Angelo and Lucy Spiridilozzi Simone

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simone It is with great pride, gratitude and overwhelming joy that we announce the 70th wedding anniversary of Angelo and Lucy Spiridilozzi Simone.

Angelo and Lucy were married Jan. 25, 1941 by Father Moaraity at St. Anthony of Padua Church; Utica. Angelo, a World War II veteran, retired as a foreman/machinist from Kelsey Hayes in Whitesboro, N.Y.

Together, they raised five beautiful daughters: Annette Sica, Kathleen Russo, Marlene Conway, Helen Ann Taurisano and Mary Therese Jerzak. They also boast five sons-in-law: Frank Sica, John Russo, Robert Conway, the late James Taurisano, and Joseph Jerzak. Angelo and Lucy have set a wonderful example for their children of what it takes to build a wonderful marriage and make a house a home.

Over the years, Ang and Lu (as they’re more commonly known) have been blessed with not one … not two … but sixty-four grandchildren and great grandchildren. No matter the number, they have a special way of making each member of their family feel appreciated, supported and loved. These days, Angelo can be found working in his legendary vegetable garden, reading National Geographic, shopping, Eucharistic Ministering at St. Anthony of Padua Church or restoring furniture in his workshop. Lucy can be found crocheting, cooking, baking her famous cookies, tending to her gorgeous flower garden or cheering on her favorite New York Yankees.

Lucy and Angelo have led what some might consider a simple life. They’ve never needed to travel very far from home to know what was happening in the world. Lucy takes great pride in her home and enjoys spending time there with family and friends. The door is always open and you will always be treated like royalty upon entering, no matter what time of day. Angelo finds satisfaction in traveling around town, being out in the community and talking to people.

The fundamental values of hard work, dedication and faith which have been instilled in us, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, will be carried with us for the rest of our lives. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Great Grandma and Grandpa, for teaching us life’s most important lesson.

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