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Sandra (DeSimone) Hengeli

Died: Wed., Feb. 10, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 15, 2021
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 16, 2021
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Parish

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Sandra Hengeli, age 60, went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2021. 

Sandy, daughter of Frank and Madaline DeSimone, was born and raised in Akron’s North Hill.  She was a loving wife of 38 years to Keith Hengeli and is also survived by her twin daughters, Jessica Hengeli and Janine Aguilar, whom she was very proud of.  Sandy held a very special and shining place in her heart for her granddaughter Sophia.  She loved that Sophia called her Samby or Gramby and she spoiled her to no end; Sandy would have given Sophia the moon if she could have.  Sandy lived a good, generous life.  She was always there for others and always willing to do anything she could to help.  Sandy and Keith met on the softball field and she carried that through the years by volunteering as a coach and manager for the twins in the Tallmadge Little League Softball program.  Sandy started her professional career with Schrader Bellows and eventually retired from Exxon Mobile as a Senior Procurement Associate.  Most important to Sandy was family and the special bond hers had.  She always found time for family parties, get-togethers or any event that brought them all together.  One of her favorite things was annual family vacations to Ocean Isle Beach where there would be as many as 50 of her closest family members all in houses together.  Sandy will be missed and mourned greatly; a void will remain in the hearts of many. 

Sandy was greeted at the gates of Heaven by her loved ones that preceded her, including her father Frank S. DeSimone; sister Fiora “Sis” Megenhardt; Brother Patrick Daugherty, Sr.; Grandmother Mary Panaia Ulrich; Aunt Violanda “Yollie” DeSimone; Uncle Nick DeSimone; Uncle Philip Panaia; and other loved family members. 

She is survived by mother Madaline DeSimone.  Sisters MaryLou Daugherty; Anna Marie (Jim) Janish; Patricia DeSimone.  Brothers Frank D. (Julia) DeSimone; Angelo DeSimone; Anthony (Lisa) DeSimone; Nick DeSimone.  Nieces Angela (Sean) Shiplett and son Donovan; Kathryn Daugherty and daughter Mackenzie Bell; Kristina Clark and children Ashley, Tyrese and Joe; Alicia Blocker and son Josiah,  Nephews Patrick (Latassha) Daugherty and son Dominic; Michael DeSimone; Frankie DeSimone; Joey DeSimone; as well as many more loved nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The family will receive friends Monday, February 15 from 4-7 p.m. at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main), 552 North Main Street, Akron.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 83 Mosser Pl, Akron.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park.

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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Deborah L Adams
   Posted Sun February 14, 2021
Prayers go out to all of the family. We are all deeply sorry for your loss. So many memories and stories to share. Love you all.
Debbie Adams and Family

Christine Pusateri
   Posted Mon February 15, 2021
My deepest condolences to Keith and the girls, and all of the rest of the family.
Sandy and I were good friends all the years we worked together at Exxon. She was always there to talk and listen and laugh. She reached out to me in September when she saw that I was in the hospital. I will miss her so much. Her passing has been such a shock, and I will pray for you all that you find comfort in this very difficult time. Please know how many people loved her.

Christine Pusateri

Candace Walker
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
Dear Keith, Sandy's daughters and the entire DeSimone family,

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sandy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I apologize for not attending the visitation or Mass due to the weather and pandemic but please know I have been praying for all of you. Sandy and I were neighbors and classmates. I will hold on to the fond memories I have of her. Sandy will be missed and never forgotten.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Candace Walker

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