Peter Michael Simonetti

Peter Michael Simonetti loving son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin and beloved friend to all died on May 8, 2022 after a short battle with cancer.


He was born on April 25, 1949 to the late Michael and Florence Simonetti of the Bronx, New York. He was a devout Catholic. His interest in the catholic religion started while attending Saint Thomas Aquinas grammar school in the Bronx, where he served as an Alta Boy for the Saint Thomas Aquinas Church. His interest continued at the Church of Santa Maria in the Bronx until his waning days. He enjoyed life to the fullest, was always the life of the party, and was an extremely active and social member of the community. You could always see him out and about doing the things he loved in the neighborhood he lived in for a little over fifty years. He was known by many and loved by all. He was passionate about caring for his animals and any stray that came his way. Peter selflessly loved his family and friends.


Anyone that had the privilege to know and love him is welcome to join the family for a funeral mass honoring Peter’s life on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 9am at Santa Maria Roman Catholic Church, 2352 St. Raymond Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462. Family and friends wishing to join the mass virtually may do so by clicking either of the following links at any time during the mass Santa Maria Church Facebook Page . Please note with security settings you may be able to access one or the other site. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, East 233rd Street & Webster Avenue, Bronx, New York 10470.



  1. Antonio Espinosa on May 10, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Very nice person , is all peoples needs to be

    • Marianne White on May 11, 2022 at 12:23 am

      I met Pete many many years ago ..he was a kind and gentle passionate human..he was great with children and all living beings..he will be missed and remembered and cherished ..we love you Pete and thank you for the time we knew were truely a gentle and beautiful man.may God cradle you n his arms with love and eternal peace..Marianne White and family.

  2. Jenny Simonetti on May 10, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Exceptional human being. Very proud to call him my brother in law. RIP dear Peter. You’ll live forever in my heart ❤️

  3. Ivette Blicksilver on May 10, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    He really did touch my heart in really only minutes. There was just something about him that I found so warming and comfortable that you have the feeling to have known him forever. RIP Peter. You will always be remembered and will always have a special place for you in my heart.

  4. Carole alvino on May 10, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    A group of us would go to ceramic corner together. Always was there to lend a hand or just make us laugh. May he rest in peace

  5. Maryann Cook on May 10, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    You will always be in my prayers and in my heart. May you Rest In Peace in the Lord’s paradise ✝️✝️

    • Betty on May 14, 2022 at 11:34 am

      Rest In Peace my dear friend. I will treasure and hold in my heart the many memories of you.

  6. eufemio vazquez jr on May 10, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    R.I.P. my friend

  7. Karen Kunze-Quinones on May 10, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Peter,

    30 years ago you walked into my mom’s Ceramic store as a customer and you left as family. We shared everything from Dinner , laughs and sometimes tears in that store.
    OMG, I have a ton of pictures from your private birthday party we had. Sometimes we even got Bob to come with your fur babies. I will miss your Kindness, Laughter and Love. and Who will be the first Christmas card we get now? Love you, Gator

  8. Rosemarie mirra on May 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    May he rest In peace. Knew him from the A&P i

    • Maria Matias on May 10, 2022 at 6:37 pm

      Peter you will ways be remembered and missed. Those of you had the privilege of working with you at ABN Amro Bank all the joys that you gave to to enjoy theu all the different activities you arranged for us to enjoy with you as an employee family
      Trips to baseball game operas shopping trips to outlets pinics snd for me riding the train home together to park parkchester where I lived in New York. Also sharing your father’s cooking thru Facebook and all the beautiful stories of chef Mike as we loving called him and all your kitty stores n fotos.
      All this sharing still happening long after we retired from Abn Amro.
      May you rest in peace and I know he has a special place in heaven for you.
      My condolences to all his family . Love you Peter ❤️ your friends Maria and Angel Matias

  9. jill valentin on May 10, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Peter will always be missed. What a fun loving person with a great heart. Peter was so good to me and my brother when we were growing up. He was like family to us. I miss playing BINGO with him. RIP MY FRIEND.

  10. Melissa Jeter on May 10, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Peter you were awesome starting from the beginning of my ABN AMRO days right up to 2022. Always a smile or a joke about our felines. You will be missed so much. Now you know the secret. Non voyage my friend. God bless you.

  11. Rita on May 10, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Uncle Peter, you will remain in my heart forever, how I will miss your kindness, love and of course laughter. We had such wonderful times together, always around a table with great food and even greater company. I know you are at peace among the angels and your loving family, friends and fur babies that have left this earth before you. Love you so much!!!

  12. Rich and Rita Montemagno on May 10, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Dearest friend Peter. Rest in peace in God’s hands. We are so grateful for our special friendship through the years. We love and will miss you so. God bless you and rest your soul.

  13. Janie ILL on May 10, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Rest In Peace Peter. Truly a kind and gentle soul. Always thoughtful.

  14. Isabelle Patricca on May 10, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    My darling friend I enjoyed our times together filled with laughter, love and food. I will truly miss you . Rest in Peace I love you

  15. Linda Brester on May 10, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Peter I cant believe your gone. Living in the capri and Meeting you and Bob was one of my greatest pleasures you were both there when my dad died and so happy and loved calling you my friends. You will be missed

  16. Cowsila Baboolall on May 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Peter , you were my coworker and work buddy at ABN Amro Bank. Friendly, always had a big smile . You were a wonderfully soul . I will miss hearing your first song in the morning on FB and your lunch/ dinner you had . You always give me advise on my 401k and tell me you will retire at 55. I am sure you enjoy you retirement time from NY to Miami. Sleep in pease my friend.

  17. Walt Rose on May 11, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Pete was a wonderful guy. We went through grammar school together and served as Altar Boys together.. Many memories We knew each other since dirt was young. Hope your enjoying dinners with Mom, Sis and Chef Mikey.

  18. Debbie Harrow on May 11, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Almost 40 years of friendship, 20 years of being neighbors. ‘Sitting out’ in the summer, eating take out once a week in my apt, our late nights when I first got internet, how good you were to my kids, the weekly card games, our crazy antics that we would still
    laugh about, I could go on forever with my memories. You were a part of some
    Of the best times of my life and I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to tell you that. I sure will miss you Peter RIP.

  19. Patricia Greaney on May 11, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Such a loss, he was beloved by anyone who ever crossed his path. His love of music, and his humor will stay with me always. I pray that your sis, dad, Arlene and Chris were there to greet you at the gates of heaven. Rest in peace my friend.

  20. Gladys Muniz on May 12, 2022 at 9:29 am

    My friend of many years. Truly will be missed…

  21. David Ring on May 13, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Peter I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but l feel as though l know you from your friendship with my mom, Ann Ring. She always talked about you and Bob and she considered you her dear friend. Rest in peace!
    David Ring
    (Ann Ring)

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