ROCHA, Linda L.

ROCHA, Linda L.

Linda L. Rocha went home to Jesus on August 20th, 2022 at age 71. Linda was the cherished daughter of Joseph Petruzzi Sr, and the late Lucy Guida Petruzzi (Panzanella). Linda was a devoted wife and mother. She and her husband, William (Bill) married on April 22 nd , 1972 and were blessed to celebrate their 50 th Wedding Anniversary together. They have two children, Michael (Sara) Rocha and Jennifer (Brian) Gawelek. She was a loving grandmother to Nicholas, Brandon, Anna, Serene, Callie, Cayla, the late Claire and Charlotte. A dear sister to Sharon Balogh (Reverend Ray); Joseph Petruzzi Jr. (deceased), Julia Petruzzi, Lucy Nofel (Jack) (both deceased) and Anthony Petruzzi. She was a loving aunt and great-aunt to many. She was a mentor and example to many who lovingly referred to her as “Mama Rocha” through all of her years. Her friendships are countless and her life was an example of serving the Lord in every role she held in her life.

VISITATION SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH FROM 10AM-12PM WITH A 12PM SERVICE ALL AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh 44129 Private Interment at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.

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  1. Sandy Korfmacher Hubbard on August 24th, 2022 2:48 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family.

  2. Ida Walker on August 24th, 2022 4:34 pm

    Bill and Family,
    Wayne and I are so sorry for the loss of our dear Mrs Rocha. It was hard for me to call her Linda. I have fond memories of the fun I had volunteering with her at CVCA for many years. And who can forget the many trips we took to Chicago for Moody Founders Week.
    Her faith was always front and center which she talked about often. Her larger than life personality will be missed.
    Prayers for the Family during this time of grief.

    Ida & Wayne Walker

  3. Eric and Lina Himes on August 24th, 2022 6:36 pm

    Deepest sympathy to our loving Uncle Bill and his family for their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are will you and we know your faith in Jesus will help you along with family support during this difficult time.

  4. Christy Petruzzi on August 24th, 2022 7:57 pm

    Linda was an Amazing soul, Jacob and Geno just adored her since day one of meeting her. We send hugs and happy memories to you all in this time. Geno misses his Auntie Linda and sends love and prayers nightly.

  5. Diane Papay on August 25th, 2022 4:49 pm

    Many precious memories of Linda “Mrs Rocha” the wonderful lady and friend i entrusted my kids with. Linda always got them to school safely and I knew she always would. Condolences to all family. I know the kids loved her. I remember a quote the kids passed on to me one day. Mrs Rocha must have been dressed up for an occasion after driving. The kids were impressed at how pretty Linda looked. She responded from my memory of what the kids told me,”even an old barn looks good with some new paint”. So glad my kids got to have those years with her.

  6. Diane Papay on August 25th, 2022 5:02 pm

    A beautiful lady inside and out an inspration.

  7. Brad Swartz on August 26th, 2022 11:37 am

    Many condolences over this great loss. May God’s grace comfort peace be with you all.

  8. Damaris Klanac on August 26th, 2022 3:02 pm

    To Mike and family. My dearest condolences. Your mom was a special gift from God and she will be greatly missed. I pray strength for your Dad as he walks through this journey
    I also pray for comfort and strength for you and your family. One day at a time…❤️

  9. Eleanor Miller on August 26th, 2022 7:48 pm

    To my Dear Brother Bill and Family Sincere Sympathy. GOD BLess your Family Linda will always be loved and missed by all Love Eleanor

  10. Judy Sewell on August 26th, 2022 8:41 pm

    Dear Bill,
    Don and I are sorry for the loss of Linda, dear Mama Rocha. She was always so warm and comforting to me.
    Judy

  11. Donna & Howard Woods on August 27th, 2022 10:17 am

    We are sending our thought & prayers for Linda & wish for peace& Serenity for her family… Sincere Sympathy, Donna& Howard Woods

  12. Kathleen Pelletier on August 27th, 2022 11:45 am

    Linda was a beautiful person. Now she is a beautiful guardian angel watching over her wonderful loving family.

  13. Priscilla Hamilton on August 27th, 2022 5:07 pm

    Bill,

    Linda and I had many fun times together at CVCA. She was such an encouragement to all and will be missed. We are sorry for your loss.
    You and your family are in our prayers.

    Priscilla and Neal Hamilton

  14. Ginny Rivera on August 28th, 2022 9:30 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. But at the same time I know she’s in the best possible place. She’s no longer a stranger in a foreign land, she’s finally home in Paradise with Jesus! The little bit that I got to know her she was so kind, she was funny we would just laugh together she was a beautiful person so I know she was a beautiful sister ,Mom ,Grandma and Aunt to all of you! Love you all! God’s comfort and peace to you!

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