June 11, 1945 - July 5, 2021
Mary Ann De Simone, 76, Weddington, passed away on July 5, 2021 following a 6 year battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Cecilia Adamek and John Maday with surviving sister Carol Sima of McHenry, Illinois. Mary Ann married her High School sweetheart Joseph "Joe" De Simone on her 21st birthday in 1966. Last month they enjoyed an evening out celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They lived in the Chicago suburb of Palatine, Illinois and moved to Charlotte in 1991 when Joe accepted a promotion and transfer. In 1971 they had a beautiful daughter Marie (Randy) Banker who resides in Matthews, NC. Mary Ann was a devoted grandmother to her five grandchildren: Christopher, Jesika, Caeley, Gino, and Ali; and one great grandchild Luke. They all spent a great deal of time with her and will always cherish her memory. Mary Ann loved the waters of the Caribbean and for the past 15 years she and Joe enjoyed spending every October at their time share in Cancun. Mary Ann always had a passion for anything medical and enjoyed delving into all types of literature dealing with forensic science and pathology. This passion led her to enroll in EMT classes and join Matthews Rescue and EMS. In 1993 she received the award for most volunteer hours and in 2006 the Chief's award for dedication and service beyond the call of duty. With Matthews Fire and Rescue she attained the rank of EMS Shift Captain. Mary Ann was well respected by her fellow EMT's and over her 20 years' service trained many of the new EMT's on her team. She retired from Matthews Fire and EMS in 2013 as a Shift Lieutenant. Her passion and love of helping others never wavered. Being a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church gave Mary Ann the opportunity to minister to other parishioners through her service as a lector at Sunday Mass and taking Communion to shut-ins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM followed by inurnment in the church Columbarium. A luncheon to celebrate her life will follow at Weddington Swim and Racquet Club, 4215 Weddington Matthews Road, Weddington, NC 28104.
Mary Ann De Simone, 76, Weddington, passed away on July 5, 2021 following a 6 year battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Cecilia Adamek and John Maday with surviving sister Carol... View Obituary & Service Information
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