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Richard L. Simmons

August 4, 1934 August 12, 2018
Richard L. Simmons
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Obituary for Richard L. Simmons

Town of Poughkeepsie, NY

Richard L. Simmons, 84, of Poughkeepsie, NY, died on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Ferncliff Nursing Home, in Rhinebeck NY.

He was born on August 4, 1934 in Rhinebeck, NY, the son of Harmon Simmons and Ethel Day. On March 2, 1958, he married Olive Jane Briggs in Sharon, CT. He was predeceased by his loving wife Jane of fifty-five years on March 30, 2013.

Richard worked for Montgomery Wards for many years before he retired. He enjoyed many years of traveling with his wonderful wife, family and friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Victoria Lynne Kennett and husband John P. Kennett, Stanfordville, NY, and Patricia Ann Borowsky and fiancée Jon Zoda, Poughkeepsie, NY; four grandchildren who loved their “Pop”, Jennifer L. Kennett & fiancée, Jonathan Powers; Jaimee Marie Kennett; Zachary and his wife Jennifer Borowsky; and Alec John Borowsky.

Calling hours will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Inc., 4365 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rhinebeck Cemetery. Richard's family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to Ferncliff Nursing Home, 21 Ferncliff Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

The family is very thankful for the kind attention during his stay at the nursing home. The nurses and staff were always warm and welcoming to Richard and they always listened to his stories about the history of Rhinebeck and the grounds at Ferncliff from many years ago.

To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

15

Aug

4:00 PM 8/15/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Service

Thursday

16

Aug

10:00 AM 8/16/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rhinebeck Cemetery Final Resting Place

3 Mill Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

3 Mill Road Rhinebeck 12572 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Ferncliff Nursing Home

21 Ferncliff Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
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