Murry Brown Simmons, 97, of Union died April 8, 2010, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center after a brief illness, with his wife and family at his side.

He was born in 1912 in Union, the son of Fred and Lena (Austin) Simmons. He was a graduate of Union High School and later served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942-1946. His most enjoyable work was owning and operating a gravel pit for many years until he retired. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox on TV and discussing the game with his great-grandson. His family will remember him as a great maker of fudge that sometimes would have to be eaten with a spoon.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Harlen; and two sisters, Beverly Barbour and Maxine Heath.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years; a son, David and his wife, JoAnne, of Union; a daughter, Nancy and her husband, Allen, of Ellensburg, Wash.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 150 Broadway in Rockland.