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Lynda Annibalini

October 7, 1951 - December 9, 2020

Burial Date December 15, 2020

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How do you say goodbye to such a special person, who touched so many lives? How do you ever know if you did enough, or said “I love you enough”? All we can hope is that this wonderful, amazing woman always knew how loved and cherished she was and will always be.
Born in Norwich, October 7, 1951, to the late Leo and Grace Geer, Lynda, passed away suddenly at age 69 on December 9t h in Jewett City, CT. Although Lynda swore she lived in Griswold it was technically Jewett City.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Wayne Annibalini, whom she loved very much. She is survived by her son, Chuck Beckwith, who was considered her greatest accomplishment, her daughter-in-law, Amy Beckwith, and her three grand-children, Zachary, Courtney, and Katelyn Beckwith. Lynda was also survived by her god-daughter, Jacquelin LeBeau, and many nieces and nephews.

One of twelve children, Lynda is survived by her siblings Richard Geer, Timothy Geer, Annette Bell, and Patricia Geer and was predeceased by her siblings, Elizabeth “Betty” Hutchings, Joseph Geer, Robert Geer, Nancy D’Andria, Marie Melton, Ernest Geer, and Donald Geer. She loved her siblings with all she had, and she told heart-warming stories about their upbringing and the fun they had, often bringing one to tears.

Lynda was an amazing daughter in law and is survived by her parents-in-law Abby and Mickey Annibalini, and her brothers-in law and sister-in-law: Abby Annibalini, Billy Annibalini, Joseph Pinkham, Donna Pinkham, Aimee Annibalini, and Cathy Annibalini, and numerous nieces and

nephews in the Annibalini family. She took great pride and joy in being part of the Annibalini family. They welcomed her, Chuck and his family with open arms.
Lynda was a free spirit. When she was young, she wanted to be a surfer, then thought maybe a dancer, and settled into being an amazingly awesome flower child/hippie, which is where she remained. She loved anything in nature. She loved to feed the birds, squirrels, and any other creature that came across her path. She had an amazing green thumb and was obviously at one with nature.

Lynda was naturally the most caring person. She always put others before herself and never retired, choosing to work caring for others until her last breath. Giving to and caring for others is what gave her life purpose. We all needed her, and she knew it. She had a huge heart and a huge love for her family. Lynda made sure that everyone she loved was taken care of. She took on the role of baking for anyone and everyone. She would bring muffins, cakes, and cornbreads to neighbors and family. She always had a snack drawer ready for her grand- children to raid, a salad ready in the fridge for her beloved son Chuck at any given moment, and always had chicken nuggets for her Katie bug. Her fridge was always stocked for her guests. She cared for and helped granddaughter Courtney get settled and organized in her life, and always had a crystal, a book, or a saying ready to give to her beloved Zachary.

Lynda treated her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. When she lost her sister Marie, she took on the role of mother to her niece, Missie Buras. She always treated her niece, Felicia Pinkham, as one of her grandchildren. Lynda made sure her youngest sister, Patti was settled comfortably in her new place, when they separated from living together for several years prior.

In her younger years, she started off her career as a nurse’s aide, then transitioned to work as an EMT and Office Manager for Medi-Transit, where she stayed until she decided to change career paths and transition to private home care, which is where she worked until her passing. Lynda took care of her late husband, her late sister Marie, and so many other people until their time on earth was done. She suffered so much heartache, but never gave up; if someone needed her help, she was the first one there to take on the challenge.

Prior to her marriage to Wayne Annibalini, she was predeceased by her loving boyfriend, Lawrence Flynn, whom she loved very deeply. She was never able to fully recover from that loss, and he always held a special place in her heart. His family was always in the forefront of her mind. (I bet both Wayne and Lawrence are so happy to see her again, and I hope they can play nicely and not fight too much over her) Lynda was also survived by Charles H. Beckwith, Sr., her first husband, and father of her son. He held a special place in her heart.

She set a great example by living according to the following principles: “it’s not all about you”, “life does go on after someone your love dies”, “everything in moderation”, “take care of yourself, you are only given one shot in life”, “if you have your health, you have everything you need”, and finally “love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe”.

Funeral services are as follows:
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following programs which were near and dear to her. AZ Pawn, Norwich, CT for the Gift of Mobility, and the Disabled American Veterans.



     

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