Linda Marie Barretta

Linda Marie Barretta

May 19, 1954 - January 15, 2018
Irvine CA

Linda Marie Barretta

May 19, 1954 - January 15, 2018
Irvine CA


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.


Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: January 28, 2018 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

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45 responses to Linda Marie Barretta

  1. Mary M. Finn says:

    Dearest Linda,
    Nearly a year since you left this earth…I am so sorry you suffered so badly. We are all left wondering why you had to endure so much pain. I have no doubt that you are with the Lord. I wish we could have known each better. I wish I could have helped you. I wish we had more time. I have learned a lot about the amazing woman you were through Lee…he loves you so. I do hope you are safely with your Mom & Dad, our Danny & all those who got to Heaven before you! Linda, I know Dan will help the Lord watch over you till the rest of us come. Please pray for all of us, as we will pray for your eternal rest. We love you Linda, forever. Mary and Family

  2. Laura Perry says:

    Two friends enjoying lunch at Linda’s favorite place. We “pigged” out and headed back to work!

  3. Laura Perry says:

    Oh so perfectly fitting, Linda’s final resting place. I know she is smiling at the way Susan and Leland thought this thru. RIP my loving friend.

  4. Mount Melleray Abbey, County Waterford, Ireland

  5. Leland says:

    “Love song” “Love song”

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