Linda Gail DeLucia, 76, of Ocoee, Florida, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, with her loving husband by her side. Linda, more affectionately known as Mrs. D, was born in 1947 to the late Ruth and J.P. Bruce, attended Ocoee schools, was a lifelong resident and a pillar of the community.
She worked as a Paraprofessional at Spring Lake Elementary for 37 years, retiring in 2009. She was actively engaged in various city and school extracurricular programs and supported the U.S. Army as a proud parent and grandparent.
She was known and loved by many in the community. She never knew a stranger. She loved animals, travel, books, movies, rainbows, napping, cardinals, lunch with the SLERPS, and her spoiled dog Inka-Belle.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Steve; daughter, Sonya DeLucia (Dave); son, Scott DeLucia; former daughter-in-law, Julie DeLucia; three grandchildren, Corey Godlewski, Paige Graham, Loralei DeLucia; one great-grandchild, Waylon Graham; three sisters and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Nov. 11, 2023, at the Tom Ison Senior and Veteran Center, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee, FL 34761. Casual, bright attire required! The first hour will be programmed with the remaining time left to mingle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation online at donate.cshospice.org.