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Rose Digati Simmel
Birth: Dec. 28, 1922
Bristol
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 2009
Bristol
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA

Lifelong resident of Bristol, RI she was the daughter of Sicilian immigrants Leonardo and Rosaria Digati. Rose was a 1941 graduate of Colt Memorial High School and a 1943 graduate of Johnson and Wales Business School, where she studied under the legendary Miss Johnson and Miss Wales. A career girl for over 40 years, she was a switchboard operator for Dixon and New England Telephone where she assisted with the assignment of "CLifford-3" numbers. She was employed for many years at Naval Station Newport where she was a budget clerk for both the Naval Hospital & NUSC, where she was popular as an organizer of theater bus trips for Welfare and Rec. Rose loved dogs, going to the "Cape", Broadway musicals, and walking. She played piano by ear - her favorites: "Speak Softly Love" and "Hey Jude". She was known for her distinctive voice. She was a former communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic church. She was one of the first Hereshoff Marine Museum volunteers in the small shipbuilding town she called home. She is survived by nieces, nephew, grand nieces, and cousins. She was wife of the late Vincent Simmel and sister of the late John Digati, Santo Di Gati, Anna Digati, Leonard Digati, and Joseph Digati.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Leonardo Digati (1885 - 1966)
  Rosaria Digati (1893 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Vincent Simmel (1915 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Angelo Digati (1913 - 1992)*
  Anna R. Digati (1920 - 2008)*
  Rose Digati Simmel (1922 - 2009)
  Leonard J. Digati (1925 - 2005)*
  Joseph L. Digati (1928 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Bristol
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: R. Digati
Record added: Jul 26, 2009
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