Simone Byrne (nee Dupler), age 47, and a longtime resident of Lorain and Amherst, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Metrohealth, Cleveland, after an unexpected illness.
Simone was born in Lorain, April 5, 1964. She was a 1982 graduate of Marion L. Steele High School, Amherst. Simone was also a graduate of Bryant and Stratton School of Business and Firelands Ehove, where she obtained her nursing credentials. For the past twelve years she worked in the nursing field, most recently at Kingston of Vermilion. In her younger years Simone participated in Rainbow Girls through the Order of the Eastern Stars. She enjoyed cooking, singing, and dancing. Simone was very involved in Christian ministry. She will be remebered as being compassionate, empathetic, and willing to help anyone.
Survivors include her husband Michael P. Byrne of Lorain, her daughter Katrina Robinson (fiance Brad Gabriele) of Elyria, her son Matthew Robinson of Lorain; granddaughter Zoe E. Gabriele, mother Emma L. (nee Stewart) Dupler of Lorain, father Richard S. (wife Donna) Dupler of Tennessee, sister Dawn Vanessa Dupler of Lorain, step-sister Michelle and step-brother David.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Loman and Dorotha Stewart and paternal grandparents Richard S. Dupler Sr. and Mable Louise (nee Herman) Dupler.
Family will receive friends Friday, 11 a.m. until time of service, 1 p.m. at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst. Rev. Attila Szemesi, pastor of Amherst Congregational United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Simone's name may be made to the funeral home.