Amy Claire Simington, age 42 of Chicago, IL, passed away on February 11, 2019 following a brief illness.
She was born in Somerville, N.J. on September 4, 1976 and is the daughter of Gordon W. and Claire Marie Schall Simington of Hobe Sound, FL.
Amy graduated from Hillsborough High School (NJ) in 1994 and the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Horticulture in 1999. Amy moved to Florida following graduation and was employed as a Supervisor with the Florida Department of Agriculture for several years. Amy loved horticulture and the outdoors and took great pride creating and managing several garden centers in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas.
Amy later relocated to Chicago, enrolled in culinary classes and became a chef. She was soon hired by the Little Sisters of the Poor, where she was truly appreciated by everyone. Many Sisters and residents frequently commented on her clever culinary creations.
Amy was a very giving and caring person earning the Somerset County Youth Volunteerism Award during her senior year in high school. In fact, during a scholarship ceremony one of the presenters referred to her as "the Mother Theresa of Hillsborough." Never self seeking, she preferred to work behind the scenes in all her pursuits.
Amy was predeceased by her grandparents Gordon Sr. and Mrs. Bertha Simington and Stanley and Isabel Schall.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her uncles: Ronald (Barbara) Schall, Richard (Elizabeth) Schall and Daniel (Mary Beth) Schall and aunts Wendy (Bill) Skillman and Lori (Paul) Leadingham and numerous cousins. Amy will be sadly missed by all her friends and family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:00 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am from the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 State Route 29, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621, with Rev. Alex Roche, officiating.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Memorial donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, Attn: Sister Marcella, 2325 North Lakewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.