1952 James 2022

James E. Simmons

July 3, 1952 — April 21, 2022


James E. Simmons, 69, of Stafford Ave., Waterville, NY, passed away April 21, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica.

He was born on July 3, 1952 in Edmeston, a son of the late Renrick and Doris Nash Simmons and received his education in Edmeston schools. On December 3, 1973, James was united in marriage to Mary M. “Peggy” Rowley in West Winfield. Their union was then blessed at St. Bernard’s Church in Waterville. Jim was a machinist and material handler at C&H Plastics in Waterville. He had also worked at Community Memorial Hospital at one time. He enjoyed camping, woodworking and making items for family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy, a daughter, Tracy Simpson of Waterville; sisters, Mary Dye of Hubbardsville; Sharon (Dan) Mayton of Mohawk; Jean (Bill) Cornell of S. Edmeston; Lynette (Jim) Wilcox of Brookfield; brothers, Dick (Mary) Simmons of Galion, OH; John (Janet) Simmons of Fayetteville; Bruce (Judy) Simmons of New Berlin; Roy Simmons of W. Edmeston; Gary (Betty) Simmons of W. Edmeston; Neil (Marie) Simmons of Oneonta; David (Tina) Simmons of W. Edmeston; grandchildren, Michael Simpson of Waterville; Jonathan Simpson (fiancée, Hailee) of Madison, their children, Isabelle, Paisley, Jayde and Lincoln; and Tiffany Carpenter of Waterville; sisters-in-law, Patricia Oleksik of Waterville; Kathleen (Robert) Kilroy of Lexington, KY; many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty “Gale” Harrington; and brothers, Bob and Duane “Sonny” Simmons.

Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 8-9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernard’s Church, 199 Stafford Ave., Waterville at 10am and burial in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

8:00 - 9:30am (Eastern time)

Burgess and Tedesco Funeral Home (Waterville)

210 E Main St, Waterville, NY 13480

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

St Bernard's Roman Catholic Church

199 Stafford Ave, Waterville, NY 13480

followed by interment in St. Bernard's Cemetery

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