Carleton “Junior” Sylvester Simmons Jr., passed away April 6 in Bangor. He was born Sept. 20, 1939 in Washington to Carleton and Grace (Forrest) Simmons Sr.
Junior grew up in Newcastle and attended local schools. He started working at a young age and his jobs included: Brown’s Farm, the electric company, Bath Iron Works, Knowles Industrial, worm digger, lobsterman, clam digger, seaweed collector, and fish net builder and filling bait bags for local fishermen. He was forced to retire in 2007 due to his declining health.
Junior loved being outside. He had a garden every year and especially loved his cucumbers. He also enjoyed hunting, camping, and fishing. He loved animals, especially his Papillion Molly and his bird Shadow. He fed the birds and snakes in his garden and they would come when he called.
Junior will be desperately missed by his loving wife of 30 years, Marge, and his entire family.
He was predeceased by his parents; and granddaughter, Crystalle Rose Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Simmons of Waldoboro; son, Carleton “Johnny” Simmons and wife Stephanie of Waldoboro; daughter, Kathy Seigars of Alna; sons, Dana, Jerry, and Nathan; step-daughters, Deborah Furlong and husband Brian of Tennessee, Rose Marie Prior and husband Robert of Damariscotta, and Margaret Eustis and husband Mark of Auburn; sisters, Edith Winchenbach of Waldoboro, Dorothy Kavanaugh of New York, and Mary Lou Rolerson and husband Dana of Waldoboro; brother, Bert Simmons and wife Jane of Bremen; grandchildren, Trisha, Nicholas, Steven, Joshua, Miranda, Larry, Michele, Lisa, DJ, and Andrew; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A celebration of Junior’s life will be held 5-7 p.m., Sat., April 23 at Hall’s Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
Donations may be made in Junior’s name to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.
To extend online condolences, light a candle in Junior’s memory, or to share a story or picture, please visit his Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.