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Eleanor M. (Sanson) Simmons

Born: Sun., Apr. 22, 1923
Died: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 03, 2020
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 04, 2020
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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     Eleanor M. Simmons, 96, of Camden, NY passed away on January 1, 2020 at her home following a brief illness. Eleanor was born on April 22, 1923 in Vienna, NY a daughter of Dominick & Emogene Peck Sanson and was a 1941 graduate of Camden High School. On November 3, 1945 she married Harry Simmons at the South Bay Chapel. Mr. Simmons passed away October 26, 1987. Eleanor worked at the former Camden Wire Co., during World War II as a rivoter and waxer. She retired from the Rochester Shoe Tree in 1980 and was a lifetime member of Lt. Giles V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and a longtime member of the Camden Villagers, Annsville Friendship Corner, Maple Flats Cemetery Ladies Auxiliary and the Mohican Model A Ford Club of CNY. She enjoyed knitting, reading, dancing the Polka, traveling and working in her yard. It was her family that she enjoyed the most.

     Surviving are her daughter Linda Conley, two granddaughters, Tammy Conley & Darryl Mawson, Kelli Conley & Rodney Facteau, 6 great-grandchildren, Andrew Conley, Kara Cook, Allison Smith, Amanda Spink, Emily Smith, Rodney Facteau and 12 great-great-grandchildren, her very special neighbors whom she thought of as family, Austin and Ashlyn Torrick, a brother-in-law, Bernard & Nancy Simmons, sisters-in-law, Doris Cole, Marie Bates and Rita Simmons, her beloved cat, Miss Lilly and several nieces & nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, Brian Conley, 2019, a brother, John Sanson, 2016, and her friend and companion, Greg Sgroi, 2011.

     Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday from LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday from 5-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 109 Main Street. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Maple Flats Cemetery Assoc.

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Sue Peck Tiliakos
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
We are sad to hear of our oldest cousin passing away. We will always remember how lively you were and how much you loved to dance. Dance in heaven now. from Sue Peck Tiliakos, Phyllis Peck Farley ,and cousins from Florida.

susan P tiliakos
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020

MONET'S GARDEN BASKET was sent by Sue Peck Tiliakos.

Dance in Heaven! Love from Sue Peck Tiliakos, Phyllis Peck Farley, and Florida Peck cousins.

Darrell Van Pelt
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
Eleanor was the nicest women and most tender neighbors a kid could ask for. We slid on “Harry’s Hill” as kids in the 70s which was her back yard and she never once they said not too. She lived a long fruitful life. My mom adored her. I only hope she her family knew how much everyone appreciated her.

Bill Van Pelt
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the family. Eleanor was a very important part or my life growing up on Mill Street. Her energy and enthusiasm for life was unmatched. Rest in peace great lady. I will always cherish knowing you.

Lindsay & Chloe Perry
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
Eleanor was BEAUTIFUL in every way..Inside and Out. She has been Family to us from Day One. She had a smile that could truly light up any room..and she lit up the room every time we saw her. Always smiling..Always laughing..Always joking. I Thank God she came into my Grandfather 's life when she did. And when he was feeling down, and not one of us could cheer him up..Especially later on in life at The Nursing Home..all it took was seeing Eleanor round the corner and he perked right up and turned into a WHOLE NEW person!!..She had that effect on him..and I imagine So many others. When I talked to her she remembered things better then I do..the littlest details...Memory that read like a book. In a word AMAZING. WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS. XOXOXOXO

Karen and Jeff Walker
   Posted Fri January 03, 2020
So sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing! While she enjoyed living, she was the essence of the word, “Lady.” Sorry we can’t be with you all to give you hugs because we’re in South Carolina, but know that we’re there in spirit. ❤️

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