Linda Kovacs Gollenberg
Linda Kovacs Gollenberg, of Southbury, Conn., died at home Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the age of 68. She was the beloved wife to Gary Gollenberg, Sr. Linda was born on January 16th, 1954, in Newtown, Conn. She was daughter to the late George and Aurore (Madore) Kovacs of Newtown. Linda grew up in Newtown and graduated from Newtown High School before going on to Eastern Connecticut State University.
After meeting Gary Sr and getting married in 1977, they moved to Southbury. Linda spent time working at Southbury Training School and at People’s Bank in Southbury. Linda stepped away from that after her two sons, Gary Jr and Andrew, were born, though she continued keeping all the books for G&L Gollenberg Construction until 2021. She dedicated most of her life to raising her boys, always involved in their school and scout activities, helping both to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.
Over time, Linda took on the role of church secretary and administrative assistant and served in those roles for over 20 years at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, where she had been a dedicated parishioner. Throughout her time at Christ the King, she also held many volunteer roles within the church council. She found great passion in the work she did at church. Linda also had a love of gardening, especially with Gary Sr, and her garden was always one to be admired. It was while gardening that she went to be with the Lord, which is the way she would have wanted it. She loved cooking and anything that involved her family, and she absolutely adored her five grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her husband, Gary Sr, and her two sons and their families: Gary Jr, Elizabeth, Ryan, Owen, and Taylor of Bronxville, N.Y.; and Andrew, Danielle, Brooke, and Jake of North Easton, Mass. She is also survived by her four siblings: George and his wife, Thongmee, of Newtown; Judith Kovacs of Seattle, Washington; Janet Buonaiuto and her husband, John, of Washington, Conn.; and Michael J. Kovacs and his wife, Lori, of Palm Springs, Fla.
She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and adoring friends.
The wake will be held at Honan Funeral Home, from 5 to 8 pm, on Thursday, June 30. Funeral services will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown, at 3 pm on Friday, July 1. Interment to follow at Village Cemetery, Newtown.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the memorial fund at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Newtown.