Catherine C. Simone

Catherine C. Simone LEBANON Catherine C. Simone, 84, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of the late of William L. Simone. Born in Clearfield on March 7, 1930, Catherine was a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Rosa C. (Elia) Elia. Cathy Simone lovingly raised two children, Billy and Ninetta, with her beloved husband Bill. In addition, she was a registered nurse who loved the operating room. For many years she supervised the operating rooms at both the Good Samaritan Hospital and the Lebanon Valley General Hospital. She established a reputation for fair but firm leadership. Well-respected in the community, she was an active member of St. Mary's Church. She and Bill served as extraordinary ministers for many years. Cathy was an excellent cook whose family loved her spaghetti and meatballs, as well as other delicious meals. She adored and spoiled her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who loved their "MawMaw." Her favorite season of the year was football season and Super Bowl Sunday was an important event for her. Cathy delighted in helping others. Kind and sensitive to all she met, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Surviving is a daughter, Ninetta S. wife of Brian Dickerson of Philadelphia; one brother, Rosario Elia of Arcadia, Calif.; four grandchildren, Zachary and Emily Simone, Colin husband of Elizabeth Dickerson and Sarah Dickerson three great-grandchildren; Cameron Simone, Anthony Simone and Owen Dickerson; one daughter-in-law, Pammi Simone of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, William C. Simone; three brothers, Frank, Charles, and Anthony Elia; and one sister, Carrie Catalano. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. from St. Mary's Church, 2 N. 8th St., Lebanon, 17046. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Viewing hours will be held Thursday evening 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 126 S. 9th St., Lebanon 17042, and Friday morning 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 2 N. 8th St., Lebanon, 17046. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, The Good Samaritan Hospital, 4th & Walnut St., Lebanon, 17042; or Lebanon Catholic School, 1400 Chestnut St., Lebanon, 17042. You may share your thoughts and memories with the family at our online guest book at

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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Apr. 29, 2014