Commander Frank H. Simonds, Jr.

  • Born: May 6, 1947
  • Died: July 7, 2018
  • Location: Avon, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Frank H. Simonds, Jr., 71, a longtime resident of Avon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years, Deborah A. (Gross) Simonds. Born in Brockton, Frank was raised in Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High School, Class of 1964. After graduation he enlisted in the military, serving in the United States Navy for 33 years where he retired as a Commander in 1997.

In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his son, Frank H. Simonds, III & his wife Cindy of Crossville, TN. He was the son of the late Frank H. Simonds and Elizabeth V. (Davin) Haddigan and the stepson of the late Dorothy I. Simonds. He was the brother of Marlene Giammarco of Stoughton, Frankie Ann Reilly & her husband David of Raynham, Madeline Barker of Florida and the late Robert Simonds, Priscilla Clark and Dorothy Perdigao. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral will be held at from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27), Stoughton on Thursday, July 12 at 10 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael Church, Avon at 11 AM. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Donations in Frank's name may be made to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sincere condolences for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61: 1, 2.

Posted by A friend   October 05, 2018

FRANK will miss the good times camping behind Daived house on the weekend s Driving around in your 55 Chevy enjoy being your class mate & friend rip

Posted by Bob Rodrigues - Menifee, CA - Friend   September 17, 2018

Sincere sympathy to the family. Commander Simond's was my first boss at BUPERS. Continued service with him in Groton. A true credit and legend in our community. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Commander.
Rod Brigham

Posted by A friend   July 15, 2018

Debbie, All my love and prayers for you at this most difficult time. Joanne

Posted by Joanne Durbin - Port Charlotte, FL   July 12, 2018

Wish I could be there to render a final salute to a dear friend and shipmate. We enjoyed so many wonderful times throughout the many years we have known each other. Subase New London has never been the same since the dynamic three retired. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Tom Kearney - Ormond beach, FL - Served in the Military together   July 11, 2018

My deepest condolences to the entire Simonds family. I worked for Frank in Groton, CT in late 70's early 80's. He was a great boss, friend and mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Patrick Urello - Gales Ferry - Served in the Military together   July 10, 2018

I am so sorry for the family. Frank was suck a nice, caring and devoted man. He was my boss at Mail Boxes Etc. and you couldn't ask for a nicer boss than Frank. Audrey Hipsman

Posted by Audrey Hipsman - Randolph, MA - Friend   July 10, 2018

My condolences to Debbie and the rest of the family. Frank was a great person and friend. We served together a number of times at BUPERS. Rest in peace, Shipmate.

Posted by Tony Cunningham - Warrenton, VA - Coworker   July 10, 2018

Cmdr. Simonds,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USN as a member of the Silent Service-especially during the Cold War. Millions of Americans slept safe at night because you and your fellow Shipmates stood ready to defend our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   July 10, 2018

RIP, my good friend, shipmate and brother submariner. Remembering the good times.
Austin T. (Butch) Jordan

Posted by Austin Jordan - Chesapeake, VA - Served in the Military together   July 10, 2018

I will forever remember the card that you sent to my mom Madelon on her 80th birthday. It made her day and brought tears and smiles to us all ❤ your loving niece Pam

Posted by Pamela Simonds - Deland, FL - Family   July 10, 2018

Rest in eternal peace Uncle Frankie I will remember you with love and smiles whenever I think of you ❤Pam Simonds

Posted by Pamela Simonds - Deland, FL - Family   July 10, 2018

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