The heart of our family, Barbara A. Simmons, 82, a longtime resident of Dutchess County, NY, passed away after a brief illness on January 30, 2018 in Myrtle Beach S.C.
Barbara was a successful businesswoman for more than 20 years as President of Simmons Electronics, Inc. in Pleasant Valley, NY. She previously worked in the Hyde Park Central School District and for the BCI Division of the New York State Police at the Troop K Barracks located in Millbrook, NY.
Barbara was born in Hudson, NY on March 11, 1935 to John Horvath and Elizabeth Kosa Horvath.
Barbara is survived by her beloved children, Rebecca Simmons (Rosemary) of Poughkeepsie, Beth Monteleone (Leonard) of Myrtle Beach S.C. and, Jake Simmons of Poughkeepsie, sister Elizabeth Phillips, of Salt Point, brothers, John Horvath, of Vero Beach Florida and Joseph Horvath (Liz) of Kingston, NY, grandsons, Shane Lowe (Sierra) of Hamden Ct., Brett Simmons (Marissa), of Wappinger Falls, Daniel Simmons, of Highland and granddaughter, Samantha Lowe, of Poughkeepsie. Barbara also has two great grandsons, Brody Lowe and Zachary Simmons. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Simmons and infant son, Curtis Robert.
Barbara lived a happy and comfortable life both in her early and later years. She traveled with extended family regularly to far off beaches and recently moved to South Carolina to enjoy them year-round. Barbara will be missed beyond words by both family and friends. Our hearts break for her loss and words cannot express the love that we will forever have for our Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Sibling.
There are no calling hours and celebration of life will be at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers and cards, donations can be made to Barbara’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105). Condolences may be expressed at: www.burroughsfh.com Arrangements are under the direction of the Burroughs Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet, SC.
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It saddens me to hear of your passing I remember you hiring me many years ago back when I was around 20 years old I truly enjoyed working there and met some really good friends and I'm still remain friends with to this day great company couldn't ask for a better employer it's not goodbye by any means it's see you later.
Submitted by Brenda Johnson on Feb 4 2018 05:04:20 PM
I am truly saddened by this news my heart goes out to all of you Becky Bethann Jake and families
Submitted by Lori burns on Feb 4 2018 01:59:42 PM
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all, she was a great woman and a great boss I will cherish the memories of simmons electronics forever
Submitted by Stacy murphy on Feb 2 2018 05:16:04 PM
Becky Beth Jake and families so very sorry for your loss I have a lot of happy memories with all of you she will be greatly missed
Submitted by Linda Rotella on Feb 2 2018 05:09:16 PM
Becky, Beth & Jake & family, we are so sorry for your loss. I have such good memories of being with you girls. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. xoxoxo
Love Re and Michael Murphy
Submitted by Re Murphy on Feb 2 2018 03:23:52 PM
Becky, Jake and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. She was such a nice woman.... Mimi loved her
Submitted by James Santimaw on Feb 2 2018 10:31:43 AM
Beth, Becky and Jake. So very sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman and lived a long and full life. You are in our prayers
Submitted by Nancy walker on Feb 2 2018 09:55:49 AM
So sorry for your loss, I just heard. Alot of good memories with Barbara and the family at Simmons, thinking of you all..
Submitted by Melvin lansing on Feb 2 2018 08:31:50 AM
So sorry we lost Barbara. Such a pretty lady and she showed me you can be cool at any age. I'll miss our days at the pool.
Submitted by Ginny Haines on Feb 2 2018 06:30:25 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. Barb was a sweet lady.
Submitted by Beth and Jim McGuirk on Feb 1 2018 12:58:56 PM
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