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Rossi, Linda Elizabeth (1948-2006)

ROSSI, PETRUZZELLI, CUDDEHE, TODT

Posted By: Jane Adams (email)
Date: 2/28/2007 at 18:47:58

Fairfield Ledger
Thurs., Oct. 19, 2006, p. 10.

Linda Elizabeth ROSSI, 58, of Fairfield, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, in Stockton, Calif.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Gabriel and All Angels Liberal Catholic Church in Fairfield, with a reception immediately following.

Open visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Friday at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield, where the family will be present from 6-8 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to 306 W. Adams Ave., Fairfield 52556.

Ms. ROSSI was born March 27, 1948, in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Michael and Lucy Petruzzelli ROSSI. She married Michael CUDDEHE, and they later divorced.

Ms. ROSSI attended New York State University at Plattsburgh. In 1975, she became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. She and her family moved to Fairfield in 1981. She earned her masterís degree in creative writing from Maharishi International University in 1995. She was an associate editor with Iowa Source for several years.

She enjoyed gardening, reading, writing, and cooking Italian food with friends and family.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Elizabeth CUDDEHE; her former husband; her mother; two brothers, Michael and Thomas ROSSI; and her partner, Larry TODT.

She was preceded in death by her father.
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Fairfield Ledger
Fri., Oct. 20, 2006, p. 10.

Linda Elizabeth ROSSI, 58, of Fairfield, Iowa, passed away Monday, October 16, 2006 in Stockton, CA.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Gabriel and All Angels Liberal Catholic Church, 300 E. Burlington, on Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 pm. Reception immediately following the service.

Visitation will be at Behner Funeral Home, 203 S. Main, on Friday, October 20, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family will be present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Condolences can be sent to 306 W. Adams in Fairfield.

Linda Elizabeth ROSSI was born March 27, 1948, in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Michael and Lucy (PETRUZZELLI) ROSSI. A writer and editor, she was a member of the Fairfield community for 25 years.

Linda attended New York State University at Plattsburgh, where she met her former husband, Michael CUDDEHE. In 1975 both became teachers of Transcendental Meditation Program. Their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, was born in 1980. The family moved to Fairfield in 1981.

Linda earned her masterís degree in Creative Writing from MIU in 1995. Among other projects, she produced a collection of poems, Singing Bowls. She was an Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for several years.

Linda was a loving mother and dear friend to many. Her friends enjoyed her deep wisdom, her grace, and her wonderful sense of humor. She considered her daughter to be the greatest gift in her life. She devoted herself to Mary and to her love of the divine.

Linda enjoyed gardening, reading, writing, and cooking Italian food with friends and family.

Linda considered her life complete because of the love she shared with her life companion Larry ďArizonaĒ TODT. During the final year of her life she traveled to the West to walk among the magnificent redwood trees with him, living her life to the fullest.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth CUDDEHE; her former husband, Michael CUDDEHE, her mother, Lucy ROSSI, two brothers, Michael and Thomas ROSSI; and her beloved partner, Larry TODT.

She was preceded in death by her father, Michael.
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Printed with permission of the Fairfield Ledger.
This data transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the subject.


 

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