Gay Louise (Lash) Simonetti

Gay Louise (Lash) Simonetti, 83, of McClure, went home to be with the Lord at 4:34 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1930, in Decatur Township, she was a daughter of the late Lewis D. and Carrie N. (Snook) Lash.

In addition to her parents, Gay was preceded in death by: her husband, Joseph D. Simonetti Sr., whom she married on Sept. 2, 1946, on March 4, 1996; brothers, Guy, Lewis, and Leo and a baby brother; and sister, Shirley Jane Lash.

She is survived by: her children, Donna L. Hood and husband, Donald., of McClure, Charles F. Simonetti and companion, Mary Sanders, of Reedsville, Joseph D. Simonetti Jr, of Highspire, Robert E. Simonetti and wife, Donna, of Harrisburg, Allan R. Simonetti and wife, Marilyn, and Cindy A. Brown, both of McClure; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Mabel Zechman, of Middleburg, and Marion Bowersox, of Selinsgrove, and Donna R. Wagner and husband, Chester, of McClure.

Gay was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dormantown.

She loved her children and all of her grandchildren very much. She enjoyed cooking and preparing meals for her family.

A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., 108 First Ave., Burnham, with Mr. Eugene Sullivan officiating.

A viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Private interment will take place in Dormantown Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Gay’s name to St. Mark’s E.L.C., 823 Dormantown Road, McClure, PA 17841.

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