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Linda DePreta, 71, Lifelong Stamford Resident

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STAMFORD, Conn. – Linda Boccuzzi DePreta, a lifelong Stamford resident, died on Monday, March 9 at home. She was 71.

She was born on Sept. 3, 1943, to Gerardo and Grace (Lionetti) Boccuzzi. DePreta was a hairdresser for 53 years, having worked at Chateau Coiffure in Greenwich and J. Pierre Salon in Stamford. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. DePreta was a constant presence at her grandchildren's football, baseball, lacrosse games and dance recitals, which brought her unending joy.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Vincent J. DePreta; her son, Dean and his wife, Nicoletta of Stamford, and three grandchildren, Joseph, Dean and Michaela DePreta. She is also survived by a brother Theodore of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; and a sister, Yolanda Sapia of Norwalk.

She was predeceased by a sister, Maryann Cornelio.

Calling hours will be held at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Ave., Stamford on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford. Interment will take place in private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, Conn. 06902. To leave a condolence visit .

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