Frederick E. Simmons, 85, of Hooksett, NH, passed away on December 17, 2021 at his home, after a period of declining health, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Weymouth, MA on March 13, 1936, he was the son of the late George F. Simmons, Sr. and Helen Mae (Crossley) (Simmons) Marshall. He was raised from a young age by his grandparents, Helen and Joseph Bradford, on their farm in Carver, MA, which he later purchased.
Frederick graduated from Plymouth High School in Plymouth, MA and was a graduate of the General Electric Apprentice Program, in Steel Fabrication, and worked as an inspector and layout man in the Medium Turbine Division. His entire career he worked in various positions in the steel and commercial construction fields, and went on in 1989, to own and operate his own business, Suna Construction Management Services, Inc. until retirement in 2004.
While living in Carver, he served on the Town Finance Committee for five years, three as Chairman, and on the Town Planning Board for five years, one year as Chairman.
Frederick was a member of Fellowship Lodge A.F. & A.M in Bridgewater, MA and Bektash Shriners in Concord, NH.
He was an active and well-respected member of the First Congregational Church in Manchester, NH, for 33 years. He was a man of strong faith and felt his daily life was guided by the Lord.
He served as President of the Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity for six years and for one year as the President of the Grenier Airpark Industrial Association. He also served as President and Treasurer of the Quail's Run Condominium Association in Englewood, Florida.
As a youngster, Fred learned to hunt and garden from his grandfather. In later years, he enjoyed playing golf, square dancing, ballroom dancing, winters in Florida, and traveling to National Parks with his wife Nancy. He was an avid sports fan following New England teams and college sports as well. He loved animals and they gravitated to him. He owned several horses and dogs over the years.
He was truly a good man who was loving, kind, considerate, patient and thoughtful. He had a sense of humor and quick wit. He was loyal to his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Family members include his wife of 43 years, Nancy M. (Boone) Simmons; daughters, Leisa Telless and husband Leslie, Corinne Smith and husband Steven; step children, David Jay and wife Nicole, Susan Tyler and husband Paul; grandchildren, Jennifer Godbois and husband Edward, Katelyn Telless, Richard Friedrichs, Vicky Whaley and husband Brian; step grandchildren Ryan Bresnahan and wife Keely, Elena Jay, Maggie Jay; and great grandchildren Marcus, Noah, Callie and Abel; siblings, Cynthia "Sue" Ross, George F. Simmons, Jr. and wife Kim, Cheryl Lacourse; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 7, 2022 at First Congregational Church, 508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104. Masks are required along with social distancing. Burial will be private to family. Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Bektash Shriners of NH, Hospital Patient Transportation Fund, 189 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH 03302 or First Congregational Church, Memorial Fund, 508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104.