Linda Thomas Obituary, Death – We regret to inform you that Linda Mae Thomas passed away on December 8, 2022, in Fort Myers, Florida, following a valiant struggle with lupus and stiff person syndrome. Linda, the eldest child of Navy servicemen, was born on the island of Guam on April 4, 1948. Her family eventually made their home in Toms River, New Jersey, where she attended Toms River High School and graduated in 1966, making lifelong connections. Her still-living, devoted, and adoring husband Stephen Goldstein is one of those close pals. Linda and Stephen, who were married in 2004 and reside in Fort Myers, Florida, were best friends for 65 years after meeting in fifth grade. Linda’s life’s work is being a devoted mother to her five children, Robert Eugene Jr., James William, David Scott, Rachael Ann, and Ian Patrick, according to everyone who knows her.
Robert III, Abigail, Andrew, Gabriel, Samuel, Emma Noel, David, Alexander, Katryna, Taylee, Sara, Michael, William, Joseph, Luciano, Gianni, Lorenzo, Addison, and Annemarie are just a few of Linda’s 19 grandkids. She was always incredibly pleased of the life that her children and grandkids had created. Linda is survived by Stephen’s son Eric and daughter-in-law Erin, both of whom adored Linda, in addition to her children and grandkids. In addition, Linda is survived by her brother Patrick, her four sisters Susie, Jamie, Tina, and Mary, as well as by her daughters-in-law, son-in-law, as well as a large number of nephews, nieces, and friends that cherished her for who she was. Linda had a strong sense of spirituality, a love for her Catholic faith, and a firm belief in God.
She was a truly kind and compassionate person who was liked by everyone who knew her, and she was well renowned for her artistic skill and creative spirit. She was a devoted and caring member of her community over the years and found fulfillment in helping others. She participated in the Parent Teacher Association’s efforts to assist schools, volunteered for the Red Cross, and served on the local school board. She was chosen as the school board president thanks to her enthusiasm and leadership. Her father James Thomas and mother Mary Patricia predeceased her. We shall never forget Linda’s friendliness, kindness, smile, and love. All who knew her will miss her dearly. Lord, grant Linda eternal peace and may her be illuminated by everlasting light. Let her soul rest in peace.