Alison M. Simmons, 21, of Burlington VT passed away May 26, 2023, due to a tragic car accident. Born on October 11, 2001, in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of Stephen and Danielle (Laurenzo) Simmons. Alison grew up in Bennington, VT, and attended local schools. She was a recent graduate of the University of Vermont, receiving her Bachelor’s degree with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Zoology.
Alison enjoyed outdoor activities, especially hiking, loved to play softball and field hockey, loved to travel, and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Her love for animals was unsurpassable. Her kind heart and gentle, adventurous spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Alison is survived by her parents, sister Cassandra Simmons (significant other Chris Cesario), maternal grandparents Teresa Laurenzo and Norine Ryan, paternal grandparents Mark and Patricia Simmons, aunts Diane Leonard (Jim), Kristina Schmidt (John Paul), Marlene Herrington (Steve) and Sabrina Bradt (Dave), uncle Raymond Laurenzo, II (Lisa), as well as several great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be held Friday, June 2nd at 11 am at Sacred Heart-St. Francis DeSales Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 1 from 4 to 7 pm at Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, 213 West Main St Bennington, VT 05201.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Alison’s memory to The UVM Softball Club or the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, c/o Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
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John E. “Jack” Simmons, 63, of Bordentown passed away on Thursday (1/29/2004) at The University Medical Center at Princeton. Born in Trenton, he grew up in Hightstown. He was a resident of Hightstown for 40 years before moving to Bordentown 20 years ago. Mr. Simmons retired from Educational Testing Service (ETS) after 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Hightstown Fire Company.
Jack was a Track Promoter of East Windsor Speedway for 30 years. He was an avid Nascar fan. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Simmons, his mother, Jeanette Simmons, his daughter, Sherry Greczyn, his son and daughter-in-law, John and Brenda Simmons, Jr., his sister, Lois Moore; three grandchildren, Jessica Greczyn, Ryan and Allison Simmons; and several nieces and nephews. Click here to read the full obituary