New Bedford – Richard Simmons, age 85, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Hathaway Manor. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. (Conforti) Simmons.
Richard was born in New Bedford, MA to the late George and Lillian (Lippman) Simmons. He had been the owner and operator of Dick’s Atlantic West End Auto. He also had served on the New Bedford Traffic Commission and was a K-9 Officer for the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, as well as a Court Officer for The Massachusetts Trial Court. Richard also served in the US Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran.
Richard loved spending time with his grandchildren and loved his dogs immensely.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; 2 sons, Andrew R. Simmons and his wife Heather and Adam R. Simmons and his wife Melissa; 5 grandchildren, Adyn Simmons, Addison Simmons, Drew Simmons, Adam Simmons, Jr. and the late Owen Simmons.
In lieu of flowers, donations can kindly be made to the Humane Society located on Ventura Drive in No. Dartmouth.
Richard’s visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 26th from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Home. His burial will be private.
Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: www.perryfuneral.com for condolences.