Olean – Genevieve "Sitti/Sitto" Simon Dwaileebe
Genevieve Simon Dwaileebe, of 1180 Route 16 South, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, August 17, 2020, at the Olean General Hospital, following a brief illness.
Genevieve was born on January 14, 1933 in Providence, RI and was a daughter of Anthony and Anne Abdellah Simon. On October 20, 1956, in Miami, FL, Genevieve was blessed and fortunate to have married the love of her life, Charles J. Dwaileebe. They were married for thirty seven years. Charlie predeceased her on September 22, 1993.
Genevieve's life was her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was devoted to her entire family, loved to cook her famous Lebanese dishes, and made sure that everyone enjoyed being together. Genevieve was a wonderful and dedicated mother, Sitti and Sitto to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Genevieve was a member of St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Olean and volunteered many years at the annual Lebanese Festival, the Cadillac Dinner, and various other fundraisers for her church. She was also on the bereavement committee. Genevieve was a very giving person to Olean. Through her generosity, she never missed an opportunity to support her community.
Genevieve is survived by; her 5 children, AnnMarie (Dennis) Wright, Gail (Enzo) Bagazzoli, Charles "Chuck" Dwaileebe, and Michael Dwaileebe all of Olean, and Paula (Johnny, Friend) Dwaileebe of Maryland; her 11 grandchildren, Brad (Amanda) Wright, Benjamin Wright, and Broderick Wright all of Olean, Nicholas Bagazzoli of Florida, Dominic (Hannah) Bagazzoli of Pennsylvania, Charles Dwaileebe of Maryland, Brian Dwaileebe of Pennsylvania, Jake Dwaileebe of Jamestown, Olivia Dwaileebe of Tennessee, Michelle (Nicholas) Moises of California, and Megan Dwaileebe of Pennsylvania; 3 great grandchildren, Genevieve and Addalyn Wright and Weston Dwaileebe; a sister-in-law, Carol Dwaileebe of Olean; 2 brothers-in-law, James Dwaileebe and Joseph Dwaileebe of California; many nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Edward Renaud.
Along with her loving husband, Charles, Genevieve was predeceased by; her parents, Tony and Anne Simon; her parents-in-law, James and Alice Dwaileebe; a son Joseph "JJ" Dwaileebe; her sisters, Loretta Simon, Barbara Simon, Marie Simon, and Helen Simon; her brother, Anthony Simon; and a brother-in-law, John Dwaileebe.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean, where an Incense Service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm. A Divine Liturgy will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:00 am at the St. Joseph's Maronite Rite Catholic Church, 1102 Walnut Street, Olean. the Rev. Tanios Mouanes, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Maronite Rite Catholic Church or to the St. Joseph's Maronite Rite Catholic Church Bereavement Committee, 1102 Walnut Street, Olean, New York 14760.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
All Covid-19 regulations will be followed at the visitation and the funeral. Masks must be worn and social distancing will apply.