Myrtis A. Simmons

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  • "Love and miss you Aunt Myrtis"
    - Leslie Champlain
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Myrtis A. Simmons, 95, a Narragansett Indian, of Charlestown, formerly of Indian Run Village in Wakefield, died peacefully at the home of her niece. She was the wife of the late Ralph Simmons.
Born in Wickford, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Howard V. Champlin and Mabel (Perry) Sebastian. Myrtis lived in Boston, Mass., and worked as a seamstress for many years. She also worked at the Rhode Island Medical Center until her retirement in 1985.
She is survived by a brother, Richard Sebastian, and a sister, Juanita Reels, both of Ledyard, Conn. Myrtis was the sister of the late Harold, Catherine and Mason Champlain; Clifford, Emmanuel and Vincent Sebastian; Doris LaCorbinere, Evelyn Reels, Phyllis Waite, Margery Pinson and Constance Sampson.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in First Hopkinton Cemetery, Fairview Avenue, Hopkinton, R.I. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield, R.I.
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88 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
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Published in The Westerly Sun on July 30, 2012
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