Marlene A. (Newberg) Simmons, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Simmons, who passed this past October. They had shared 65 years of marriage.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Margaret (Bickerstaffe) Newberg.
Marlene worked in retail for a large part of her life, starting at Apex in Pawtucket, then the Acorn Shop in New Bedford, and later entered retirement after years of being front store manager at the Mattapoisett Pharmacy. She had also previously worked at Plymouth Savings Bank as a teller.
She is survived by her son, Robert Simmons, Jr. and his wife Debbie of New Hampshire; two daughters, Robin Mayo of Mattapoisett and Laurie Simmons of Davis, CA; five grandchildren, Lindsay Tentindo and her husband Dr. Greg Tentindo of Missouri, Kate Simmons of New Hampshire, Erin Mayo and her fiancé Keith Pedro of Fairhaven, Sarah White and her husband Mike of New Hampshire, and Nicholas Mayo and his partner Jennifer of Mattapoisett; and five great-grandchildren, Avery Rose of Fairhaven, Sloane and Reagan of Missouri, Adriana of Mattapoisett, and Natalie of New Hampshire.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Kenny, Carl, Donald, and Doreen.
Marlene’s family would like to thank the staff at The Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in New Bedford for their kindness, great care and compassion.
Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marlene’s name may be made to the Mattapoisett Council on Aging, P.O. Box 1116, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, P.O. Box 284, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com