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Marguerite Eleanor Simonetti

May 25, 1925 October 20, 2018
Marguerite Eleanor Simonetti
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Obituary for Marguerite Eleanor Simonetti

Marguerite Eleanor (Tankesley) Simonetti, 93, widow of John Simonetti, went home to be with Dad on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Augusta Health in Fishersville.

Mrs. Simonetti was born on May 25, 1925 in Staunton, a daughter of the late Luther and Annie (Andrews) Tankesley.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where she served on many committees. Prior to retirement, she worked for Canteen Corporation at Smith’s Transfer and spent many years with Dad at Rockys Gold and Silver in Weyers Cave.

In addition to her parents and husband of sixty-four years, Mrs. Simonetti was preceded in death by two brothers, Luther Tankesley and Frank Tankesley.

Surviving are her sons, Rocky Simonetti (Brenda), Ricky Simonetti (Ellen), Anthony “Tony” Simonetti (Tilly); a daughter, Tammy Arbogast (David); fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a special niece, Jeannie Brown (Arnold); special nephew, Frankie Tankesley (Gail); sister-in-law, Hazel Tankesley; also to cherish her memories are special friends, Judy Ruble, whom she loved dearly, Nancy Davis, Lucia Retrosi, and Linda Tracy.

A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation to follow until 9:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Father Joseph Wamala.

Burial will follow in Thornrose Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Shawn Showalter, Stephen Simonetti, Christopher Simonetti, Scott Simonetti, Josh Santos, Will Santos, Brad Harris, Todd Harris, and Buddy Rittenhouse.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Tankesley, Bill Simonetti, John Tankesley, Joe Tankesley, and Arnold Brown.

The family would like to thank Royal Care, Laura Woodridge, and Dr. Lagrua at Fort Defiance Carillion for the loving care given to Mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, a charity Mom always supported.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton is in charge of her arrangements.


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Previous Events

Rosary Service

Tuesday

23

Oct

6:00 PM 10/23/2018 6:00:00 PM
Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory

230 Frontier Drive
Staunton, VA 24401

Visitation to follow until 9:00 p.m.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory
230 Frontier Drive Staunton 24401 VA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

24

Oct

10:00 AM 10/24/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

118 North New Street
Staunton, VA 24401

Burial will follow in Thornrose Cemetery.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
118 North New Street Staunton 24401 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Thornrose Cemetery Final Resting Place

1041 West Beverley Street
Staunton, Va 24401

1041 West Beverley Street Staunton 24401 Va
United States
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