OBITUARY

Stephen Simmons

October 8, 1944January 28, 2021

Stephen (Steve) Simmons of Swampscott passed away on January 28,2021. Son of the late Ira and Miriam (Boydman) Simmons, he was the loving husband of Judi Simmons(Greenblatt) (retired Head Speech Pathologist, Lynn Public Schools and Camp Menorah Director) for 49+ years. He was the devoted father of Russ and Jennifer Simmons of Cooper City, Florida and of Jill Simmons-Wetmore of Swampscott. Steve is survived by the youngest loves of his life, his grandchildren, Mason Blake Wetmore, Andrew Ian Wetmore, Will Anthony Simmons, and Emilia Skye Simmons who fondly referred to him as Pa. Steve leaves behind a sister, Ellen Simmons, and a great many family friends and cousins. He served in the Army Reserves for 5 years. Steve was an owner of One Hour Martinizing in Cambridge for many years and upon retirement, he embarked on a new career which he grew to love, working with children and young adults. In the ‘90s, he became a job coach, working with Special Needs high schoolers in the Lynn and Swampscott Schools. He was also the assistant head football coach in Swampscott and always cherished his encounters with former players who still called him Coach. His summers were spent boating and doing whatever was needed at Camp Menorah. This gave him the opportunity to be with his family all summer long in a fun and memorable way. In 2008, Steve made local news when he needed a kidney transplant and 31 people with his blood type came forward. He ultimately received a kidney from a wonderful anonymous donor in August, 2008. Steve was a 45 year member of the Point of Pines Yacht Club where he held many offices and made a large group of close friends. He was an elected constable in the Town of Swampscott, as well. Steve will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Once he connected with a person, he was a friend for life. The family has requested that donations in Steve’s memory be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to help find a cure for his grandson Mason’s Crohn’s Disease.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation New England Chapter http://bit.ly/SimmonsWetmoreFamily 72 River Park Street, Suite 202 Needham, MA 02494 This would be an extremely meaningful tribute for the whole family.

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Ellen Pinzur

February 28, 2021

Dear Ellen -

I remember Steve's teasing us and then grinning and laughing to make things right. Losing a big brother is hard, but his memory will be a blessing for you.

Deb Newman

February 19, 2021

Dear Judy and Jill,

I just found out that Steve was gone. I'm so sorry. I remember his smile, which always seemed to have something slightly mischievous behind it. Such a nice guy.

Deb

Charlie Shuman

February 7, 2021

Judi, Jill, Russ and Ellen,
I was friends with Steve since be was 4 and although I've been in California for over 50 years Steve has always been a good friend. Whenever I would visit I would always try to see Steve. He was truly a life long friend. I will miss him a lot. RIP Steve.
Love,
Charlie

Bill Ryan

February 6, 2021

To Judy and the entire Simmons family..

From afar, (in Cal.), I send sympathy and condolences to you as we remember Steve. Whether at school, or the fieldhouse, I fondly remember a kind, thoughtful, and caring man that would always go out of his way to help you out. Loyal to the Big Blue, he was a steady force for us as coaches. I am privileged to have known Steve, and miss him dearly.....RIP my friend.

Bill Ryan

marlene berger

February 5, 2021

Judy....
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful husband.....
Marlene

Marlene (Schwartz) McCabe

February 1, 2021

Judy and family,
Sooo very sorry for your great loss.
Try to remember and think about all of the good times you spent with your loved one, and he will be with you daily and remain in your hearts forever.
May he Rest in Peace always.

Linda Olson

February 1, 2021

Steve could cook a mean lobster pie. Fond memories of our years together boating and hanging out. My sincere thoughts are with your family who i know will miss you more than words can express. Love you guys always

Mike Quigley

February 1, 2021

Godspeed, Steve. You have always been a good, caring man and I know you'll continue to be so at your next stop along the way. I'll miss your jokes, your lively commentary, and watching all those Pats games together from ours seats by the fireplace at the POPYC. Take it easy, buddy.

FRANK LANZA

February 1, 2021

I will never forget his kindness..Was like a father figure to us.
May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain...RIP...my friend.....Franco

Judy Malloch

February 1, 2021

Steve Simmons was a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He adored his family and he had good reason to.
He will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Sending Love to Judi, Russ & Jen, Jill and the four beautiful grand children.

RIP Steve!

Judy Malloch

FROM THE FAMILY