Obituary: Sandra (Smith) Simmons, 78

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AUBURN, Mass. - Sandra (Smith) Simmons, 78, formerly a 51-year resident of Auburn, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 in Holy Trinity Nursing Home after an illness. Her husband  Walter “Ed” Simmons died in 1999.

She is survived by her daughter Brenda J. Boone and her husband Robert of Sebastian, FL, her five grandchildren, her son-in-laws; Robert Patev of Merrimack, NH, and Michael Gour, of Worcester and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her daughter Debra S. Patev, and her sister Nancy J. Bigelow.

Sandra was born in Framingham;  the daughter of the late Harold M. and Jean (Sanford) Smith. She worked as a secretary at the Auburn Middle School for many years prior to retiring. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with her family on Cape Cod. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Auburn.

Funeral and burial services were held privately.

Please make donations to the Leukemia Society or to the ALS Association.

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