January 18, 1921 - November 2, 2021
On January 18, 1921 Linda was born to Swiss immigrants Pierina (mother) and Florindo (father) in Stockton, Ca. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was an owner/chef of “The Swiss Italian” restaurant. Often, Linda would help out at the restaurant along side her mother and brother, Mario, until her father’s passing when she was 12 years old. She never dwelled on the hardships of losing her father at a young age or growing up in the Great Depression era. Quite the opposite; Linda always spoke positive of her past and passed on the importance of having a strong family who catches you when you fall, guides when you are lost, and restores hope when it is waning. Linda graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Stockton. She took great pride in her high school. So much pride that she would root for St. Mary’s over her grandson’s high school. And that said a lot because she was always on Angelo’s side. Eventually Linda left Stockton for a short time to live in Sacramento, Ca while she attended classes to learn clerical/bookkeeping skills. Once she finished her training, she moved back to Stockton to work as a bookkeeper for a local cement company and met her future husband, Henry. On October 15, 1950, Linda married her soulmate, Henry Regalia, and became a full-time homemaker. In the late 1950s, Linda and Henry moved into an apartment in San Francisco, Ca following Henry’s job as a Brewmeister. Within a short stay at the apartment, they moved into their house in the Excelsior District where she resided for the remainder of her life. In 1958 and after losing two baby sons (Mario, Richard), Linda gave birth to her son, Michael and three years later her daughter, Teresa. The simplest things in life brought her the greatest joy. Linda treasured spending time with her family and friends; enjoying a good meal and cocktail. She loved music, dancing, puzzles, gardening and collecting cow memorabilia. Family and good friends meant everything to Linda. She genuinely loved everyone unconditionally and unselfishly gave to others. Her love and devotion even extended to her pet parakeets, Mike and Joanne’s dogs (Izzy, Lucy) and friends’ pets as well. But the biggest love of her life was her grandson Angelo, who she absolutely adored. Although Linda was petite in stature and had a gentle demeanor; her youngest brother, Mario, would brag to his friends how strong his sister was and even nicked named her ‘The Iron Lady’. Linda proved she deserved that name by overcoming the obstacles life dealt her. A Celebration of Life will be held at Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Hwy 92 at Skyline Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402 on December 5, 2021 at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sutter Care at Home (https://www.sutterhealth.org/giving), Family Caregiver Alliance (https://www.caregiver.org/), or other organization of your choice.
On January 18, 1921 Linda was born to Swiss immigrants Pierina (mother) and Florindo (father) in Stockton, Ca. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was an owner/chef of “The Swiss Italian” restaurant. Often, Linda would help... View Obituary & Service Information
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