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Robert J. Simmons

June 22nd, 2016

Robert J. Simmons, cherished husband of Janice, died peacefully at the Spaulding Hospital and Rehabilitation of Cambridge on June 22nd, 2016.

Bob was born in Medford on April 2nd, 1947 and was the dear son of the late William and Janet (Ball) Simmons; brother of Carolyn and her husband Bill Gable, brother of Joseph and his wife Melissa (Glencross) and beloved uncle to Michael and Stefanie Gable and Billy, Tommy and Jonathon Simmons all of Wilmington. Bob was predeceased by his sister, Mary, and his brother Frank.

Bob proudly served his country for four years in the US Air Force. He trained in Biloxi, Mississippi and was stationed in Pakistan. He retired from Raytheon after 30+ years as an engineer. Bob not only played softball for a number of years, but he became known as “Coach” to his many players and friends. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge 2071 for many years and became Exalted Ruler in 2009.

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 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.

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12 Entries in Guest Book for “Robert J. Simmons”

  1. William R. Lowe III says:

    Aloha uncle Bob.
    All is well in Hawaii.. And diggity says woof woof.., I always knew you were the kewlest uncle I’ve ever had.. ( Go Patroits!!!!) Red Sox got swept today.. ?? The pitching and bullpen need some serious work.. But beond that , I will really miss u dearly… Thanksgiving and Christmas will not be the same.. 46 years you have been in my life..
    And will always miss your humor.. Your the best Uncle.. And loved every minute we spent together.. Mahalos for all
    Love Billy
    Ps ; , new oreans style,,

  2. DAVID GARDNER says:

    HI coach I’am so sad of your passing I will really miss you bro. also my heart goes out to your lovely wife Janice. who has been by your side from day one of your Illness. you are at rest & peace now bob. love you bro dave [ boss]

  3. Jean Perry says:

    To Janice, Carolyn, Joe and the family, my deepest condolences and prayers go out to you in your pain at this time. You are a wonderful family who I’ve been honored to know through the years. I know he will be very missed. God bless you all.

  4. Heather Higgins says:

    You will be missed. Always brought a smile to those around you. Rest easy. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  5. Stefanie Bishop says:

    Coach, thanks for being such a great friend to my dad, he really appreciated your friendship and when you came to visit him in rehab. We as a family appreciated your kindness to my dad as well. RIP Coach
    Stefanie Butler Bishop. (Johnny Butler’s daughter)

  6. Fred and Linda Baker says:

    Coach, thanks for being a great friend and someone who always had a smile on his face. Your truly going to be missed by all at the lodge an in the community. RIP Coach, Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Fred and Linda Baker

  7. Joanne Gustin says:

    Love to all the family.

  8. Hal Avery (Elks) says:

    Good bye my friend

  9. Paul Murphy (Elks) says:

    Good bye my friend, from your friend at the Elks

  10. James Wagner says:

    Coach was a close friend and will all ways be thinking of you . RIP EXALTED RULER

  11. Michael Ball says:

    To your wife Janise, Carolyn And Joey. My deepest condolences to you all. Bobby may you rest in peace !

  12. Aries says:

    May this dear family find comfort in the resurrection hope spoken by Jesus at John 5:28, 29 where he said that “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Your dear Bob now rests, awaiting that call. I hope you all take care and please accept my sincerest condolences.

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