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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA

OBITUARY

Craig Simpson

6 December , 19529 May , 2019
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Craig Simpson – 66, of Scituate passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on the morning of May 9, 2019. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Valerie (Madge) Simpson, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.

The son of the late David and Mary (Pratt) Simpson, he was a 1971 graduate of Quincy North High School and went on to earn a Bachelors Degree from UMASS Amherst.

Craig loved to spend time on his boat, fishing, going to Cape Cod and being with his boys.

He was the devoted father of Craig Simpson and his wife Lindsay of Hanover, Kyle Simpson and his wife Lauren of Norwood, Jeff Simpson and Elizabeth Auwood of Boston. He was most proud to be “Ace,” as he was known to his cherished grandchildren Caroline, Harper, Timothy and Logan.

Loving brother to David Simpson and his wife Nancy of Framington, ME and Scott Simpson and his wife Debbie of Braintree, MA.

Visiting hours Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. Funeral service Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10 AM at First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate, MA. Interment to take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, Attn: Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, 13 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 14 May , 2019

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Dave Wilson

13 May 2019

Craig and I were roommates in college at UMass. We both transferred to the Amherst campus in 1976 from Massasoit Community College. I have numerous memories of my friend Craig. Where you found him you usually found me and visa versa. We even had some of the same classes and certainly traveled in the same circle of friends including our really good friend Coombsie. Most of you woudn't know this but Craig's nickname in college was at first "Chimpson". But like most nicknames it evolved and became "Chimpa". So the grandkids now know that was his name before "Ace".

Craig was alway laughing and of course trying to pull practical jokes on me . But I got him back pretty good once by convincing that the home made soap my mother made was Penuche fudge. Craig and I even attended church together a couple of times in Amherst and together we were always somehow in the middle of a party.

Craig was generous and was a considerate room mate as well as a great friend. I recollect when he first met Val and was so proud as to how high he was marrying up. We had the pleasure of visiting Craig and Val on the Cape and at their home. Both times graciously putting up my crew. The kids were still fairly young at that point so I don't know if they will remember that.

We will miss you my friend and I will always cherish our crazy fun times.

Rick Hall

13 May 2019

I am lucky enough to have known Craig for more than 30 years. We shared many things, we each made a career in printing papers, enjoyed a home in Scituate, and also a summer home in Dennisport on Cape Cod. More times than I can count, as I enjoyed my morning coffee on the deck of my cottage, I would hear a loud, hardy, and heartfelt salutation from Craig as he and Valerie drove past. Craig, waving from the open window of his car would yell, "RICKY HALL!!" It was a weekly event at a minimum and my entire family would laugh, wave, and yell "Hi Craig!!" And if I was not at home, they would be sure to let me know that Craig had been by earlier. I will miss those drive by's. I will greatly miss Craig. I offer my deepest condolences to the entire Simpson family.

Dolly & Ken Bandera

12 May 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Dolly & Ken Bandera

Nora Patrolia Alfano

11 May 2019

Valerie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Love,
Nora

Alan Goostray

11 May 2019

RIP Cousin. Many fond memories around the holidays on Clarke Street in Braintree with relatives and family members. My thoughts and comforting prayers are with your family.
Alan Goostray

Mike Rapa

11 May 2019

To Val, Craig, Kyle, Jeffrey and Family.

Donna and I are very sorry for your loss. Craig was truly a wonderful guy. I will miss him! The Lindenmeyr Munroe family is completely devastated today and the void in the office will ..........Never be filled.

Craig and I met, he was 26, I was 22 . Just recently got new jobs at DF Munroe, our new kids came soon enough. He was always teasing me that he created 3 boys and I only have 1 son and a girl. He was so damn proud of that.

In those days, we were just a couple crazy young paper salemen who made cold calls together, taught each other to laugh off rejection and talked family and life all the time.
Craig was the classic person who didn"t take everything so serious. His jokes, laughter and simple sarcasm were very infectious. He made me smile like no one could when in his presence.

These past years with his grand children was very special to him.. He loved the many trips and boating with you all and talked about it to no end.

I miss you already Craig!

Rest in Peace my friend!

I will see you on the other side. We can throw the hook and maybe catch that big one we laughed about so many times!!

Mike and Donna Rapa

Nancy Goostray Stewart

10 May 2019

This does not seem real. I remember when we were small and at Nana's house on Clark street. As cousins we always gathered there for holidays and what nots..it did not matter what occasion, we were cousins..
May you soar on the wings of the Angels and RIP my cousin.

Paul O’Connell

10 May 2019

So sorry to hear of the loss of Craig. I have fond memories of shared teenage experiences on Penns Hill... Craig, Rest In Peace.

Frank Petrucci

10 May 2019

You will be missed my friend , many a nights out on the town, me , You ,Greg, Steve, the NH trips, when you 1st brought Val over to the house, endless memories, love you buddy. !!

Gary Comoletti

10 May 2019

To Valerie and family.
Soooo sorry to hear about Craig. As I am sure you know Judy and I have many many wonderful and fun memories of you and Craig. Those fun times will always be in our thoughts.

Deepest sympathy Gary and Judy

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