Providence "Puddy" Lima, 90, entered into rest on February 29, 2012 in Lodi, California. She was born on November 23, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Anthony and Grazia DiMartino. In heaven she joins her husband of 68 years Joseph S. Lima, and family members who preceded her death.
Providence is survived by her children; Patricia Stebbins, Joseph A. Lima, Anthony A. Lima, Jerry Lima, and Grace Farnese. She was blessed with ninegrandchildren; Joel Gardner, Tracie Lima, Michael Stebbins, Christian Rosenau, Amelia Olson, Brian Olson, Alcina Lima, Alexis Lima, and Jared Lima, as well as four great-grandchildren. She has one surviving brother, Salvator DiMartino.
Providence, known to family and friends as Puddy, was a homemaker for most of her life and worked along side her husband. She enjoyed helping others and volunteering at Doctors Hospital of Manteca as a Pink Lady, loved going to bible study learning about God's word, and felt at peace when working in her yard tending to her garden. Above all, she emphasized family and how much she loved each of them. Puddy will be remembered as a strong woman with a loving spirit.
P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Lima family. A prayer service will be held on Saturday March 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at P.L. Fry & Son, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca. She will be laid to rest at a later date with her beloved husband at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. An online guest book is available at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries)
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, March 8, 2012