Neill Funeral Home

3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA


Linda Conte Garver

September 18, 1940June 23, 2020

Linda Conte Garver 9/18/40 – 6/23/20

Linda Conte Garver, 79, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away June 23, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born September 18, 1940, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore P. and Ernestine (Acri) Conte. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Ernestine Napoli, and her sisters, Gloria Hessman and Eleanor Okum. She is survived by her husband, William J. Garver, and also the father of her two children, Ernest Napoli, Sr. She was a loving mother to her daughter, Gina Rutledge (Don) and her son, Ernest Napoli II; a devoted grandmother to her grandson Michael Rutledge (Sara) and her three great grandchildren, Chase, Ethan, and Kayla. She is also survived by extended family, many nieces, nephews, cousins, her Goddaughter, and her furbaby, Willie. Linda was born and lived in Harrisburg, PA, and attended St. Francis and Bishop McDevitt High School. She was a cosmetologist for 60 years, retiring only two years ago. She was a devoted parishioner at St. Catherine Laboure’ Church, where she also participated in many church activities and was a member of several local associations. Closest to her heart was spending time with family and friends. Her many passions included fashion, beauty, shopping, decorating, dancing, and tending to her plants. Family and friends are invited to her visitation on Tuesday, June 30, at 10:00 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, both at St. Catherine Laboure’ Church, Harrisburg, with burial immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to St. Catherine Laboure’ Church, Harrisburg, or Speranza Animal Rescue, Mechanicsburg.


  • William Garver, Husband
  • Gina Rutledge (Don), Daughter
  • Ernest Napoli II, Son
  • Michael Rutledge (Sara), Grandson
  • Chase, Ethan, and Kayla, great grandchildren
  • Ernest Napoli, Sr., Friend
  • Willie, furbaby
  • Linda is also survived by extended family, nieces, nephews, cousins, and her goddaughter.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; Salvatore P. and Ernestine (Acri) Conte, her infant daughter, Ernestine Napoli, and two sisters, Gloria Hessman and Eleanor Okum.

  • St. Catherine Laboure' Catholic Church
  • Speranza Animal Rescue


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Linda Conte Garver

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Suzanne Foca

June 25, 2020

Gina I was so sad to hear about your Mom's passing. She was so much fun to talk to at the shop and had such a vibrant personality. I missed seeing her the past few months. It's a life changing event when we lose our Mom, but their memory will always stay close. Sending love and prayers to you and your family. Sue

Suzi Miller

June 25, 2020

Shopping at Annabels and drinks at Gillians ...so much fun .. I will miss you ❤️❤️❤️