Linda Joy Gomes, 69, died unexpectedly on Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham with family at her side.
Born in Wareham on Apr. 4, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Lillian (Gomes) Amado and step-daughter of Marie “Tete” Fernandes Amado.
Linda lived in Dayton, OH after her marriage to Ricardo “Rocky” Gomes of Carver before returning to the Plymouth and Wareham area. She worked for telephone companies in Ohio and Massachusetts, as well as Adelphia Cable, Rogers Insurance, and Eastern Bank before retiring.
She has a very large family that she enjoyed spending time with as they stretched from the east to west coast. Her middle name of “Joy” was what Linda brought to life in her own special way, and will be sadly missed by family, friends and loved ones.
Linda was the loving mother of her sons, Ricardo “Ricky” Gomes and his wife Aixa of New Bedford and Randy Gomes of Alta Loma, CA; mother in-law of Lynn Drayton Gomes; sister of: Sheila Pocknett, Evan “Toni” Santos, Vanessa “Nikki” Oliveira, Manny Amado, Jr., Marylou Amado-Pires, Mark Amado, Tracy Amado, Carla Amado-Johnson, Myrna Amado, Keith Amado, and Audrey Amos. Grandmother of Hailey and Jaelyn Gomes of New Bedford, Jessica Sandoval, Crystal Negron and Manuel Sandoval of New Bedford, and Iris Estabrooks of Somerset; great grandmother of Kyrie and Carter Santos, Jaxson DeCosta, Piper and Torin Estabrooks, Nyell and Monica Sandoval and the late Azriel Estabrooks. Linda was predeceased by her brothers, the late Caesar and Joe Almeida. She also leaves many cousins and friends.
Her funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham at 10 AM. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 – 8 PM.