Dear Paul & Staff - We cannot begin to express our gratitude to you for all you did to make the passing of Mom easier for us to get through. Every aspect was perfect, from making the arrangements, to making mom beautiful, to decorating with mom's things, the funeral and graveside. We will never forget your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time in our lives.
Cindy and John Belsito
Dear Paul and Staff - When you took our choices and put them into action (I am an OCD perfectionist) I could not have orchestrated the whole process better if I had directed it myself. You went above and beyond. It was phenomenal. I mean phenomenal!!!
"Personally, I think you have really answered your true calling in life, to help us deal with the death of a loved one."
Sincerely, Terry Vinning
Dear Paul & Staff - I wanted to thank you for all your help with my father, Howard Fox's funeral. We were so pleased with how everything was handled by you and your staff. Paul, I know that my niece really appreciated your guidance when she did the readings in church.
Dear Paul & Staff - Thank you for your compassion, kindness and professionalism during our time of loss and sorrow. We appreciate everything you did for our family.
Troy & Scott Ashdown and family
Dear Paul and Staff - Kind, gentle, efficient, professional this is what you are. Sincere thanks for all that was done for Ella and our family.
In Sorrow, Paul Panesa
Dear Paul and Staff - Thank you!! Thank you!! For the manner in which you handled Tony's funeral. We were very pleased. God bless you!!
Anne Greco & son Tony
Dear Paul and Staff - There are not enough words to thank you all. You are very special to me and I will never forget and will always be grateful to all of you. Very Truly Yours
Paul and Staff - Thank you for all you did to make sure Harold was laid to rest with lots of love and dignity. I appreciate your kind, courteous and professional service.
Love, Dolores Leonard
Paul and Staff - Your compassion helped us deal with our loss, and your professionalism was unsurpassed in helping us plan his wake and service. It truly was a celebration of David's life.
Dear Paul and Staff - Jeff's passing was as much a shock for you, as for our family. Your kind, caring ways; your gentle guidance through those first few days after his death and ultimately through the calling hours and funeral - you never failed to be there when we needed you and continue to do so now. Our community is extremely fortunate to have you here to respond and assist families at such difficult times.
Joanne Fredenberg and Family
Words cannot express how grateful my sister and I are for all you did for our father, Thomas Turck's, funeral. You and your staff were always professional, courteous and attentive to all of our requests. From the time that Joanne and I sat with you to discuss and finalize the details for the funeral, through the burial, you could not have made it easier for us, and your attention to detail was excellent. Our father would have appreciated all the military detail, including the Army insignia on the hearse and the presenting of the three flags at the cemetery.
Joanne and I both thank you!
Dear Paul and Staff - I just would like to thank you for your kindness that you gave to my husband John, during these sad times of losing both of his parents. The professionalism that you showed was outstanding but most of all your compassion and caring meant so much to us all.
April 3, 1933 - May 23, 2009 Resided in Mt. Dora, FL
Patricia L. Simpson of Bakersville, NC died May 23, 2009 in Mt. Dora, FL. She was 76.
She was born in Roosevelt, Long Island on April 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Stanley T. and Ellen Craven Rougas.
Mrs. Simpson was raised on Long Island and moved to Accord in 1972. She later resided in Kerhonkson and Pine Bush. She moved to Bakersville, NC seven years ago.
She married Fred R. Simpson on December 15, 1980.
Surviving are her husband Fred R. Simpson; seven children Shirley Paley and her husband Bruce of Hurley, William Harrison of Wawarsing, Pamela Grue and her husband William of Chandler, AZ, Wayne Harrison of Kerhonkson, Jennifer Straub and her husband Chester of Melboure Beach, FL, Ellen Cordaro of Hurley and Christine Cordaro of Hurley; five step children Harry Simpson and his wife Shirley of Kerhonkson, Meloney Poppo and her husband Richard of Bakersville, NC, Elaine Schanze "Quick" and her husband Larry of Orlando, FL, Laurie Brooks and her husband James of Mt. Dora, FL and Joseph Cordaro of Long Island; two brothers John Rougas and his wife Cecelia of Liverpool and Michael Rougas and his wife Carol of Long Island; 17 grandchildren Trisha and Jason Vanderbeck, Alexandria and Bryanna Paley, William and Meghan Harrison, Justin and Zechariah Grue, John, Sara, and Rebeckah Harrison, Jonathan and Amanda Scott, Mallory Haynes, Christopher Mergendahl, Andrew and Ethan Bruck; 14 step-grandchildren, Bette Dickson, Gary Quick, Tonya Bryden, Sonny and Ashley Poppo, Nicole Campbell, Caroline, James, Sam, Shelby, Joshua, Christine and Jessine Brooks and Keri Cordaro, 13 great grandchildren; 3 nephews John, Paul and Gregory Rougas, 2 nieces Mary Ellen Rougas-Hanover and Alicia Rougas, and one sister in law Augusta "Gussie" Quick.
Reposing at the Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral procession will form on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church at 10:00 a.m. Cremation will be in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Inurnment will be in Cherrytown Road Cemetery, Town of Rochester at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778 (352-343-1341.)
Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home staff understands that listening to your needs and then offering a variety of options is what you expect. We take pride in offering you personal attention and distinctive service. You can count on us to be a source of caring and comfort during a difficult time.