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SIMMONS, Robert J. Age 69, of Billerica, cherished husband of Janice, died peacefully at the Spaulding Hospital and Rehabilitation of Cambridge on June 22, 2016. Bob was born in Medford on April 2, 1947 and was the dear son of the late William and Janet (Ball) Simmons; brother of Carolyn & her husband Bill Gable, Joseph & his wife Melissa (Glencross) Simmons. Beloved uncle to Michael & Stefanie Gable and Billy, Tommy & Jonathon Simmons all of Wilmington. Bob was predeceased by his sister, Mary and his brother Frank. Family and friends will gather for a Funeral on Monday, June 27th at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62) WILMINGTON, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, June 26th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Bob's name may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Development Office, 1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He retired from Raytheon after 30+ years and was a member of the Elks Lodge 2071 for many years; he became Exalted Ruler in 2009. Nichols Funeral Home 978-658-4744 www.nicholsfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on June 23, 2016
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