Alfred De Simone, 93, dies

Columbus, OH — Alfred Joseph De Simone, 93, died Jan. 30, 2022, at his home in Monticello, N.Y., surrounded by his family.

The son of the late Anthony De Simone Sr. and Adeline Lagomarsino DeSimone, he was born June 29, 1928, in East Harlem, N.Y. He was the widower of Clara DePace De Simone, who preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 1996.

Mr. De Simone first came to Monticello as a teenager while driving for the Intercity Bus Line with his brothers and his father. He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union #445.

He went on to establish De Simone Bros. Horse Transportation with his brother Joe.

As a racehorse owner himself throughout the years, he was an avid member of the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association and its community, serving as its president for many years.

In his later years, De Simone Bros. Horse Transportation focused on shipping hay into the Sullivan County area from the Finger Lakes region. He continued to hit the road with his brother Joe for many years and enjoyed every minute.

He is survived by his children, Anthony, Denise, Marie DeSimone (Charlie), Josie De Simone-Pratti (Paul), Joanne De Simone-Morena (Michael), and Ellie De Simone-Brooks; grandchildren, Beth Tignor, Christine Kaempfe, Caroline Varner, Annette, Sam Miller and Kristen Brooks; great-grandchildren, Emily Tignor, Anthony Tignor, Matthew Kaempfe, Ava Grace Jeffords, Ronan Azaria Miller and Wes Avery Miller; brother, John Sr.; sister, Angela Mesceda; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Adeline; infant son, Frank; brothers, Pasquale (Pat), Anthony Jr., and Joseph; sister, Maria; and stepmother, Peggy.

Visitation will be held on Saturday (Feb. 5) from 1-3 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello with a funeral service starting at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Monticello.

Arrangements are under the direction of VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit

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