Dianna Simonelli

Dianna Simonelli born January 18, 1977 succumbed to a long battle with cancer on October 9, 2020. She was a graduate of Melrose high school Melrose Massachusetts. Beloved daughter of Patrick Simonelli and Patricia (Chippy) Simonelli. Beloved brothers Michael Simonelli and Kevin Simonelli and his wife Shelby Simonelli. Beloved
sister Sheri Simonelli and also beloved goddaughter Francesca Taliger. Survived by nieces Antionette Acker, Leeann Sablan, and Nadija Stephens. She is also survived by many grand nieces and nephew. She was preceded in death by her fiancé Carmen Petrillo.


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  1. LeeAnn & Ricky Sablan on October 14, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Your Memory is my Keepsake with which I’ll never part. God has you in his Keeping , I have you in my HEART ❤️ Auntie WeLove and Miss you ❤️

  2. Kevin Simonelli on October 14, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Your passing is such great sorrow, I will always remember taking me and Shelby to Gloucester and Rockport and the long talks from the hospital three o’clock will be our special time. I am going to miss you deeply your brother Kevin.

  3. Nadija Stephens (Simonelli) on October 14, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    It saddens me that you were taken so soon when you had so much more life left to live. I am glad that you are no longer in pain or suffering anymore. May we all find comfort in the memories that we all share together, strength in the support of one another and hope that we will all meet again one day.
    Rest In Peace Auntie Dianna

    The Stephens (Nadija and Benjamin)

  4. Antionette Acker and Tyree Acker on October 15, 2020 at 2:18 am

    When i heard that you passed away Auntie it filled my heart with sadness. Then I remembered the time that you took me to Gloucester and went to the beach. As we laid there on the beach. You shared with me your feeling about love, life and happiness.I use those lessons in my own life, in my own love, and in my own happiness. It was wonderful being able to talk to you about life. I will always cherish the time that I was able to spend with you and the wonderful memories that we created together. Im happy that you are not in pain anymore and that you are now looking down on us smiling. I will miss you aways❤❤❤❤
    Antionette And Tyree Acker

  5. Angelo and Lori Fierro on October 15, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Dianna it saddened me and Angelo to hear of your passing. It was quite a shock. You brought so much happiness to your mother and father, as well as, your whole family. I know that you are looking down on them and watching over them. You are with the love of your life Carmen. It is selfish of those who love you because we want you to stay here with us but you are no longer in pain and that brings some relief. You will always be loved, missed and remembered.

    May you rest in peace Dianna. Fly with the Angels.

  6. Shelby Simonelli on October 15, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    I was so saddened to hear about your passing. I miss you, but take comfort in knowing you are no longer in pain. I will see you again some day. Rest In Peace my friend. You are loved.

  7. Don and Denise Sterner on October 15, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Dianna was a kind, loving, beautiful person. We were devastated when we heard of her passing.
    Someone so special can never be forgotten.
    Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!
    Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Devin Reese on October 15, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Dianna’s passing.
    Please accept my sympathies.
    Thinking of you all

  9. Francesca Taliger on October 15, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Aunty I am so sad that you are gone. I will always miss you. The thought of you not being there is hard but I have comfort in knowing you are no longer suffering. I am also glad you got comfort in your last few days with us. I hope you are with Carmen in a better place. I hope that you see my dad as well and say hi for me. I remember going with Paul to stay over and calling you when things went wrong and I needed a place to go. You will always be a part of me and I have a lot of your personality in me. Rest easy and peacefully❤️❤️

  10. Patricia Simonelli on October 18, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Hi Hon,

    It’s me mum. It’s only been a week since you left us and it feels like forever. Michael keeps looking down the hall to see if you need help getting up, and if you need your feet put on the pillows. Dad is beside himself, he thinks of you all the time. Lately he breaks out crying all the time. Dianna I can’t believe you’re not here with us. I go down to your room and start to ask a question and catch myself…you’re not there. To me hon you’ll always be in that chair, you never left here. My heart is so heavy. I love you dear heart you were my baby and gave me such joy. All I keep thinking is you’re not in pain anymore. You suffered enough and kept it all to yourself. Di try and keep a room open for me, will ya? It won’t be long before we see each other dear heart. See you later hon when you come down the hall for a ciggy. Da Mainios is out of our lives forever, don’t worry we would never go there without you Di. Oh… I bought the strawberry ice cream you wanted, but lost the chance to bring it to you. Everyone misses you so. Carol and Dick can’t even talk about you without breaking down. OK hon have to put on Raymond, you know how much I love that show…ugh. Talk to you later hon.

    Love you,


  11. Sheri Taliger on October 18, 2020 at 2:11 am

    Dianna I still can’t believe you’re gone. I know your not suffering anymore. May you rest in peace with shadow by your side love you.

  12. Michael Simonelli on October 21, 2020 at 1:46 am

    I am so very saddened by your passing. Everyday I sit in the living room and look down the hallway that seems to never end, thinking any moment you are going to come out of your room for a cigarette and I realize you are not going to be there. I find comfort knowing that you are in a much better place and you are smiling down on all of us. You have very big shoes to fill, when it comes to making your calzones. I’ll give it shot, we’ll see. Save me a spot, we will be together soon! TOO-DA-LOO for now!

    Loving you always, your loving brother Michael

  13. Patricia Simonelli on November 16, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Hi Hon,
    Everyone here really misses you and can’t believe it’s been a month. No one believes you’re not here. Dad talks to you everyday, Michael talks about you all the time. I think he just wants to here you say, “to-da-loo”!! And me, well I talk to you every time I go into your room. I see you sitting in the chair and I go to say something and only then I realize you’re not there. To us you’re still here and always will be. The holidays are coming fast and boy could we use your help. Our calzones will never be like yours, and I know I’m going to foul up the cranberry sauce. Well dear heart, have a good day and watch over us will ya. Dianna you’re in our thoughts, always. You are missed Dianna, but you’re with us always. “DGLUG”—-HaHaHa. Love all of Us.

  14. Dawn on December 22, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    We miss you and love you so much! I know the family won’t be the same without you and your positivity. Rest in peace love you!!

  15. Carter Whitlock on January 1, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    So sad to hear Dianna is gone. Such a sweetheart. Dianna was always kind. I missed her when moved, and I miss her now that she is gone. She never complained about pain, but I knew she was hurting. I am thankful that pain is over. I am thankful that I met and got to know Dianna. If there’s and kind of afterlife, I hope she was received by the embrace of her Carmen. My condolences to her family and friends.

  16. Alisha york on January 10, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Dianna this is such a shock and to find out months later. And I am glad that carmen has introduced us way back in time and that you stayed with me in Gloucester when my son was born you and carmen can be together for eternity. May you rest easy dianna

  17. Robert Gordon on January 18, 2024 at 11:14 pm

    Kristy and I just heard this devastating news and are heartbroken. Tears were shed tonight. Although we may have fallen out of touch over the years we still thought and talked about you. I pray that you rest easy.

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