Patricia Mortimer Simonet
1934 - 2021
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Patricia Mortimer Simonet
Ocala - Patricia Mortimer Simonet, Patty to friends and family, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died at her home in Ocala on January 10th 2021.
Patty was born June 23rd ,1934, in the idyllic small town of Punxsutawney, site of Groundhog Day, in the verdant foot hills of the Allegheny Mountains of Western Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Margaret (Collins) Mortimer. While Patty grew up in Beaver, Pennsylvania, most of her adult life was spent in Florida. She was an outstanding wife and mother. Education of her children was a top priority. All five children graduated from universities, most also obtaining Master's or Doctorate degrees. Her accomplishments professionally were also significant. She was known for her intelligence, common sense and problem solving abilities. A founding member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). She served several terms as president of the ALA's South Florida Chapter, one of the largest in the country. She was firm administrator for one of the country's largest law firms and ended her career after many years as managing director of a large international legal management consulting firm.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Simonet, CPA, of Ocala, Fl. and sons, Sir Thomas (Laura) Equels, Ocala Fl., Commander Timothy (Pia) Equels, Roswell Ga., Richard (Beverly) Simonet Jr., Burnsville, N.C.; daughters Kimberly (Randy Weber) Hurley, Melbourne Fl., Katherine (Victor) Calvert, Jacksonville, Fl.; granddaughters Lesley (Ed) Joliff, Butte, Mt., Maura (John) Linger, Melbourne, Fl., Mary Helena (Dr. Randall) Cannon, Orlando Fl., Christina (Ethan)Samuel, Denver, Co. and Kara Calvert ,Jacksonville Fl.; grandsons Andrew (Crystal) Equels, Virginia Beach,Va., Paul Equels, Roswell Ga., Sean (Colleen) Hurley, Dallas,Tx., Brian Connor (Danielle) Hurley, Melbourne, Fl., Dr. Joshua Calvert, Jacksonville,Fl., Hank Simonet and Mason Simonet, Burnsville, N.C; Dr. Darius (Katie) Jahann, Winston-Salem N.C. and, Liana (Leonardo) Rivera , Miami, Fla. Patty is survived by her sister Jessie (George) Hamilton ,Shelocta ,Pa., sixteen great grand children, A.K. Tunu Puri, CPA, who she lovingly referred to as her 'adopted' son, and many many friends who miss her dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Beverly Fink.
The family is grateful for the care and assistance provided by Care Time Home Health and Marion County hospice. Her children are deeply appreciative of the love, care and kindness extended by their father, Richard Simonet, which allowed Patty to remain on the farm and in the home she loved, surrounded by family, until her peaceful passing.
Life long members of Plymouth Congregational Church, Coconut Grove, Fla., upon moving to Ocala, Summerfield Congregational Church became their family church. A memorial service will be held for Patty at Summerfield Congregational Church as soon as possible given the current pandemic.

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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31, 2021.
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April 14, 2021
I was just going through a box of clippings, cards and other things I have saved over the years and I found a copy of the classified ad that Pat had posted in the Miami Herald when I left to the Gribben, Swann and Glass Law Firm to start my teaching career in 1973. I had saved it as it was rather humorously written. For some reason I decided to put her name in the Google search and found her obituary, which saddens me. I moved to Gainesville in 2007 and I'm sorry to find out that she and Richard were so close as I would love to have seen her. My love to all her family.
Jeani Valter
January 31, 2021
First of all, I never called her Patricia. She was always Pat to me. But no matter how she was referred to, all who met her wanted to be her friend and/or colleague. As I am approaching my 80th year, I think back on my attendance at her 80th in 2014. It was attended by a representative but small group of those who had interacted with Pat somewhere along her 80 years and were swept along in her wake of inclusion and acceptance. For me, it was the beginning of my private law practice years where she and I sat for days figuring out how a law firm should operate. As a friend, Counsellor and fellow risk taker, I couldn’t have had a better companion. She went on to excel in the law as her obituary describes. Few people you meet leave behind the kind of impression that Pat did. I am so grateful to have been in her life and to count her as a friend. Love you Pat.
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January 27, 2021
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January 27, 2021
We are so sorry to learn about your mom’s passing. I will always remember her beautiful smile. Vanni Mamie and I send our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Herb
Herbert Cousins
January 27, 2021
So many will miss you Pat! Rest in Peace.
Judith Equels
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