Farmington - Michael Ralph Simone, 80, a resident of Starks, Maine, passed away, Thursday, August 14, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born May 3, 1934 in Syracuse, New York, the son of the late Ralph and Matilda (Albanese) Simone. On October 5, 1957 at St. Peter's Church in Syracuse he married his wife of 56 years, Barbara Jean Vermillion. Mike was a master bread baker and pastry chef both in New York and Massachusetts, and loved to feed friends and neighbors in his retirement. He also served for 20 years as a special police officer in Barnstable, MA, of which he was very proud. He is survived by his wife Barbara Simone of Starks; their three children, Michele Brennan and her husband Steven of Industry; Edward Simone and his wife Linda of Springfield, MA, and Ann Marie Simone of Starks; 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 4 brothers and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 1 PM on Thursday, August 21st at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Visitation will be held from 12-1:00 PM before the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, if desired contributions may be made to help with funeral expenses to: Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine 04254.
Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com.