Mildred (Millie) Simonzi
1947 - 2020
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Simonzi, Mildred (Millie)
Mildred Griffith Simonzi, 73, of Middlefield, CT and Port Saint Lucie, FL, wife of the late John F. Simonzi, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, November 1, 2020 at her home. Millie was born in Middletown, daughter of the late, Lewis and Beatrice (Carswell) Griffith. Millie was a proud graduate of UCONN. Prior to her retirement she was employed with State of Connecticut Department of Labor for 30 years holding several positions and ending her career as Director of the Call Center. She was an active member of Middlefield Federated Church, where she volunteered for mission trips to Haiti. She volunteered at Middlesex Hospital, St. Luke's and Eddy Shelter. Millie was an avid fan of the UCONN Women's Basketball team and looked forward to going to Final Four games with her niece Lisa. She loved attending shows at the Goodspeed Opera House with her great friends Jim and Joyce Dowling and Gloria Gagnon. Millie is survived by her son, Steven Holcomb and wife Karen of Moodus, Brother Frederick Griffith and wife Nancy of Southington, Nephews; Michael Sienkiewicz and wife Lisa of East Hampton, Kevin Griffith and wife Cathy of Higganum, Nieces: Kelly Forsyth and husband Jim of Seymour, Linda Sienkiewicz and wife Marina of Marlborough, two Stepsons; Michael Simonzi and wife BJ of MA, Mark Simonzi of MA, two Stepdaughters; Nina Shorey and Donna Sewall of ME, and several step nieces, step nephews and step grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first Husband Ronald L. Holcomb and Sister Geraldine Sienkiewicz. Millie will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her, she was best friend to many people. Calling hours are Monday November 9 from 5-7pm. at Biega Funeral Home 3 Silver Street Middletown; please wear a mask. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Middlefield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Middlefield Fire Department, 406 Jackson Hill Road, Middlefield, CT 06455 or Middlefield Federated Church, PO Box 200, Middlefield, CT 06455. To share memories or express condolences online, please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.

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Published in Middletown Press on Nov. 4, 2020.
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December 10, 2020
Millie was such a dear woman. We were shocked to hear of her passing. I will always remember the warmth and friendliness she brought to the Middlefield Federated Church. Rest In Peace.
Karen Guzman Greenwood
Friend
November 28, 2020
So shocked and sorry to learn of Millie’s passing. But as she passed by she lifted up every soul she touched. Grateful mine was among them. I know our Lord has prepared a place for her in heaven. Take comfort.
Jay Berardino
Friend
November 10, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of Millie's passing, I will always remember her beautiful smile and infectious laughter. My sympathies to her family.
Sharen Winter
Friend
November 9, 2020
Millie has been a special friend to me and my family. She will be with us always in our memories and in our hearts. Condolences to the family and friends. We love you, Millie.
Roger Brewer
Friend
November 9, 2020
Steve and Karen, so very sorry to hear of Millie’s passing. We went all through school together. Even tho we were not extremely close, all we Middlefield/Rockfall kids feel this loss. I will be making a donation to the Middlefield Fire Dept. in her honor. Bless you both...I know how much she loved you
Lorraine Campagna Flynn
Classmate
November 9, 2020
I went to MHS with Millie back when the Middlefield kids came to our school. We became fast friends along with Joyce, Hilda & Linda. So many memories of hanging out at her house on Lake Beseck. We have worked on our Reunion get-togethers over the years, especially our 50th. Millie was always smiling & laughing and ready to help anyone. I will miss seeing her. My thoughts & prayers are with her family.
Barbara Morello Saelens - MHS '65
Barbara Saelens
Classmate
November 9, 2020
I am deeply saddened and offer my condolences to the family. Millie is a wonderful person and will be missed.
Joseph Sohn
November 9, 2020
It was a pleasure and an honor knowing and sharing time with Millie. Whether it was volunteering, singing in the choir, or simply being a friend her actions were always from the heart. I so value the few years that I knew her; she will be missed by all who knew her and especially her church community.
