Simonne M. Gongas

Simonne M. (Cote) Gongas, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the Abbott House in Lynn, just two days short of her 95th birthday. She was the wife of the late William G. Gongas.
A lifelong resident of Salem, She was the daughter of the late William and Alma (Houde) Cote. As a young woman she began her working career at the former CBS Hytron of Salem, followed by twenty years at J.J. Newberry’s and Almy’s at the North Shore Shopping Center.
Simonne will be greatly missed by her three children; George W. Gongas of Peabody, JoAnn L. York of Salem, Patricia Gookin and her husband Dana P. of Swampscott. She also leaves six grandchildren; Jaime Cruz, Geoffrey and William Gongas, Kerry Thyne, Ashley Attridge and Hayley Gambardella, as well as sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Javan D. York and her daughter-in-law, Laurel W. Gongas.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visiting hours on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Levesque Funeral Home, `163 Lafayette St., [Route 114 / 1-A] Salem, Face masks are required as is social distancing. Kindly refrain from all physical contact with family members. Her private funeral service will be on Friday, October 16th and will be, followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. For guestbook please visit
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Salem, MA USA 01970