Betty N. (Brooks) Simonetti, 94 of Russellton, West Deer Township died Tuesday January 21, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born October 22, 1925 to the late Paul and Catherine (Peris) Brooks, in West Deer where she has lived all of her life. Betty was a member of Transfiguration R.C. Church, Russellton and AMNCA. She loved bowling and was a member of several teams and leagues including the RBC Bowlerettes Team, the West Deer Merchants League; Deer Lakes Merchants League and West Deer Travelers League. Betty worked at several area stores including the Bessemer Co. Store, Russellton and the West Deer Variety Store. Besides bowling she enjoyed traveling and especially her friends and family.
Survivors include her son Larry (Candace Reed) Simonetti of West Deer and her daughter Toni (Stanley K.) Zembrowski of Natrona Heights, granddaughters Lori A. (Michael) Dudash of West Deer and Tera M. (Eric) Florek of Lower Burrell and her great-grandsons Ethan and Ryder.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Tony J. Simonetti on July 17, 1976, her daughter-in-law Elaine B. “Sadie” (Thompson) Simonetti; brothers Joseph and Steve Brooks and sisters Ann Stapchuck, Mary Kanzick, Josephine Lapitsky, Margaret Papriska and Stella Wartinsky.
Friends will be received Thursday from to 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. in SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held Friday 10 am in Transfiguration R.C. Church, Russellton, with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com
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