Kathleen T. Simmons (Gannon) of Madison, NH passed away at the family home in East Bridgewater February 18, 2021 at the age of 76 surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born in South Boston, daughter of the late Josephine Flaherty and Joseph Gannon. Mrs. Simmons was raised and educated in South Boston and graduated from South Boston High School. She had been living in New Hampshire for the past 15 years. Kathleen had been fortunate enough to call St. Croix her home for several years where she enjoyed snorkeling, scuba diving, the crab races with her grandchildren and volunteering for the St. Croix International Triathlon. While in New Hampshire she enjoyed golf, knitting and worked at the Memorial Hospital as a medical coder and volunteered her time at the Gibson Center for Senior Services. Most of all she enjoyed her 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and was excited for the arrival of her 6th great grandchild this Fall. .
Wife of 57 years to Robert E. Simmons of Madison, NH, retired Postmaster of St. Croix US Virgin Islands. Mother of Kathleen (Simmons) Medairos of Raynham Ma, Patty (Simmons) Sperber of Raynham Ma, Kelly (Simmons) Donovan & husband Tim Donovan, of Bridgewater Ma, Peggy (Simmons) Meighan & husband Ed Meighan of Merrimack NH and Maura (Simmons) Mathias & husband John Mathias of Morris IL.
Sister of Marybeth Gannon, Denise Gannon, Peggy McCoy & Paula McDonough
Pre-deceased by the following: sister Muriel Tracey and brothers Joseph, William & Robert.
Grandmother of: Michael Penzo, Eric Penzo, Dylan Medairos, Cody Medairos, Sara Sperber, Andrew Wilkinson, Gregory Wilkinson, Hillary Demelo, Conor Meighan, Shannon Meighan, Canyon Kenny, & Rane Kenny. Great Grandmother to Scarlett Penzo, Samuel Penzo, Paetyn Wilkinson, Jace Wilkinson and Carson Demelo.
Visiting hours with Covid-19 restrictions will be held Saturday February 20th from 10:00 -12:00 noon in the Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 98 Bedford Street Bridgewater. A Private family Funeral Service will be held at noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Tufts Medical Center Pulmonary Research Fund. Gifts can be made online at https://giving.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/give please make sure to choose other under designation and type in Pulmonary Research Fund or by mailing a check to:
Tufts Medical Center Development Office 800 Washington Street, #231 Boston, MA 02111