June Marie Simmons
1932-2014 WILMINGTON June Marie Simmons, 81, a resident of Sun and Ski Road, passed away April 18, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. June was born in Queens, New York on June 17, 1932 the second daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (Vaquer) Simmons. June received her education in Queens, graduating from Grover Cleveland High School. She trained as a registered nurse and graduated from the Metropolitan School of Nursing, as (RN) Registered Nurse, and received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattesburgh). June enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict and served active duty in Viet Nam as a Medevac Nurse flying in and out of Viet Nam, evacuating casualties and bringing them home. June left Viet Nam achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and received the Air Force Star. June retired form the United States Air Force relocating to Vermont where she lived until her death. Upon her retirement, June worked at the Vermont National Bank and volunteered at the Town Hall and Library. June also volunteered for the Welcome Baby Program in Wilmington and was a very active member of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church. June enjoyed traveling, listening to opera music, knitting, crocheting, was an avid reader and spending time with her family. June also loved education and stressing the value of a good education to her loved ones. A devoted aunt and friend, June is survived by her siblings George D. Simmons (Betty Ann), Carol Turner (Jack), Gloria Simmons, Edith Slowe (Richard) and Marylou Simmons, godchildren Dominick Muscari, Anne-Marie Muscari and Tammi Morse, her nieces and nephews, Barbara Ann and James Simmons, Kelly Ann Turner Cecchini, Kimberly Turner Arcidiacono, Jackie Turner(John Landry), John Turner (Michelle), Meredith Slowe Muscari (Vincent), Cynthia Slowe Fisher and Richard E. Slowe, Jr.(Debra). She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews, friends and the professional compassionate staff of the Visiting Nurses and Hospice. She was preceded in death by her brother Philip C. Simmons and sister Mary Zader Simmons. FUNERAL NOTICE: A mass of christian death and burial will be celebrated Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 11am at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington. Interment will be private. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in June's memory may be made to the June Simmons Educational Trust Fund at Peoples United Bank in Wilmington, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, Vermont 05363. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home 44 East Main Street Wilmington, Vermont.
Covey & Allen Funeral and Cremation Service
44 East Main St. Wilmington, VT 05363
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 21, 2014