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Frank R. Simoni

Posted By Wendy On November 21, 2016 @ 12:56 pm In Obituaries | 21 Comments

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


Condolences for the family of “Frank R. Simoni”

Condolence from Kim and Doug Bergstrom on November 22nd, 2016 7:33 am

Pat—you know that Doug and I are praying for you. I have learned so much about faith, life and love from both you and Frank. He was without a doubt, one of the kindest, gentlest people I have ever been blessed to know. I have no doubt that Frank will be watching over all of us—he definitely took the direct route straight to heaven. All our love Pat.

Condolence from Marian Smat on November 22nd, 2016 10:34 am

Peace to you ,you and Frank were great role models,

Condolence from The Kirkpatrick Family on November 22nd, 2016 11:33 am

We enjoyed meeting you and Frank when you came to Terre Haute for Mario’s surprise birthday party. You were awesome guests (and we still use the kitchen towels you gave us). It was so nice to meet the parents of some of our best friends, and to see who helped them become the wonderful people they are. We are thinking of and praying for your family.

Condolence from Jean Ryan on November 22nd, 2016 2:22 pm

Frank can into my life at a time of questioning my direction in faith. He was a light that shown the path to my true loving Lord. He will be missed greatly. Rest in peace Frank….hugs and love

Condolence from Pat Chilcutt on November 22nd, 2016 2:48 pm

Dear Patricia I am sorry for your loss! You and Frank came into my life at a special time. I always enjoyed both of you. We all know Frank had a direct flight to heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Love, Pat Chilcutt

Condolence from Alfredo on November 22nd, 2016 3:48 pm

Cara zia Patrizia,
Sono addolorato per la perdita di zio, ms sono anche sicuro che la sua fede in Dio lo ha accompagnato e ti sara’ sempre vicino a te ed ai vostri figli e nipoti.
Io devo a lui tanto per avermi insegnato tsnto e per essermi stato vicino nei momenti di sconforto senza convincermi di condividere la sus fede on Dio
Lo portero’ sempre nel cuore
Un bacio
Tuo Alfredo

Condolence from Deni lehman on November 22nd, 2016 4:10 pm

Patricia and family I am so privileged to have known and loved Frank. He helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel in a time of darkness and changed my life . Truely a good person . My thoughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from Marla Brauer on November 22nd, 2016 11:10 pm

Dear Aunt Patricia & family,

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Frank was a lovely man with a gentle beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.



Condolence from Dennis & Carol Deary on November 23rd, 2016 7:13 am

The RCIA program at St. Mary’s was enriched by having you and Frank there to share your knowledge and love for our faith. He was such a kind, caring and patient man. We know Frank will be watching over us until we see him again. Pat, you are in our hearts and prayers.

Condolence from Kathy Zamaites on November 23rd, 2016 8:37 am

I always appreciated Frank and his wisdom. I cherish the times together with the RCIA team. I have another friend in Heaven.

Condolence from carlaserniani on November 23rd, 2016 10:26 am

Condoglianze da parte di tutti noi di Castel Cellesi

Condolence from Denise Harkins on November 23rd, 2016 11:26 am

I didn’t know you or Frank before Matulaitis but I learned a lot from both of you. He was the first resident that I ‘connected’ with and he taught me how to communicate with other patients. His great smile and firm grip on my hand made me smile too!
You, Pat, are a beautiful example of a life of love. Your caring commitment and devotion to Frank and to Matulaitis Nursing Home are an inspiration to us all.
May Frank Rest in Peace until you are together again.

Condolence from Robert James Monahan, III on November 23rd, 2016 3:55 pm

You are all in our prayers at this most difficult time. Frank was a kind man who will be dearly missed.
The Monahan Family
Bob, Carol, Caitlin, Aaron, Matthew, Thomas, and Amanda

Condolence from Abena on November 23rd, 2016 5:26 pm

To Patricia and family
Frank was a very wonderful man and I enjoyed listening to all the interesting stories he shared with us at Matulaitis. He thought me a few
italian like” how are you” and i will never forget that. May God be with you during this difficult time.
He will be greatly missed.


Condolence from Rebecca Wiederkehr on November 24th, 2016 12:46 am

Oh, Patricia, I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Even though you know this is going to happen one is never totally prepared for it. Frank was a wonderful loving wise human being. I will always appreciate the influence he had on my life back in the day when I was struggling to make sense of some things in life. He was there. Then we became friends and I loved our interactions about many topics. I will always treasure you and Frank’s friendship. Although we did not always stay connected I felt like we were connected and were there for each other. May you draw strength from the many stories you will hear about Frank these days and your own memories.
Much love and hugs to you and your family from Lee and me. Although Lee met Frank about 31 or 2 years ago he also had great respect for him.

Condolence from Paul Vincent Reithmaier on November 24th, 2016 11:29 am

Frank was one of my favorite people in St. Louis. He always gave me something to think about when I spent time with him. I’m sorry to hear of his death.

Condolence from Marco è Stefania on November 25th, 2016 3:03 am

Dear Aunt Patricia and Melita and Mario and Lucio,
This is a day full of think and emotion to ours harts, but the love of Renato to us this is very bigger emotion to all.
Wi love you forever Marco & Stefania Simoni

Condolence from PAT MCHUGH on November 25th, 2016 2:35 pm

Dear Simoni Family, I remember Frank’s kindness from Reaching Out liturgies too many years ago: You have lost a great AND good husband, father, friend. And although It IS Frank’s “graduation,” it is very painful for those of us still here. May God grant you peace in your sorrow.

Condolence from Karen Spurlock on November 25th, 2016 2:36 pm

Aunt Patricia and family,
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Frank was such a wonderful person and I always enjoyed our visits to CT. I only wish we had made visits to St. Louis as you two are the most caring people I know. He will truly be missed. Love you to pieces. Karen Spurlock

Condolence from Anna on November 25th, 2016 4:47 pm

Carissima zia Patrizia. Porterò nel cuore e nella mente , l’amore , gli insegnamenti che zio mi ha sempre dato, continuando a farne tesoro. Ti voglio bene, abbraccio te e tutti voi con infinito amore. Sarò con voi anche se non fisicamente.

Condolence from Robert Schutzius on December 17th, 2016 1:12 pm

Dear Patricia,

I am writing this at 9:30 Saturday morning, fully dressed and preparing to depart for the I C Church to join in the Memorial Mass and to see you again. It was a hard judgment that the weather does not permit us to join you (rain and freezing rain) coming from Florissant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and those of the remaining RO group. We still meet twice a month and Frank’s death was recognized in your historical role in the foundation and service to RO over the years. We are down to about 15 members with only a few of us who remember well Frank and yourself.

While changed a lot, I still remember Frank and his printing Co on Hanley Rd. whenever I pass by. I hope all went well today and am very sorry we were not able to be there.

Bob Schutzius

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