Simmons, Janet

September 19th, 2008

Janet A. (Ball) Simmons, age 82, of Wilmington, died peacefully at her home on September 18, 2008 surrounded by family following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Simmons, devoted mother of Robert J. Simmons and his wife Janice (Lowe) of Billerica, Carolyn S. Gable and her husband William, Joseph P. Simmons and his wife Melissa (Glencross) all of Wilmington, and the late Mary M. Simmons & Frank W. Simmons, loving grandmother of Michael and Stefanie Gable, William, Thomas, and Jonathon Simmons all of Wilmington, dear daughter of the late Ralph C. & Jennie A. (Silva) Ball, sister of Robert F. Ball of Las Cruces, New Mexico and the late Ralph C. Ball.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, September 22nd at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours on Sunday, September 21st from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Visiting Nurses of Middlesex-East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Simmons, Janet”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bob (Coach) and family:

    Our deepest sympathies to you and the family in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Chuck and Deb Bowser

  2. Anonymous says:

    We miss her so much already as she was a mother to all of us. We know that you are with Dad right now and that comforts all of us. God Bless you Aunt Janet.
    The Ball family.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Bob (Coach) and Family;
    We are sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to all of you.

    Scott and Chris Smith

  4. Taylor Rubbins says:


    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I was very moved by the beautiful sentiments you wrote about her. She was obviously a loving, kind and giving person. I know that this is a very difficult time for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

    Taylor Rubbins (Potomac’s mom)

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