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Nancy J. Simmons

April 9, 2018 ~ November 4, 2018

Nancy Simmons, 85, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

She was born April 9, 1933 in Latrobe, and was a graduate of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Edgewood.

Mrs. Simmons was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church of New Kensington.  She enjoyed playing bingo and especially spending time  with and taking trips to Disney World with her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.  She was a very sociable person and led an active and productive life in the deaf community.  Nancy enjoyed all Pittsburgh sports. 

Survivors include her children, Joanne M. (Dr. Stephen) Cherban of Erie, Catherine L. (Dr. James) Minford of Upper Burrell Township, and William R. (Janet) Simmons of Allegheny Township; seven grandchildren, Sara (Daniel) Cherban Szustak, MacKenzie Cherban, Megan (Kasey) Minford Koscianski, Connor J. Minford, Zachary W. Simmons, Rachel E. Simmons and Michael F. Simmons; and great-granddaughter, Arielle Rose Szustak.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Russell R.  Simmons in 1998.

Viewing will be Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where prayers of transfer will be held Friday at 9:30a followed by a funeral Mass Friday at 10a in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.  

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