Claire Simmons, 86

Jun 17, 2019

Claire I. (Boutin) Simmons, 86, of Dartmouth died on June 13, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Joseph Simmons, Jr.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Jean B. and Lucienne (Devost) Boutin, she lived in Dartmouth most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Dartmouth.

Mrs. Simmons was formerly employed as a stenographer for the City of New Bedford, retiring as Assistant Clerk of Committees of the City Council in 1993 after 42 years of service. She was a 1951 graduate of St. Anthony High School.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, cousins, and members of the Simmons family.

She was the sister of the late Yvette Montminy, Lucien J. Boutin and J. Edmond Boutin.

Her family will receive guests on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford followed by her Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Dartmouth.

Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery. For directions and guestbook, please visit