Albert A. Simmons
Friendship — Albert Amos Simmons was born Feb. 17, 1938 in Friendship, son of Amos and Bertha Simmons. He attended Friendship Village School, grades 1 to 8, Waldoboro High School, grades 9 to 12 and graduated from Waldoboro High School. He attended Diesel Engine man's school at Great Lakes Training Center in Illinois.
He served in the Navy with the rank of Engine man 2 from 1956 to 1960. After the Navy he worked for Farrar Brown in Rockland, Bob Wallace's Wharf in Friendship, and for himself as a lobsterman, logger, and cottage caretaker. His special interests were hunting, fishing, building models of working boats and building regular-sized boats. He also built many buildings, including his home.
He served as fire chief and fireman for 26 years, 18 of them as fire chief.
He was predeceased by his parents, Amos and Bertha Simmons and his brother, Roger Simmons. Survivors include: His wife, Priscilla (Peg) Jameson Simmons of Friendship; his daughters, Elizabeth Anne Simmons of Friendship, Amy Lynn Simmons of Augusta; his grandchildren, Justin Overlock (Maryjo Lewis) of Waldoboro, Jeremy Overlock (Autumn Brown) of Nobleboro, Laura Simmons of Augusta, Kaitlin Simmons of Augusta; his great-grandchildren, Cadence Overlock of Waldoboro, Parker Overlock of Waldoboro; a brother, Richard Simmons of Friendship; a cousin, Kenneth Simmons (Patricia) of Friendship; a nephew Michael Jameson (Donna) of Friendship; a great-niece, Olivia Jameson of Friendship; a great-nephew, Owen Jameson of Friendship; and brother-in-law Elmer "Bud" Jameson (Carol) of Friendship and Florida.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friendship Fire Dept. or FAAF — Friendship Auxiliary Ambulance Fund. Address: Friendship Town Office, P.O. Box 207, Friendship, ME 04547.
There will be a family burial of his ashes at sea. At his request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.