staff to refresh their drinks. No luck. Both groups started complaining about the poor service. Your mom listened to both groups for a bit, then leaned towards me, gave me a mischievous smile, and said, "Watch this!" She then raised her arm, and twiddled her fingers. Not one but two members of the ship's staff showed up, seemingly out of nowhere, totally attentive, asking is she needed anything. She ordered wine for both of us, and then, in a voice clear enough for people on both sides to hear, said "and please help these people here (nodding to the college kids) and here (toward the business men)." After our drinks were served, and everyone around us got theirs, one of the college girls called out to your mom - polite but puzzled- "How did you do that?" Your mom looked at her drink, then at the college kid, gave that same mischievous smile, and said, "When you got it, you got it." Very true. She will be missed.