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Thurston "Ted" E. Simmons

December 11, 1932 ~ May 11, 2018 (age 85)
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SIMMONS, Thurston “Ted” E., 85, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at his home.
He was born December 11, 1932 in Amsterdam, New York and came to this area 39 years ago from Schenectady, New York.  He was a United States Army Veteran, master plumber, and parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.  
He is preceded in death by his parents:  William & Marie Simmons; sister and brother-in-law: Lotus & Marc Petrie.  He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years: Phyllis; son and daughter-in-law: Michael & Susan Simmons of Clifton Park, New York; daughters and sons-in-law: Kathleen & Eugene Ballmes of Fultonville, New York and Stephanie & Robert Burke of Spring Hill, Florida; brother and sister-in-law: Kenneth & Lona Simmons of Nassau, New York; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:00am-10:30am, Friday, May 18, 2018 at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, Friday May 18, 2018 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
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