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Vita P. DeLeonardis Simmons

Vita P. DeLeonardis Simmons Obituary

Vita P. DeLeonardis Simmons of Hazleton died Oct. 19 at Marquette Hospice House, Meadville, surrounded by her loving family, following an 18-year battle with cancer.

Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Palumbo) DeLeonardis. Vita was a graduate of Hazleton High School, Class of 1965, and was most recently employed as a receptionist for Bafile Family Chiropractic, Drums.

Vita enjoyed shopping, collecting recipes, making holiday cookies and spending time with family and friends. She especially loved making meatballs and having Sunday dinners with her family.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a brother, Jack DeLeonardis.

Surviving are her husband of over 50 years, Robert Sr.; son, Robert Jr. and his wife, Deb Simmons, Meadville; daughter, Nicole Simmons and her significant other, Frank Kessler, Hazleton; and two granddaughters, Hanah and Isabella "Izzy" Simmons.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton, at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life for friends and family will be held in the future.

Fierro Funeral Service Inc., Hazleton, is assisting with arrangements.


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