BARRE- Fannie M. (Maio) Simeone, 92,passed away peacefully on April 10, 2021 at the Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in West Brookfield.
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Fannie is survived by two sons, Gary (wife Susan) of West Brookfield and Robert (wife Marlene) of Barre; a daughter-in-law Lynda Simeone of West Boylston; 5 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Rebekah, Andrew and Therese Simeone, their spouses/partners, and a great granddaughter Emelia Simeone; her sister Angelina Jolly of Milton, GA; brothers Nunziato Maio of Portland, CT, and Anthony Maio of Paxton; many nieces & nephews; family (both locally and in Italy) and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Amerigo (April 9, 2020) and a son Michael (April 2, 2010).
Born on September 18, 1928, she was the daughter of Filippo and Rosa (Orlando) Maio. A lifelong resident of Barre, Fannie graduated from Barre High School in 1946. She continued her education and graduated from Salter Secretarial School in Worcester. She married her sweetheart Amerigo ("Mike") in 1951. While raising their family, she was employed briefly by the former Barre Wool Combing Co. and then by the former H.H. Brown Shoe Co. of Worcester as Executive Secretary for over 27 years until the company closed. She continued employment as an Office Manager at Hardwick Laminators in Gilbertville, retiring in 1999.
Fannie was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi (formerly St. Thomas a Becket) Parish in Barre, former member and officer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion (George L. Thorng Post 404), and a frequent participant at the Barre Senior Center, serving with her husband on numerous volunteer events and efforts. She was a breast cancer survivor, an avid reader, excellent knitter, enjoyed doing all sorts of word puzzles, and deeply cherished time with her grandchildren. In their retirement years, Fannie and Mike enjoyed vacation time with siblings and spouses, sight-seeing day trips, trips to naval reunions, and 2 trips to Italy visiting relatives on both occasions.
The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff at Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center who took such good care of Fannie over the past few years.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 16,2021 at 12:00PM in St Thomas A Becket Church Vernon Ave S.Barre. Calling hours will be held from 10-11:30AM prior to the Mass in Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd.Barre.Burial will be in St.Josephs Cemetery in Barre. In lieu of flowers,contributions in her name may be made to the Barre Senior Center 40 West Street, Suite 433 Barre MA 01005 or Quaboag Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center, Attention Activities 47 East Main Street West Brookfield, MA 01585.