1921 – 2016
Woodstock – Frank R. Simoni, 95, of Woodstock Meadows, died November 20, 2016, in Matulaitis Nursing Home after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Pianalto) Simoni for 45 years. Born in Terni, Italy, he was the son of the late Virgilio and Anna (Romaldini) Simoni.
He studied at the Society of St. Paul Seminary in Rome and served as a priest in Rome, Ireland, and Jefferson City, MO. After receiving his dispensation from the church, he owned and operated a printing shop in Rock Hill, MO. Later, Frank was a professor for the National Lewis University in St. Louis, MO as well as several other colleges and universities. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus.
In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his sons, Mario Simoni of Terre Haute, IN, Lucio Simoni of St. Charles, MO; his daughter, Melita Monahan of Woodstock, CT; and his seven grandchildren; Kiara, Patrick, Tristan, Elisa, Luca, Kyle and Niccolo.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Frank’s family on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:30am in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St. Putnam, Ct. Burial will be private. A Memorial Service will be held in St. Louis, MO at a time to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Rd., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com
Click on the link below to stream a video of Frank’s Funeral Mass