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Joseph M. Simmons

August 11, 1939 ~ July 21, 2019 (age 79)

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Joseph M. Simmons, 79, of Derry, NH, passed away at his home, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Joseph was born August 11, 1939 in Haverhill, MA the son of the late Ernest and Ruth (Smythe) Simmons.  He grew up in Haverhill, MA and attended local schools. Joseph later moved to New Hampshire in his retirement. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph M. Simmons, Jr., of Manchester, NH,  three siblings, Harry Simmons, of Seabrook, NH, Richard Simmons and wife Emma of Salisbury, MA and Shirley Murray and husband Donald of Merrimac, MA. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Joseph was pre-deceased by three brothers, Robert Simmons, Donald Simmons and William Simmons.

A private graveside will take place at Holy Angels Cemetery in Plaistow, NH. The family kindly request to please omit flowers. Private services are in the care of The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 52 Salem St. Bradford, MA 01835. For online condolences please visit

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