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Linda M. (Barone) Fogarty

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, June 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) REVERE for Linda M. (Barone) Fogarty, who died unexpectedly at her home in Melrose on Thursday, June 10th. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton.

Linda was born & raised in East Boston. She was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1973. She worked at the Registry of Motor Vehicles for about 10 years, while raising her two children. Linda met and then married her husband William J. Fogarty, in 1997 and she began to help run his business Fogarty Messenger Service. After Bill’s passing, Linda continued the business until her untimely death. Linda was an absolute people person, the presence of her warm beautiful smile always lit up a room. Her contagious laugh stayed with you. She was a woman who loved life and her family above all. When she conducted her business, she made people feel warm & showed her appreciation for them. She very often would bring treats & gifts, not just at the holidays but throughout the year. She would want to genuinely know how you were doing and treated you like a member of her family. Linda loved keeping up with current events, politics & world news. She was also a woman of great faith in God. Besides her children, she adored, loved & doted on her grandchildren. She became the family matriarch for a very short time, losing her mother, Lillian Barone, on March 21, 2021. Her personality, kind heart, beautiful face & infectious laugh will live on forever with those who knew & loved her.

She is the devoted wife of 17 years to the late William J. Fogarty. Beloved daughter of the late Henry F. “Rico” & Lillian J. (Garisto) Barone. Loving & proud mother of Dale R. Cibene & wife Alison & Danielle M. Harvey & husband Christopher, all of Melrose. Treasured Nanni of Ella, Izzy, Will, & Luke. Dear sister of Michael L. Barone & wife Ann of Methuen. Cherished aunt of Michael A. Barone of Salem & Lisa A. Barone of Methuen. She is also lovingly survived by Christopher, Kayla & Madigan Harvey, several aunts, many cousins, and many friends & colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, June 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 16th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton

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  1. Maureen (Reenie) Damigella
    Jun 29 2021

    To all of cousin Linda’s family members. Too many to mention, from her her children and daughter in law and son in law and his children to her grandchildren, her brother and Ann, her niece and nephew, numerous cousins and Aunts. There are no words to express the sadness and disbelief that we are all feeling. Linda was loved by all who knew her. To really know her was to love her. She was a kind soul and always there to help her family in any way she could. My heart hurts along with you all and I know she is at peace with Auntie Lill and Uncle Rico and hope you can all find some comfort. Until we meet again my cousin . I have loved you my entire life and always will. We have shared so many laughs and good times together over the years. Rest In Peace as I know you are. Love you more than you will ever know. Just saying.

  2. Audrey
    Jun 20 2021

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I knew Linda for many years. Her knowledge of the Registry procedures was extremely helpful to many.

  3. Maureen
    Jun 19 2021

    Just can’t believe that Linda is gone. Her quick smile and comments about her well studied opinions on politics are two things I will remember most about her. We could always count on Linda’s knowledge and help at the Ira dealerships for the 20 years I knew her. I hope you are enjoying a split of champagne up there with Bill and your Mum, Linda.

  4. Willy Moy
    Jun 16 2021

    Our condolences from the team at Ira Lexus. She was great, generous, and extremely helpful, she will be dearly missed.

  5. Lynde DAMORE
    Jun 15 2021

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking indeed!!! Linda was such a beautiful and vivacious person, and not to mention her smile! My heartfelt sympathy to you all and you family! Love Lynde D’Amore (McCarthy) ox

  6. Trudi Perry
    Jun 14 2021

    Such heart-breaking news. I have known Linda since she started working with Bill, interacting on practically a daily basis with her business . Hard to believe it was 24 years ago! Unbelievably caring , smart, strong and energetic person . She is already greatly greatly missed .

  7. Diane
    Jun 12 2021

    Linda was a wonderful person inside and out. My heart is so sad to learn of her passing. She and Bill were such wonderful people

  8. Steven Ciambelli
    Jun 12 2021

    Heartbreaking news ❤️
    Linda was a beautiful person inside and out .
    Prayers sent

  9. denise carye
    Jun 12 2021

    So very sorry for the loss of your mother Danielle, losing two people you loved in such a short time, so hard. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Denise Carye from Rosewood

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