Owen R. Simmons, 87
Owen is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rose (Goshgarian) Simmons; two sons, David C. Simmons of Westborough and Robert O. Simmons and his wife, Elizabeth, Beach of Chelmsford; two grandchildren, Michael O. Simmons and Sarah R. Simmons; brother Richard Simmons of Naples Florida; sister-in-law Avis Simmons of Madison, Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles P. Simmons.
Owen was born in Worcester, son of the late Robert H. and Flora (Morey) Simmons. He graduated from Worcester North High School and attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. He moved to Westborough in 1969, where he lived for 43years.
During World War II, Owen proudly served his nation in the United States Navy, including active service in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS Orestes, a torpedo boat tender.
He worked as a construction superintendent, overseeing many large construction projects in the Boston area. He was general superintendent for Stone Construction, eventually moving to Dimeo Construction, where he retired as safety director. He had been a member and moderator of the Armenian Church of The Martyrs in Worcester, and coached Westborough Youth Hockey for many years. He was also active in community service.
Calling hours for Owen will be held Monday, Jan. 20, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, at www.diabetes.org/donate, “give a memorial donation,” or to 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.
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