Saturday, May 30, 2009

Goodbye Nana

Said goodbye to my grandmother last week. She had a long and full life but I wish I could have seen her just one more time. Nana is grandmother in Italian by the way.

Angelina Testasecca Simõn


LAKELAND - Mrs. Angelina Testasecca Simõn, age 92 died of natural causes, May 22, 2009.
Mrs. Simõn was born in Ybor City, Florida on January 5, 1917. After graduating in 1935, she married Julian Simõn and moved to Lakeland, Fl. They owned and operated Garcia's Restaurant in downtown Lakeland for 32 years. They also established and operated Simõn's Nursery, along with family members, for over 60 years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church for many years. Mrs. Simõn's greatest pleasure was preparing extraordinary meals for family, friends and casual drop-ins. Mrs. Simõn was predeceased by parents, Carmelo and Nila Testasecca; sister Carmalina Testasecca Caruso; brothers, Amedeo Testasecca, Joe Testasecca and Jack Testasecca. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Simõn Crowson; son Julian Raymond Simõn and wife Sondra Sumner Simõn; grandchildren Angelique Crowson Ward, John W. Crowson III and wife Nancy Stanley Crowson, all of Lakeland, Fl. and Sabrina Simõn and husband, Paul John Meyer of Huntsville, AL; great grandchildren, Paul Ward, Hagen Ward and Daniel Thornton, all of Lakeland, Fl. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM. Burial to follow at Oak Hill Burial Park.
The Family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 115 South Missouri Avenue, Lakeland, FL. 33815.
Heath Funeral Chapel.

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