Norm Jason
Friend
November 9, 2020
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November 9, 2020
Steve - I am so sorry to learn of Millie's passing. I worked with her on a number of projects. She always called me 'kiddo', brings a smile to my face. Wishing you comfort and peace in the coming days.
Kathleen Mangiafico
Coworker
November 9, 2020
Steve and Karen we will all miss Millie very much. She is in our hearts and prayers. Love you Dad and Marcia
Rick Johnson
Family
November 9, 2020
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Frederick Johnson
November 8, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with you. Millie was so special to us and our family.
Rene Karas Johnson
Family
November 8, 2020
Steve, I’m so sorry for your loss. Millie was very warm and funny.
Deanna Green Mason
Coworker
November 7, 2020
Steven, my deepest condolences to you and to your family. Your mother is now with the angels and saints in the heavens above watching over you and your family.
Antoinette Petrillo
Coworker
November 7, 2020
Millie was such a great part of Middlefield and was a real worker in any committee she decided to help. We will all miss her. May she Rest in Peace.
Ray Hubbard
Friend
November 6, 2020
to read of Millie's passing. She was a good friend, a valued choir member and a devoted worker in the church. Our sympathies to her family. Brian and Elaine Yakey
Friend
November 6, 2020
Always smiling, Millie would invite you into her presence with a friendly welcome. She blessed us with her friendship and was always curious to learn how life was going for anyone she was with at that moment. I was so glad to spend an evening of my visits to CT with Millie and our other cousins. We will miss her.
I'd like to imagine Millie happily swinging on a star, letting her incredible light shine over all.
Beverly Griffith-Williams
Family
November 6, 2020
Steven, my condolences to you , your wife and all of Millie’s extended family.
Rosellen East
Friend
November 6, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Donna Nelson
Acquaintance
November 6, 2020
Steve Holcomb, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thought and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.
Angela Cottingham
November 5, 2020
I always remember Millie as having a smile on her face and a kind word to say about everyone. Rest in peace classmate.
MHS, Class of '65
November 5, 2020
So sad to hear about the passing of Millie. Her sense of humor and her laugh will be missed.
I so enjoyed seeing her during out times at the DOL. Deepest condolences to her family but take comfort
in all the good and joy that brought to the world.
Robert John Leone
Friend
November 4, 2020
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves,for they are still alive in our hearts and minds,through us,they live on. Millie will be missed and She will never be forgotten,may her soul rest in peace.
Love Bill and Paula
Bill and Paula Fowler
Friend
November 4, 2020
Still trying to process the loss of my life-long friend,Millie. She along with Joyce Miller Dowling are among my best memories of growing up in Middlefield. There was something about gathering with these two that made me feel so good and grateful for their friendships. Millie was the best volunteer with so many groups. She was the most enthusiastic person I ever knew. Loved life, her son, daughter in law and their Golden so very much. To them, Fred and the Simonzi children I am truly sorry. Will miss Millie tremendously.
Kathleen Long
Friend
November 4, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. So sorry to hear the sad news. I’m here if you need to talk.
Anna Metcalf
Coworker
November 4, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Steve and all of Millie's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Patty Gordon
Friend
November 4, 2020
Millie was a very special woman who loved her late husband beyond measure. While she missed him terribly, she still went on to live a good, full life with her family and friends. Millie was loved by so many and will be missed by all of us.
Audrey Roberts
Family
November 4, 2020
Millie was a great friend from early childhood through to being roommates at UCONN. She will be missed.
Beth (Handley) Priestley
Friend
November 4, 2020
Steven mom is watching you from above. She will always be in your heart. May she Rest In Peace.
Eva Karas
Friend
November 4, 2020
Millie was a dear friend and will certainly be missed and not forgotten! We all can learn from her example of kindness and caring for others. Rest In Peace my friend. Cheer for the Huskies from above!
Ann Malafronte
Friend
November 4, 2020
Steve my heart goes out to you and your family. Millie was one of the first people I met in 1980 when I started at DOL. she was one of my first supervisors. Her joy for life was infectious. May God's grace assist you through the days to follow.
Nancy Powell
Friend
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