portrait picture for Linda O’Marra

WAKE:Thursday 12/17/15 from  4PM to 8PM.

MASS:Friday  12/18/15   9:30 AM St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Ave. Norwalk.


Linda O’Marra

June 14, 1943 - December 14th, 2015

Linda O’Marra, 72, of Norwalk, was surrounded by loved ones when she passed away peacefully on Monday, December 14th, 2015. Linda was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 14, 1943, to the late Angelo and Antoinette Somaruga and is predeceased by her husband Martin (Mickey) O’Marra.

Linda was a long time member of the Women’s Auxiliary at the South Norwalk Boat Club. She worked for the City of Norwalk for more than 30 years with over 20 of them at the Norwalk Fire Department. Linda had a large group of loving friends that she shared many good times with. She loved being at the beach in Long Beach Island or soaking up the sun anywhere she could find it. She most enjoyed these times when she was surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her sister Carol and husband Tom Kivel, loving children Karen and her husband Phillip Maldonado and Martin (Marty) and his wife Diana O’Marra; grandchildren Catherine & Chris Ciccarelli, Daniel & Rachel Maldonado, Anthony O’Marra, Natalie & Antonio Morales and Clare Maldonado; great-grandchildren Nora, Micah and Sylvia. With 2 more great grandchildren coming within 2 months, Linda always lived by her motto: “Health & Happiness”.

Family and friends may visit with the family on Thursday, December 17th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 18th at 9:30 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.


  1. Dear Karen, Marty, Carol and their wonderful families,

    Nancy said it beautifully, Linda is also one of my very best and oldest friends. I was 15 years old when John introduced me to Mickey and Linda, long before I met the rest of the family. I even remember us baby sitting for Karen & Marty. They were so cute! (and still are!)

    Linda, Nancy and I sure had a lot of laughs. We called ourselves the Outlaws because we were never allowed in “family” pictures. We would sit on that couch and laugh our selves silly. No one found that endearing but us.

    We introduced Mickey and Linda to LBI many years ago. We had such great times there, we all loved the beach and cooking together. Not to mention going to the Lighthouse Inn to listen to Leroy play the organ. I was so happy to see the wonderful pictures of Linda in LBI last Summer with the 3 generations of her beautiful family.

    My only consolation is that now Linda is reunited in Heaven with Mickey the love of her life. I will miss them both forever..

    December 17, 2015
    Janice OMarrra -
  • Dear Karen, Marty, Carol and Family,
    I am so sad abut Linda and I am so sorry that I can’t be there with you all and out of town when I heard the sad news. I look forward to seeing you soon. Much love to all of you and to you families. Joseph, Mia and I are so blessed to have you as part of our family.

    Much love,

    December 18, 2015
    Laurel Rossi -
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