Richard Simmons

Richard B Simmons Jr.

Saturday, August 4th, 1928 - Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

OAKHAM- Richard B. Simmons, Jr, 91,died January 23,2020 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was born in Newton, MA son of Richard B Simmons Sr and Barbara (Hutton) Simmons and was a former resident of Hopkinton, and the Brookfields.

He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Eleanor E. (Going) Simmons; 5 children Janet Paradis and her husband George of Oakham, Lee Ann Nelson and her husband Richard of North Carolina, Richard Simmons and his wife Deb of West Brookfield, Nancy Larence and her husband Roger of Northbridge and Matthew Simmons and his wife Beth of Brookfield; 9 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Simmons was a life-long truck driver and involved in many facets of real estate. He was a decorated US Army Korean War Veteran.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at UMass Oncology Department in Worcester for the care they gave Richard over the past 21 months.

Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, January 31,2019 from 5-7PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 11:00AM in the Oakham Congregational Church 4 Coldbrook Rd. in Oakham. Donations may be made in his name to St.Jude's Childrens Hospital 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 3810.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Pillsbury Funeral Home - North BrookField
    Address
    44 Gilbert St
    NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA 01535
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Oakham Congregational Church
    Address
    4 Coldbrook Rd.
    OAKHAM, MA
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Anita Egan

Posted at 12:53pm
Rich, you were the best landlord one could ever have asked for. You went above and beyond for my family. We started at Windemere, the once the girls out grew that, we moved onto front Street. Even after we bought our house on Charmil Drive, you still were there to show us how to fix and upkeep as new homeowners. Through you, I had the pleasure in meeting your beautiful wife, Eleanor and your boys and grandchildren. What a wonderful family your have raised. I'm sure Mike would fully agree with me.
Thank you for being you. A gruff ole teddy bear.
Anita Egan and family.
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Leona & Harry, Helene & Frank, Jean & Al

Posted at 03:22pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 10:37am
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