Lorene C. Simunich 1927-2021
NILES — Lorene C. Simunich, 93, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Niles, the daughter of Domenico and Rosina Guliano Perone.
Lorene was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Niles, the John F. Kennedy High School Band Boosters, and Cub Scout leader of Troop 33 at St. Stephen School, where she also volunteered in the cafeteria and library.
She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery and latch hook rugs, for which she won several ribbons at the Trumbull County and Canfield fairs. She liked to travel and enjoyed her time spent in Florida. She learned how to swim in her 60s at the Niles YMCA, where she made many friends; later, she enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles with her family and friends.
Her husband, Peter Simunich, whom she married Sept. 26, 1953, died Oct. 31, 1990.
She will be sadly missed by her son, Stephen Simunich, with whom she made her home; her daughter, Roseann Simunich of Boardman; her brother, Frank Perone of Port Charlotte, Fla.; her twin sisters, Helen Scarpaci and her husband Joseph of Warren, and Thelma Zemko and her husband Joseph of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a cousin, Joe Perone; two nieces and four nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; her close friend, Mary; and caregivers Barb, Sherry, Dorothy and Tracy.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Sabato “Sam” Perone and Gabriel “Billy” Perone; and three sisters, Clotilda “Cleo” Sidor, Marie Urban and Ruth Ann Bodnark.
Friends may call Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Niles, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Family and friends can visit www.josephrossif
uneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to Lorene’s family.