Brian Simpson, 32, of Westborough


Brian SimpsonWestborough – Brian Donaghue Simpson, 32, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 12, 2018 after a long battle with addiction.

Born in Worcester, he was the son of Kimball Simpson and Kate Donaghue of Westborough. He was educated in Westborough schools and was a 2003 graduate of Westborough High School. He attended UMass Amherst and Lone Star College in Texas.

Brian was a talented and passionate battle rapper who worked with, and inspired people, across the country. Brian was a thoughtful, caring, and compassionate young man. He was environmentally conscious and made a point of minimizing the use of plastic bags both as a consumer and a cashier. He had hiked extensively in the White Mountains with his father and helped his mother on many political campaigns. He vehemently supported the use of the Oxford comma.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister, Josselyn Simpson of Manhattan; his grandmother, Margaret Donaghue of Quincy; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved his family and in recent months especially enjoyed spending time with his grandmother and young cousins, Ava and Zach.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Sunday, March 18, from 2-6 p.m., at the Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to SSTAR Saving Lives Campaign, 386 Stanley St., Fall River, MA 02720-6009.