Ann M. Galante Sims passed away peacefully on Saturday October 3, 2020 at the Briarfield Manor.
She was born on April 25, 1932 in Youngstown, Ann was the eldest and only daughter of Dominic and Ann Kalafut Galante.
An avid gardener, Ann always had to thriving garden and volunteered for many years with her daughter at Fellows Riverside Garden of Youngstown, She helped advised and researched gardening concerns for others in their library and helped others with many landscaping and plant dilemmas.
She enjoyed sewing, artwork, cooking and baking and prepared and hosted many affairs for our priests at St. Patrick’s Church in Hubbard, where all three of her daughters were married.
Ann was an assistant Girl Scout Leader in 1960 and both guided, instructed and chaperoned many young ladies in acquiring lasting life skills along the way. She will be greatly missed.
Ann was married to Thomas H. Sims for sixty-five years and they raised five children, she is survived by Linda Dercoli of Vero Beach, Fl., Diane LaRubbio of Spring, Tx., Dominic P. Sims of Phelam, Al. and Marybeth Kurian of Canfield, she also leaves her brother Dr. Lewis Galante.
To date Ann was blessed with fourteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her son Thomas M. Sims who lived in Port St. Lucie, Fl., her brother Dominic Galante.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday October 9, 2020 at 10:00 am. at St. Michael Church, 300 N. Broad St. Canfield, celebrated by Rev. Terrence J. Hazel.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Due to our current health crisis, we are asking everyone in attendance to please wear a mask or face covering and to maintain all social-distancing guidelines mandated from the governor, (6-foot rule and not to linger) Thank you.
Ann’s family has requested material tributes be given to Catholic Charities of Youngstown, 319 W. Rayen Ave. Youngstown Ohio 44502.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512.
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