Robert C. “Bob” Simmons, 90, of Uxbridge, passed away Sunday January 21, 2018 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law. He was predeceased by his wife and soul mate of 64 years, Celeste, who passed away February 13, 2017.
He was born in Whitinsville in 1927 the son of the late Leon and Goldie (Maker) Simmons. A longtime resident of Uxbridge, he was a member of St. Mary’s Church.
Bob graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and was a pharmacist at the former Buffum’s Drug Store for 40 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Mumford Council #365 in Whitinsville where he was a past Grand Knight. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Bob was an avid golfer belonging to the Edward Baldwin golf league for many years. He was also a huge Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox fan, never wavering in his faith in them.
Bob leaves behind his daughter, Brenda and her husband Roger Glode of North Smithfield, RI and his son, Robert Simmons of Woonsocket, RI; a sister Barbara Ellis and her husband Bill of Whitinsville and a brother Richard and his wife Sue of New Zealand; several nieces and nephews, as well as many longtime friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Magowan and two brothers, Leon and Charles.
Visiting hours will be Friday, January 26 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Buma Funeral Home, 101 N. Main St., Rte. 122, Uxbridge prior to his funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St., Rte. 16, Uxbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Whitin Community Center (where Bob enjoyed many recreational activities , including learning to swim as a child, up until his health prevented him from going a few years ago), 60 Main St, Whitinsville, MA 01588. www.bumafuneralhome.com