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Simone Longo

Pembroke Pines, Florida

Age 35

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Barto Funeral Home - Spring Valley Obituary

Simone Luca Longo, 35, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 suddenly at his residence.


He leaves his wife of nearly 2 years, Amanda (DeFreese) Longo; his parents; two brothers, Giuseppe and Roberto; his maternal grandmother, Anna Alfano; many cousins and aunts and uncles.


Raised in Washburn, IL, the son of Gino and Nora Longo, he was a recent resident of Tampa, FL. Having had a radiant personality, he was hardworking, loved his family, and had affinity for sunsets and Zuppa Inglese gelato. In his spare time, he enjoyed visiting his family in Sicily and taking rides on his red Vespa. His passions included vintage cars and exploring with his camper.


He graduated from Lowpoint-Washburn High School in 2001, and he helped his parents at their local family-owned pizzeria for years. He was also a graduate of Illinois Central College and Illinois State University.


Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:30 PM, Tuesday, August 6, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 510 Richard Mautino Drive, Spring Valley, IL.  Rev. Scott Potthoff will officiate.  Entombment will follow at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation for Simone will be held Tuesday morning, from 10:00 AM until Noon, at the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley.

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Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. The short time I knew Simone as my new neighbor, he always made an effort to stop and chat. You could tell he was a very warm kind person with a good soul. Keeping you and his family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find comfort in a loving fun memories you shared with him.

I am so sorry to hear about my child hood friend passing. He will have a place in my heart forever!
From the entire Shultz family he will be missed but never ever forgotten!

We were out of state when I heard that Simone passed. My heart was broken for you. My love and thoughts are with you and your entire family. Simone walked into my classroom and announced, "I am the pizza boy!" He was so very proud of his family! He had a smile every single time I saw him from that day on even all grown up. He had the biggest heart and always ready to help when needed. When I brought my parents in to eat he would pull up a chair and talk for a few minutes! I can only...

Our thoughts are with the family. Jeanette and Rick Capponi and family. Our thoughts and prayers.

To Simone's family, we are heart broken to hear of his passing. Roe and I offer our condolences to you all. May your hearts be filled with great memories of a good man.

My heart is broken for the family of this young man. He was such a nice person. A shining star..gone way too soon.

Amanda, I am so heartbroken to hear about Simone. My thoughts and prayers are with you right now. Love and miss you!

My sincere condolences. Simone was an amazing person & will truly be missed.

Sorry to hear of Simones passing. How shocking it is. He was the nicest guy and always pleasant to talk with at the pizza place. Would do anything for anybody. Heaven has gained an angel. We will miss him.