Obituary of Susan L. Simonelli

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Susan L. Simonelli, 73 of Risingdale died Friday April 30, 2021 at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington. Susan was born in Great Barrington on October 17, 1947, daughter of John and Lois (Taggart) Keefner. She attended the former Searles High School and was a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School. Susan worked for David Hat Shop, Sheffield Plastics, Price Chopper in Great Barrington and for the Berkshire Hills Regional School District at the Stockbridge Plain School and Muddy Brook School as a cook retiring after twenty six years. Susan enjoyed gardening, knitting, sewing and ceramics and was a thirty year breast cancer survivor. Susan is survived by her husband Paul Simonelli of Risingdale whom she married on October 23, 1971, two daughters, Terra Burns of Atlanta GA and Lisa Simonelli of Lee, one brother, Mark Keefner of Pittsfield and his children Melanie and Christopher, two sisters, Melody Hess of Vatatia N.Y. and her children Amanda and Johnathan and Linda Steinberg of Pittsfield, three grandchildren, Nathan Simonelli, Kimberly Plumb and Brandi Freeman and eight great grandchildren, Braydon, Freya, Peter, Tristan, Ryder, Brayden, Luke and Emilia.

Calling hours where the family will receive friends for Susan L. Simonelli will be held on Monday May 10 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230. Masks with social distancing protocols are required. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Susan’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through

2 Responses to Obituary of Susan L. Simonelli

  1. Howard and Pat Nourse send our sympathy to the whole family

  2. Dear Lisa and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Sue. I spent many happy years smelling her delicious cooking in the basement of the Plain School while I was trying to give kids instrument lessons. She was a wonderful person and we shall miss her terribly. May her memory be a blessing


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