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McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Monday April 22nd, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

Historic St. Mary's Church On Capital Hill
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

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St. Agnes Cemetery
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

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Ardenia Simmons

TROY –Ardenia A. Simmons, 93 of Jacob Street, Troy, passed away on Monday April 15, 2019 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Francesco “Frank” De Mizio and Diamonte De Mizio (née Damiano). She was the loving wife to Pasquale “Patrick” Simmons, who predeceased her in 1987.

Ardenia worked as the Campus Life Supervisor for the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing from 1971-1993. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family and was an incredible cook – her tomato sauce and pizza were second to none! Following the passing of her son Jonathan in 2005, Ardenia raised his three youngest children into the men they are today. She cherished visits with her great-grandchildren and looked forward to spending Sundays with longtime family friend Donald Vitaliano. Ardenia’s quick wit, strength, wisdom and friendship will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ardenia is survived by her children Ralph Simmons of Troy and Elizabeth Lister (James) of West Sand Lake, her grandchildren Tara Simmons (Michael Damiano), Jonathan Simmons (Emily), Christopher Lister (Hanna Cadman), Raymond Simmons, Patrick Simmons, Ryan Simmons, and her sister Jean Koehler. Surviving great-grandchildren include Marisa Damiano, Joshua Simmons, Madelyn Simmons and Zah’myha Simmons. She was predeceased by her son Jonathan P. Simmons, her granddaughter Jennifer Lynn Lister, her brother Alfred De Mizio and sister Lucy Pizzemento.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 am on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at the Historic St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill, 10 Lodge Street, Albany. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Family and friends are invited and may call from 4 to 7 pm on Monday April 22, 2019 at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109thStreet and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html and the Paralyzed Veterans of America at https://secure.pva.org/default.aspx?tsid=7541 .

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Our deepest condolences to The Damiano - Simmons Family. Luz Elena, Emily and Sebastin 04/22/19

Apr 22 2019 12:00 AM

Rest in peace, Ardenia, with all your loved ones in the light of God.

Rita DeLucia Kilgore (Ardenia & Pat's flower girl) Apr 22 2019 12:00 AM

With Sincere Sympathy, John and Lisa Lewyta and daughters.

Apr 19 2019 12:00 AM

Ralph, Liz, Aunt Jean and family, we were very saddened to hear of Aunt Ardenia's passing. We have so many fond memories with her and she will be missed terribly. She was one of a kind, funny, loving and strong. We are so thankful that we were able to visit with her the last time we were in NY. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Joey, Marianne and Allie.

Joe Pizzemento Apr 19 2019 12:00 AM

Ralph, Liz, Jean and the rest of the entire family....i was so saddened to hear the news of Ardenia's passing...she was such a kind person and by far, one of the strongest women I have ever met!....With love and sympathy, Heather.

Heather Koehler Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss Paul, Jim and family. Quite the lady. Love, Peg

Peg Baldwin Gifford Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

Apologize for the typo....Paula.....

Peg Baldwin Gifford Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

Paula and Family, so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of her from our childhood. Love, Shelley

Michele Lofrumento Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM