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Therese Simmons

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Therese H. Simmons 1926 - 2010 NORTH BENNINGTON, VT Therese H. Simmons, 84, a resident of Main Street, North Bennington, died on Saturday morning, Dec. 11, at the Centers for Living and Rehab in Bennington. She was born in Bennington on March 25, 1926, daughter of the late Harold and Lida Bourgeois Hurley. She received her education in Bennington Schools. Therese married Arthur C. Simmons on Oct. 4, 1947, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. In earlier years, she was employed as an operator by New England Telephone Company and later at Nichols Department Store, Atkins Jewelry and Reese's Textile Mill. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington, a member of the Sodality and also the lead soprano in the church choir. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Simmons of North Bennington; two sisters, Jane Just of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Blanche Hill Stein of Lockport, N.Y.; five nieces and nephews, Darlene Wilson and Robert Hill of Youngstown, N.Y., Vivian DeCarlo of Fort Myers, Fla., Joy Monroe of Newfane, N.Y., and John Hill of Bloomsburg, Pa.; and a cousin, Edith LeRay of Bennington. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME in Bennington on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 9:15 a.m. with a prayer, and from St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington at 10, where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Memorial contributions for Therese may be made to St. John the Baptist Church through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 13, 2010
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