Linda Barretta was born on May 19, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey. Linda passed away in the arms of her loving husband, on January 15, 2018 at 2:38 p.m., in their home in Irvine, California.
Linda was the older daughter of Henry Peter Barretta and Mary Theresa Collins. The family lived in the Bronx and on Staten Island, New York before settling in Southern California in 1963. Linda was in the very first fifth grade class at St. Madeleine’s Catholic School in Pomona. She graduated from St. Lucy’s Priory High School of Glendora in 1972.
Linda’s first work was at the Pomona Progress Bulletin. She did volunteer work with the developmentally disabled at Pacific State Hospital. She served many in need through her work at the Pomona Crisis Center. It was there that she met a counselor who became her lifelong love, Leland Jones. Eventually, she embarked on a career in banking. She attended night school to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Linda built a network of numerous friends throughout her life and was loved by many. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by Leland, her husband of 44 years; her sister Susan Barretta; her brother-in-law Bruce Hamilton and numerous relatives.
Her remains will be interred at Mount Melleray Abbey in County Waterford, Ireland.