October 8, 1947 — February 5, 2019 GRANVILLE — Linda A. Angiolillo, 71, of Granville, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 following a brief illness after being diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer.
She was born on Oct. 8, 1947 in Granville, the daughter of Harold Bruce and Margaret (Edwards) Bruce, Kehoe.
She graduated from Granville High School with the class of 1966. She attended Southern Adirondack BOCES obtaining her licensed practical nursing degree in 1983. After graduating, she was employed by Glens Falls Hospital for three years. Linda was employed by the Gordon M. Thomas Family Practice for 17 years. She was employed by Indian River Adult Home in Granville for many years as a case manager and ended her career as a nurse at Indian River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Granville Center) in Granville.
She was a communicant and former lector of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Granville.
Linda was an avid bowler at one time and a member of the Glens Falls 600 Club. She was previously a board member of the Haynes House of Hope in Granville and instrumental in forming the annual coin drop for the organization.
Linda was united in marriage to her husband, Michael G. Angiolillo, on Sept. 8, 1979 by Hon. Robert M. King, Town Justice of Granville behind his funeral home under the weeping willow tree which caused many jokes in the family throughout the years.
In Oct. of 1987, she and her husband purchased Frandino Funeral Home in Whitehall which currently operates under the name of Michael G. Angiolillo Funeral Home.
She enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve in 1986 where she was honored as “sailor of the month” and “sailor of the year” by the Glens Falls Naval Reserve Center. She was always proud that she was activated to active duty and served during “Desert Storm”. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 81 of Whitehall.
Linda was a member of Slate Valley Chapter No. 122, Order of the Eastern Star in Granville where she served as worthy matron several times. She was appointed as associate grand marshal in 1993 and elected as a commissioner of appeals from 1995-1996 for the Grand Chapter. She was then elected to the Grand Chapter Line in 1997 and elected as grand matron of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of the State of New York in 2001. Following her term as grand matron, she was elected as a trustee for the Grand Chapter for six years. She served as the chairperson for the O.E.S. Nursing Scholarship Committee for several years.
She was predeceased by her father, Harold Bruce, and his wife, Ruth; and her mother, Margaret Kehoe, and her husband, Edward.
Survivors include her loving husband, Michael G. Angiolillo; her three daughters, LeaAnn Stanley of Cohoes, Tracey Coley and her husband, Joey of East Windsor, Connecticut and Stacey S. Fifield of Wells, Vermont; her seven grandchildren, Erin Rathbun, Scott Myer, Nolan and Hannah Stanley, Colt and Olivia Ballard, Brandon Coley; and her two great-grandchildren, Vivienne Ray and Cora Myer. She is also survived by her sister, Carol Dennison and her husband, David, her three brothers, Michael, Gregory and Jeffrey Bruce; her two son-in-laws, Keith Stanley and William Ballard; two brothers-in-law, John and Frank Angiolillo; her nieces and nephews, Tami and Kirk Dennison, Frank and Jennifer Angiolillo and Tiffany Towne; several cousins and her very special friend, Hilda Viger and her family.
Friends may call on the family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. There will be an Order of the Eastern Star Memorial Service at 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Friends may also call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Bulkey Avenue, Granville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. following the services, with the Rev. Joseph Arockiasamy and the Rev. Jerry McKinney officiating. Members of the American Legion will provide military honors immediately following the Mass at the church.
Following the services, there will be a reception at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Park Avenue, Granville.
It is requested that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Linda’s memory to Slate Valley Masonic Center, C/O Mrs. Lois Warner, 2 Munson Drive, Granville, NY 12832 or to the O.E.S. Nursing Scholarship Fund, C/O Grand Chapter Office, 1400 Utica St., Oriskany, NY 13424.
To leave an online condolence, please visit angiolillofuneralhome.com.