Anthony “Tony” R. Simmons, 80, of Warren

Posted 11/12/21

Anthony “Tony” R. Simmons, 80, of Warren, passed away on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Manuel C. and Angelina (Gonsalves) Simmons, he grew up …

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Anthony “Tony” R. Simmons, 80, of Warren


Anthony “Tony” R. Simmons, 80, of Warren, passed away on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Manuel C. and Angelina (Gonsalves) Simmons, he grew up in Bristol before settling in Warren in 1980.

Tony was a long-standing member of the Elks Club in Bristol and was also a long-time member of Hydraulion Engine and Hose Co #1. He worked for many years for the Bristol-Warren Regional School District and later for First Student as a bus monitor. This allowed him to become involved in the sports program as the statistics keeper for Mt. Hope High School football team. He also loved coaching teams for Pop Warner football as well as Little League baseball in Bristol and Warren.

Tony was an avid car lover and won many awards for his gorgeous 1955 Ford Crown Victoria. Through this, he was also a member of Bay State Street Machines and was very passionate in helping to raise money for their many causes. But most of all, Tony loved to spend time with his family, especially his grand and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife, Kathleen, Tony is survived by his two sons, Manuel Simmons and his partner Deb Rainville of Riverside and George Simmons and his wife Pam of Warren; two brothers, Richard Simmons and his wife Patricia of Maryland and Edward Simmons and his wife Michelle of New Hampshire; a sister, Barbara Ann Duncan of California; six grandchildren, George Simmons Jr. and his wife Christina, Anthony Simmons and his wife Lauren, Andrew Simmons, Brian Amaral and his wife Kayla, Meghan Franco and her husband Nick and Sara Simmons; seven great-grandchildren, George Simmons III, Keona Simmons, Paisley Amaral, Zoey Amaral, Theo Amaral, Jaxon Franco and Kennedy Simmons, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, where the family received friends and relatives on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service in his honor was held on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, Warren. Burial was at St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren. For tributes, please visit

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