Linda V. Kelly, 61, of Cape Coral entered into God's loving arms Sept. 25, 2012. She was born April 15, 1951, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of Sigrun and Everett Palmer.
A resident of Cape Coral, she grew up in Ramsey, N.J., before moving to the Fort Lauderdale area where she lived for many years.
She was the wife of the late Dennis Kelly, to whom she was married for 43 years.
Linda V. Kelly
She is survived by her mother, Sigrun Palmer; children, Diane McFarland, Eileen (James) Swarthout, Dennis (Carrie) Kelly Jr. and Patrick Kelly; grandchildren, Kelly, John, Kate, Marley and Kayla; brother, Kenneth Palmer; sisters, Susan (Alan) Breyer, Jane (Greg) Swensen, Lisa Palmer; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her father, Everett Palmer, and sister, Christine Maxwell.
She went to Bergen Tech college in New Jersey, and worked many years as an administrator in the medical field. In her younger years, she was an avid bowler and softball player. She loved to cook, read, work on the computer and spend her days at the beach. She was involved with Blue Cure-Journey with Prostate Cancer, a foundation whose mission is to save lives of those with prostate cancer by advocating increased funding for research. Through this network she met many people during and after her husband's passing earlier this year. She will be greatly missed by all those she inspired through her support in finding a cure.
She was known for her kind heart, quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. She was the sole caretaker for her husband and elderly mother, and her strength and compassion will forever be remembered by her family.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m., at the Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, East, Cape Coral. The chapel will be open to visitors from 2-4:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda's memory can be made to Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, or to the Blue Cure Foundation, where further information regarding donations can be found online.
Friends may sign the guest book at www.dignifiedcremations.com.