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9850 West Thunderbird Road
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Shirley Grooms

Shirley Theresa Grooms (Seth)

Friday, August 8th, 1930 - Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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Shirley Theresa (Seth) Grooms
1930 - 2019

Shirley Theresa (Seth) Grooms, age 88, of Phoenix, Arizona, and formerly of Piney Point, Maryland, passed away peacefully at her residence Thursday morning, April 25th, 2019

She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on August 8, 1930, a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Loretta L. (Lutz) Seth

Shirley was a graduate of Villa Maria Academy where she lettered in women’s basketball. She proudly worked for many years at Capital then United Airlines where she flourished in her career. She was a longtime member of St. George Catholic Church in Valley Lee, Maryland.

Shirley enjoyed traveling the world with her friends and family, as well as, knitting, bowling, watching sports, and most importantly taking care of her beloved grandchildren. She took great pleasure in living near the water and appreciated the beauty that surrounded her in Southern Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Grooms, in 2012, and four brothers, Jerome, Joseph, James, and Harold, and one sister, Mary Jane Hyziewicz.

Shirley is survived by one son, Christopher Simonetta (Ruth Ann Jewell), of Phoenix, Arizona, two grandchildren, Alexis and Joseph Simonetta of Sterling, Virginia, and many beloved extended family members in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 6180 West Utopia Road, Glendale, Arizona 85308 on May 10th, 2019 @ 10:00am.

A private Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024 @ 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or
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    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church
    6180 West Utopia Road
    Glendale, Az 85308
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  • Interment

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 2:30pm
    23029 N. Cave Creek Road
    Phoenix, Arizona 85024
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    A private Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of Arizona,


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Jeff Seth

Posted at 06:21am
Chris and family,

So sorry to hear of Aunt Shirley's passing. She was an awesome person and we and the entire Seth family have many great memories of her. Earth may be a little quieter now, but heaven is surely livelier!

Jeff and Kathy Seth


Posted at 05:25am
Peace, Prayers and Blessings from Jeff and Kathy Seth, Kim and Kevin Hines, Suzanne Seth and Michelle Seth and their families.
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