Passed away on October 26, 2012 in Greenbrae. Devoted daughter of Don Broadbent of Petaluma and the late Collette Broadbent. Cherished sister of Cindy Maynard of Petaluma, Jennifer Mersino of Fresno, Michele Whitney of Exeter, and Jolene Broadbent of WA. Survived by four nieces, three nephews and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Age: 51 years. Simone was born in Greenbrae, but reared and educated in Petaluma, graduating from St. Vincent de Paul High School. While earning her BA from Sonoma State, she worked as a salesperson for Mervyn's. After graduation, she continued working at Mervyn's as well as Redwood Credit Union. Simone owned and operated Awesome Gifts in Santa Rosa for 12 years where she sold gifts and hobby kits. In her spare time, she enjoyed being outdoors. Simone was kind and generous and went out of her way to help people. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy., Petaluma. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to
. Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma.
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301 South Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2012