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Mary Simms

Mary Simms
  • February 15, 1931 - February 18, 2017
  • Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts

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“Darling friends,,,,,,,,,,,,My deepest sympathy. I remember her well, beautiful and kind. Please look me up on Facebook-----Ken Anderson, Guilford,...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: ken anderson - guilford, VT

“Im so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. I worked with Mary at the Stone Institute. My Mom Joan was close friends with Mary as well. Mary...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: cindy Boucher- Fernandez - MA

“Dear Shirley, Mary Jaye, Jackie, Angela and Pamela, My condolences on the passing of your dear Mother. I will always remember her good nature. Albert...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Ivan Frey - Toronto - Family

“Sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Beverly Pellegrino - MA - Friend

“Mary, you will be missed. My children and I fell in love with you the first time we met. Chelsea and Rory considered you their 3rd Grandmother. and...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Pritchard - Hull, MA

“So sorry for your loss... I will really miss your mother. She always had a smile on her face and was so sweet to me. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Maureen Kean - Wrentham, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your special mother and very special ladyMary. I always looked forward to seeing Mary when she came in for...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Pesce - Norwood, MA

“sorry for your loss. mike and eddy echo bridge service sta. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: mike Iarossi - newton upper falls, MA

“so sorry for your lossmike and ed echo bridge service sta. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: mike iarossi - newton upper falls, MA

“My mom was my secret weapon for years. As soon as someone walked into our house, tried her cooking or baking I had a friend for life.School field...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: MaryJaye Simms - Los Angeles, CA

“Thank you for being such a funny and excepting role model in my life. I will miss talking food with you. Your passion for culinary arts was admirable. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Christopher Osborn - Lakeville, MA

“Love you Mom ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jacqueline Simms - Family


Mary Simms of Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of Saturday, February 18. Mary was born in Introdacqua, Italy, raised in Connecticut and settled in Newton for most of her adult life where she raised her five girls with her husband Jay. Mary was a feisty woman whose life was all about cooking and taking care of others. Much of her working career was spent cooking for the Priests at Mary Immaculate Rectory and the residents of The Stone Institute in Newton. Mary was happiest when she was feeding people and faithfully asked everyone the moment they entered her house: "Can I get you something to eat?" Mary is survived by all five daughters and their companions. Angela Simms and Joe Santiana of Lancaster, Pamela Simms and Jimmy Kennedy of Brighton, Mary Jaye Simms and her husband Daniel Coughlin of Los Angeles, Jacqueline Simms and Tim Gregorio of Los Angeles, and Shirley Simms and Troy Queen of Newton. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ae, Needham, on Friday February 24th from 4-7PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invite to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, 270 Elliot St Newton Upper Falls, on Saturday at 11AM. Interment will follow St. Mary's Cemetery, Needham. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's name may be made to The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation, 2014 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462.