Margaret A. Simonetti

ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Simonetti was held Friday, Dec. 15, in Our Lady Immaculate Church, Athol.

Rev. Edwin Montana, Pastor of Our Lady officiated. The organist was Janet Paoletti and the soloist was Liz Hume. The readings were read by Angie Mahoney. Offertory gifts were brought forth by Angie Mahoney and Charles Shatos.

Burial followed in Gethsemane Cemetery.

Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol assisted with arrangements.

ATHOL — Margaret A. (Deegan) Simonetti, 85, of Athol, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center — Memorial Campus in Worcester.

Margaret was born in Orange on Dec. 10, 1931, the daughter of the late W. John Deegan and the late Lillian H. (Dade) Deegan.

Margaret grew up in Orange and had lived all her life in the Athol/Orange area. She attended local schools and graduated from Orange High School.

She worked at the former Minute Tapioca Plant and Donelan’s in Orange and Bob & Lucy’s in Athol. She was a communicant of Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, family and friends. She and her husband Cleido enjoyed many years of traveling.

Margaret is survived by her twin brother, Peter Deegan and his wife Louine of Rochester, N.Y., several nieces and nephews and many friends. She also leaves her loving friend and longtime caregiver, Angeline Mahoney.

She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Cleido E. Simonetti, who passed in 2011; three sisters, Mary, Priscilla and Joan; and two brothers, John and Paul.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m., in Our Lady Immaculate Church, 192 School St., Athol. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol.

There are no calling hours. Those attending the funeral Mass are asked to go directly to the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: Applewood Home for Elders, 171 So. Royalston Rd., Athol, MA 01331.

To view the online guest book, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.

Higgins O’Connor — A Mack Family Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol, is assisting with arrangements.

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