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Edward S. Simonds

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Edward S. Simonds Obituary

Edward S. Simonds, 73, of Weatogue, formerly of Unionville, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at home. Son of the late Harrison Keen Simonds and Frances (Dorman) Simonds, Ed was born in Hartford on September 22, 1940. He grew up in Unionville and graduated from Farmington High School in 1958. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut, Ed was commissioned by the U.S. Army. He achieved the rank of Captain and honorably served as a decorated fixed-wing pilot in the 221st Aviation Company during the Vietnam War. He later returned to UConn and received his MBA. Ed worked in the healthcare industry as a CPA for the majority of his career and in later years was self-employed. He was a Deacon and faithful member of the Collinsville Congregational Church for many years as well as an active member of the Gildo T. Consolini Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3272 in Avon. During his leisure time, Ed enjoyed volunteering with Boy Scout Troop 177 in Collinsville, reading, gardening, and camping with his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of the UConn Huskies women's basketball program and the Boston Red Sox. Those left to treasure his memory include: his wife, Joanne (Varcoe) Simonds, of Weatogue; daughter, Karen Smith of Avon and Skip Desjardin; son, Steven Simonds and his wife Pam of Burlington; son, Mark Simonds of Encinitas, CA; brother, William T. Simonds of Unionville; brother, John R. Simonds and his wife Judi of Burlington; and sister, Dorothy Sheflin and her husband Ray of Sevierville, TN. Ed was a loving and doting grandpa to seven grandchildren: Mark Nezas, Alexandra and Benjamin Simonds, Harrison, Matthew, Garrett, and Rachel Smith. He was predeceased by three infant grandsons: Andrew, Brendan, and Christopher Smith. Calling hours will be at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27th. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd. in Avon. Weather permitting, burial and military honors will immediately follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Avon. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurses Association, the Avon Health Center and the Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital. Memorial donations may be made to the Avon VFW Post 3272, c/o Donald Perreault, 555 Huckleberry Hill Rd, Avon, CT 06001 and to the Collinsville Congregational Church, 7 South Street, Collinsville, CT 06019. To send notes of condolence to his family, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 22, 2013
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