Sister De Simone served Omaha schools
Servant of Mary Sister Marianna De Simone, a native of Italy whose 56 years of religious life included service as a teacher and counselor at schools in the archdiocese, died March 10 in Omaha. She was 81.
Her funeral Mass was March 15 in Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel at the Servants of Mary motherhouse in Omaha, with interment in the convent cemetery.
Sister De Simone taught at Holy Name School from 1969 to 1970 and then-St. Pius X School from 1972 to 1977, both in Omaha. She also served as teacher and counselor at Marian High School in Omaha from 1977 to 1989.
After serving at several posts at a high school in Denver, she returned to Marian, working as advancement associate from 2007 to 2014. She also taught at schools in Detroit and Massena, N.Y., early in her career.
Born in Bonea, Italy, she and her family moved to the United States in 1955 and settled in Denver. Sister De Simone entered religious life in 1959, professing first vows in 1961 and final vows in 1966.