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Mary R. Simson

Died: Sunday, November 10, 2002
Forty-six year Grosse Pointe Park resident Mary R. Simson, 87, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10 2002, at St. John Hospital in Detroit.

Born in 1915 in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Simson received her bachelors' degree from Mercy Hurst College in Erie, Pa. and received additional education at the graduate level from Wayne State University.

She volunteered for more than 30 years at Bon Secours Hospital in the City of Grosse Pointe and enjoyed playing bridge.

Mrs. Simson is survived by her children, Mary Ann Phillips, Susan Pittman, Dr. Michael B. Simson and Dr. William C. Simson; her six grandchildren, Patricia, Michael, Christopher, Michael, David, Craig and Brad; nine great-grandchildren; and her brother, Rev. Joseph Ciaiola.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Clyde B. Simson; and her brother, Rev. Ralph Ciaiola.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

Arrangements were made by Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Covenant House.
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