Florence (Triolo) Linz, 84, of Temple, Texas passed away peacefully in her home in the care of her loving family after a long illness on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
Florence was born in Highland, NY on August 8, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Triolo. She graduated from New Paltz Central High School in 1955 and SUNY New Paltz in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She enjoyed teaching.
On June 21, 1959, Florence married Robert Max Linz of Gardiner, NY, a devoted and loving union of 62 years. Together they had three children.
Florence was a gifted artist and loved music. She was active in the Utica Symphony League, Etude Club, and B-Sharp Club in Utica, NY. She was a docent for Oneida County Junior Museum and sang in the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church choir in New Hartford, NY. She loved to make mosaic art and dollhouses.
After her husband’s retirement, Florence lived in Dunedin, FL where she presided over her local chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, traveled, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. When Florence’s health began to decline, she moved to Temple, Texas to be near her family. She was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church in Temple, Texas.
Florence is survived by her husband, Robert; their three children, Karen Linz, of Dunedin, FL, Dr. Walter Linz and wife, Sarah of Temple, TX, and Robert Linz and wife, Christina of Broken Arrow, OK; and ten grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Lena Puglielli, of Boynton Beach, FL and brother-in-law, Dr. Ray Snider, of New Paltz, NY, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be held on June 10, 2022 at 10:30 AM followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Paltz, NY with Interment to follow at New Paltz Rural Cemetery. The family asks for your prayers and consideration of Mass intentions.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kindred Hospice, St. Luke Catholic Church in Temple, Texas or St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Paltz, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.hewettarney.com