Perfection Fresh Australia and the Simonetta family have shared the news of the passing of their family patriarch and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Antonio Simonetta. He peacefully departed at midday on Monday, 18 December 2023, at the age of 86.
At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Mary, his children Michael, Rosemary, Vincent and John, as well as their spouses and children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Born in Italy, he and his family immigrated to Australia in 1955.
“We will mourn his loss and lovingly remember him as a remarkable man who was deeply devoted to his family, friends and business. His constant presence was a source of love, wisdom, and strength for our family and those around him. “
He is best remembered for founding Perfection Fresh. Starting the company in 1978, it has today grown to become Australia’s largest private fresh fruit and vegetable producer, employing around 2,000 people.
“He leaves behind an incredible legacy.”
“As a family, we appreciate the support and love from friends, business associates, employees and well-wishers during this difficult time. We find comfort in the memories and love that we shared with him and the wonderful impact he had on our lives and the lives of others that he touched.
“Thank you for your support during this difficult time.”
His funeral will be held on Friday, 22 December 2023, at 1pm at All Saints’ Catholic Church, 48 George St, Liverpool NSW.