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Frances L. (Mazzamurro) Simone

Frances L. (Mazzamurro) Simone
  • September 12, 1933 - March 14, 2020
  • Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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One of our trips to the casino! “Dear Joanne and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Fran's passing. She and Mike were such good friends to my Mom and Dad. She is now with them...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra Gagne - Oxford, MA

“Joann, Carl and family, We are so sorry to just hear of your loss. She was a wonderful lady who embraced her family in her loving arms. May she rest...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Carl ,Joanne and Family So sorry to hear of your mom's passsing. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Skiesto - Shrewsbury, MA

“Carl, Joanne & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We have many wonderful Lanotte & DiTerlizzi memories...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Angela DiTerlizzi - Shrewsbury, MA

“To Joanne and Carl... As a child , I remember seeing both your parents sometimes in the yard at their home while visiting my grandparents Herve and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jeannine Roy - Family Friend

“Carl, Donna and family, We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Please accept our deepest sympathies. She's with your dad now and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Carl, Donna, and the extended Simone Family please accept of heartfelt condolences at the passing of your mother. You will all be in our thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tom and Patty Nault - Millbury, MA

“To the Simone and Rooney family, Such a beautiful tribute to your mother and grandmother. My deepest sympathy to all. She was a beautiful soul , how...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Claire O'Brien


Frances L. (Mazzamurro) Simone passed peacefully Saturday, March 14, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was 86.

Fran rejoined her late husband of 61 years, Michael C. Simone whom she adored and missed every day since his in death 2014. Fran and Mike were married in Our Lady of Mount Carmel - St. Ann Church in Worcester on September 26,1953 and remained Shrewsbury residents since.

In life, Fran managed two homes…the first, her family's home and the second, the rectory at Saint Anne's Church. On Saturdays, the Simone house was the center of family gatherings. Surrounded by her grandkids, pizza and fried dough were the staple of every get-together. Being with her children and grandkids was what made Fran most happy. Meanwhile, over at Saint Anne's Church Fran made certain the house was a home for the many priests who resided there during her twenty-five years. They too were well fed and felt the presence of an adopted mother who was meticulous in both her cooking and cleaning.

In later years Frances enjoyed trips to the Cape - warm nights filled with seafood dishes and family. She also loved day trips to the casinos and leisurely afternoons spent with friends while enjoying a cup of coffee.

In addition to her husband, Mike she is predeceased by her siblings, Pasquale 'Patsy' Mazzamurro, Rose Monroe (late Joseph), Carmella Olivieri (late John) and Nicholas 'Nick' Mazzamurro.

She leaves her children, Carl M. Simone (Donna) and Joanne M. Rooney (Michael), all of Shrewsbury; her grandchildren, Matthew and Erin Simone, Mackenzie Rooney and Spencer Rooney (Mary Schneider); her great-grandson, Stephan Simone; her sister, Anna Saucier (Bernard 'Butch') of Worcester; her sister-in-law, Leona T. (Dattis) Mazzamurro of Worcester; many nieces & nephews and their families.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis and with genuine concern for the people whom they love, Frances' family will gather privately in Saint Anne's Church for her funeral mass and burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be announced when overall conditions improve and we will be able to gather without boundaries to honor, remember, and celebrate Frances.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Anne's Human Services, 130 Boston Turnpike Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Rest in holy and deserved peace Frances…well done thy good and faithful servant. Go easy.

Arrangements by James & John Heald of The Joyce Funeral Home