Shirley A. Simonazzi Cantini, 85, of West Newton, PA. passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at her home. She was born May 23, 1934 in Sutersville, PA. Daughter of the late Archibald P. and Ann Lucovitz Simonazzi. Shirley was a graduate of the former West Newton High School, Class of 1953. She was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church. She was also a former member of the Sunshine Club at St. Edward’s Church and Sewickley Township Grange Homemakers Club. Shirley was a part of a “lunch group” called the Birthday Club where all the neighborhood women would get together once a month to go out, eat and celebrate each of their birthday’s. Shirley absolutely loved the beach. She and Robert would travel up and down the east coast in their RV throughout their marriage. They made many trips over 64 years, including Myrtle Beach, SC and making a long trip out west. She was also an avid crafts maker. Doing paintings and candle wicking and taking them to many craft shows throughout the area. She is preceded in death by both parents and survived by her loving husband of 64 years – Robert P. Cantini of West Newton, PA, one daughter – Cindy Achtzehn and husband Darren of Madison, PA, two sons – Robert A. Cantini and wife Dorothy of Kennett Square, PA and Stephen P. Cantini of Harrisburg, PA. Three grandchildren, Anna Cantini, Adam Cantini and Sam Achtzehn and one sister – Noreen Edwards and husband William of Coraopolis, PA. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 2 pm – 4 pm and 6 pm and 8 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at the St. Edwards Catholic Church 120 St. Edwards Ln. Herminie, PA 15637 with Fr. Richard Ulam, O.S.B. officiating. Anyone wishing to attend Shirley’s Funeral Mass is asked to go directly to St. Edwards Catholic Church. Private Interment will follow at the West Newton Cemetery in West Newton, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to The American Heart Association 444 Liberty Ave. #1300, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222 or the charity of your choice.
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American Heart Association
444 Liberty Ave. #1300, Pittsburgh PA 15222