John F. Simmons, 80

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BRUNSWICK — John F. Simmons, 80, died unexpectedly on Jan. 13.

He was born July 22, 1934, the son of Alfred W. Simmons and Myrtle Knight Simmons. He grew up in Brunswick and attended local schools.

He married his wife, Jackie, on Nov. 3, 1951, and the couple shared 63 years of their lives together.

Simmons was a carpenter who worked hard at his trade, and he was very proud of his accomplishments. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren; nothing was more important to him than his family. He also enjoyed golfing, and bowling with his team, Simmons Builders.

He was predeceased by his son, John Simmons; brothers Alfred Simmons Jr. and Manford Simmons; and a sister, Florence Seig.

Simmons is survived by his wife, Jackie Simmons; a sister, Marjorie Webb, of Virginia; his daughter, Pamela Elwell; his daughter-in-law, Jane Simmons; his grandchildren, Tina Judd and husband, David, Vicki Murray and husband, Ernie, Brad Elwell, and Matthew Simmons and fiancee, Teresa Hall; his great- grandchildren, Jonathan and Dustin Simmons, D.J., Alyssa, Miguel, Erika and Christopher Judd, Branden Murray and Gaige Elwell; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Simmons’ life will be held Sunday, Jan. 25, from 3-5 p.m., at the Kopper Kettle, 7 Second St., Topsham.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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