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Noel George Simmons

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 18 from 3:00 pm. to 6:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Simmons, NoelHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Noel G. Simmons who passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Tufts Medical Center of Boston. All are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St. Everett. Entombment will follow in the Versailles Mausoleum Building at Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

He was born and raised in Radstock, England on December 25th 1936. He then ventured to the USA, in 1964, settling in Massachusetts and eventually wintering in Sunrise, Florida for over 25 years. Noel spent over 20 years with the M.B.T.A. as a driver, collector and inspector before retiring in 1991. He was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Masons. His family was his main priority and he was theirs. He enjoyed the comfort and beauty of his homes and gardens and the joy of entertaining his family. They will long remember his tenderness, hearty laugh, great stories, gusto for life and ability to light up any room he walked into. He also loved traveling the world and meeting and socializing with anyone he met. Everyone he met liked him for his ability to make them laugh and smile.

 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Evelyn (Falcucci) Simmons, three cherished children, Jayne C. Simmons of Stow, VT, John Simmons and his wife Cliona of Millis, MA and Rosa Simmons-Gaffny and her husband Kevin of Danvers. He is the devoted grandfather of Christopher O., Neil P. and Evan B. Simmons, all of Millis, MA. He is the dear brother to Ann Taylor and her husband, Terry, Marilyn Ashman and her husband Brian, all of England and the late John Simmons. He is the son of the late Rose (Russell) Simmons and Albert Simmons. Many loving nieces and nephews survive him here in the USA and England. In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, January 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Everett

Entombment

Versailles Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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  1. Rosa Simmons
    Feb 4 2016

    Pop, you were the best father in the world and loved us no matter what! You were there for us whenever we needed. You were our confidant, adviser and most importantly father. You taught us how to love not only people but animals as well. I wish I could see you, call you and talk to you one more time. I will miss you and think of you everyday! Love Rosa –

  2. HamdAllah
    Feb 4 2016

    Dear Rosa,

    Your family has been truly blessed with a wonderful father.You are a very kind person who radiates the great love your father gave you.God be with you and the rest of the family.

    Sincerely,

    HamdAllah.

  3. Jayne Simmons
    Jan 20 2016

    Pop, my heart is broken….you were and still are the light of our lives. All three of us could not have asked for a better father. You gave us love,support, friendship and fun. You always put us first…you never let us fall. We are proud to have called you our Pop. We all loved being in your company…you always had us laughing….there was never a dull moment. Everyone that met you was drawn to you….you never met a stranger….it didn’t matter if they were 5 or 105, you made them laugh. I will never forget that booming laugh. Thank you for raising me with good values,and teaching me to respect others…these are life lessons I will have with me until my dying breath. You will always be with me….I love you Pop.

  4. Lisa Landy
    Jan 17 2016

    I send my heartfelt condolences to Noel Simmons, a very beautiful bright light in the sky and the hearts of so many. He was a very sweet and lovely man, someone whose energy and love was felt throughout the room, his family, and everyone he knew I am sure. I am glad to have been a part of his life, offered a small reiki treatment to him with Rosa, and know that his jubilant spirit resides with the best of the best.
    He is in my thoughts and also my thoughts go out to every single one in the Simmons family who made my life alittle more special for being like a second family to me. Much love, blessings and light to the Simmons family.

  5. Leonard Caplan
    Jan 16 2016

    Mr. Simmons was all that this piece says about him and more. He was free and easy with his smiles and radiated positivity without ever saying a word. And when he did speak, he was always interested in what you were doing and how you were. I pray for him and his family.

  6. Fabiola Lopez and Oreo
    Jan 15 2016

    Rosa, we send our condolences to you during these hard times. Your father sounded like a truly special and kind person just like you. Please know that you are all in my prayers every night and I ask Oreo to take care of you from heaven.

    Hugs,

    Fabiola

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