Linda J. Alicandro, 73 years old of Naugatuck, died peacefully on January 16, 2021 at her home after a long courageous fight against cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family, which was her last wish. Despite valiantly battling multiple cancers since 2005, Linda never allowed it to dampen her spirit, her sense of humor, or her zest for life. She never wavered in her fight to beat her illnesses. and she made the best of every situation even when it was difficult.
Linda was born in 1947 in Waterbury, CT to George T. Smail, and Lucy (Grozik) Smail of Thomaston, both of whom predeceased her. She married her childhood sweetheart, Frank J. Alicandro when she was sixteen years old, and Frank was eighteen. They had two daughters and remained happily married for 56 years.
Linda spent many years as a stay at home Mom and homemaker before entering the work force. She retired from the Stop & Shop Company after 24 years, having performed payroll duties and interviewing potential new hires for several years as a devoted employee. She was extremely well liked by her bosses and colleagues alike, and made some good and enduring friends who have remained very important to her.
More than anything, Linda loved her family. She is survived by her husband, Frank J. Alicandro, and her daughters, Dawn (Jo) Alicandro of Naugatuck, CT, Kristie (Kevin) Hulbert of Plattsburgh, NY, and her four grandchildren, Zachary and Kelsey Hulbert of Plattsburgh, NY, and Julia and John Cagnetta of North Haven, CT. Linda is also survived by her three siblings, Joel (Susan) Smail of Manilla Philippines, Diane (Francis) Maroney of Bristol, CT, and Kathy (John) Filipiak of Virginia Beach, VA, her three nieces, two nephews, and her beloved cats, Carly and Charlie.
Among the many things Linda enjoyed, she loved cookbooks, recipes, Yankee baseball, and games. Most of all, she loved playing video games with her grandchildren, and games of all kinds with her whole family. Linda loved to laugh; she was spontaneously funny without even trying and always kept her family and friends in stitches! She was a child at heart and nothing pleased her more than to dress up in holiday costumes or for any occasion at all, to the delight of those around her. She would never hesitate to serenade anyone who was celebrating a birthday, in fact, she insisted upon it. Linda loved the holidays and celebrated them with her own special flair, which always made them unforgettable for all who celebrated with her. Linda was the most loving and wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter, and best friend one could ever have. Her spirit lives on within all who knew and loved her.
There are no services at this time. A celebration of Linda’s life will be forthcoming (post-covid).
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Seymour Pink in Linda’s memory.
Seymour Pink Inc.
PO Box 333
Seymour, CT 06483
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Seymour Pink Inc.
PO Box 333, Seymour CT 06483