Linda Marie Fratello, 51

Linda Marie Fratello passed away on July 24th.

Born on May 9th, 1969, she graduated from Ramapo College. A natural educator, Linda worked as an interpreter for historical facilities including Ringwood Manor, NYC’s American Museum of Natural History, Sagamore Hill, Lincoln Home, and Lincoln’s Boyhood, often receiving glowing reviews from those she guided. Passionate in her faith in God, she worshipped at Huntingburg United Methodist Church, and served as Secretary of United Methodist Women. At Parkview Care Center, she served as President of Resident Council and as a member of Praying Hands. She was a voracious reader and consumer of information and loved giving talks on her many areas of interest.

She adored all animals and none more so than Charlie Lincoln, her beloved parakeet. She also loved her nephews and niece, and never stopped bragging about them. Her family and friends looked forward to the daily Instagram posts she would send their way, specially curated to each of their interests.

She was predeceased by her father, Charles Fratello, mother Claire Panhuis, and uncle Ray. She is survived by her adoring sister Claire, brother in law Chris, nephews Kyle and David, and niece Grace.

A service was held at Huntingburg United Methodist, video available.

Linda faced many hardships in her life, yet she was always a fighter. We are so proud of how hard she worked. She was a fierce defender of those less fortunate, always willing to lend a hand to someone. She was by far the best of us and we can only hope to one day live up to her example, having as good a soul, and being as beautiful, kind, generous and caring a person as she was. We love you always and miss you enormously.

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