Linda C. Espinola (Zarella), wife of the late James A. Espinola, and daughter of the late John and Irene Zarella, passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2016.
Linda is survived by her two daughters, Caroline A. Furnari of Topsfield, and Susan J. Harris of Lynn, and son Richard W. Espinola and his wife, Barbara, of Raymond, New Hampshire.
She was predeceased by her son James E. Espinola, and her son-in-law Nicholas P. Furnari,
She is survived by 7 grandchildren: Kimberly Furnari and husband Christopher Gay, Joseph Furnari and wife Kristen, Courtney Espinola, Jenna Espinola, Devin Harris, Dylan Harris, and Diana Harris, and also 6 great-grandchildren: Madison, Payton, and Nicholas Furnari, and Haley Eaton, Presley Nichols, and Kendyn Espinola.
She is also survived by her loving sister Elena Fratoni, of Leominster and her "dear niece" Joan Picone of Danvers, and several other nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by her 2 brothers, Harry Zarella and Edward Zarella, and 3 sisters, Leonora Twiss, Gina Dilisio, and Adeline Monahan.
Linda was born and raised in Salem and attended Salem schools. She was a hairdresser for many years. She became a "Navy Wife", as her husband served in WW2, and then a homemaker and a loving mother to her 4 children. Besides her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, gardening and cooking were always some of her passions. Her wonderful cooking continued throughout her whole life. In her earlier years, she also loved going to Foxwoods and was always waiting for her big pay off with her scratch tickets. Also, she felt that the wildlife around her living complex needed to be fed daily, so in her later years of life she took great enjoyment in feeding the birds, squirrels and sometimes a fox or two.