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Evelyn M. (Soucier) Friis Simonds
June 26, 1937 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Evelyn M. (Soucier) Friis Simonds, 86, passed away on Sat. Sept. 16, 2023 at Blackstone Valley Rehab after an illness.
She is survived by her husband of 4 years Stephen Simonds; her 4 children, Chris Friis and his wife Molly of Uxbridge, Charlie Friis and his wife Michelle of Uxbridge, Mathew Friis and his wife Laura of Douglas, and Deedee Durran and her husband Sean of Uxbridge; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Myrna Faye Casey and her husband Pete of Douglas, and Jeanine Tremblay and her husband Bud of Nashua, NH; and several nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late Hadley Soucier and Mary Frances Legassie.
Born in Sheridan, ME on June 26, 1937, Mrs. Simonds was the daughter of Oliver and Wilda (Bragdon) Soucier and grew up there. She raised her family in Hopkinton, MA and also lived in Florida and back in Maine during retirement.
Evelyn worked 40 years as a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Care Unit at Framingham Union Hospital, retiring in 2003. Previously she worked for "Ma Bell" in Framingham. She was a graduate of Ashland High School in Maine and went on to Nursing School at the Royal Victorian Magill in Montreal.
Always independent and adventuresome, Evelyn put herself through college. She built her own home on St. Froid Lake in Winterville, Maine, and even went to the Yukon Territory to gold prospect with her husband Steve! She cherished time with her grandchildren and enjoyed fishing, especially ice fishing. She was a wonderful artist, creating many paintings over the years. She will be remembered as a lifelong caregiver always putting her family before herself.
Her Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 18 at 11 am in Valley Chapel, 14 Hunter Rd. Uxbridge. A reception will follow in the Church. Cremation burial will be later with her family in Maine. Memorial donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. Alz.org. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com