Gary R. Simonds CLAREMONT -Gary Richard Simonds, 70, died Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 in Claremont, NH. He was born on October 4th, 1952 in Bellows Falls VT, the son of the late Richard and Veronica Simonds (Karnacewicz). Gary was a graduate of Bellows Falls High School in 1971, and attended Claremont Vocational School earning an Associate in Science Electrician degree. He retired from Sturm Ruger in Newport NH in 2018 after 41 years working there as a CNC Operator. Gary enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Nolan. He also enjoyed his beloved pets, World War II history, spending time outdoors, and he had various hobbies. Gary is survived by his son, Nathan Simonds, his daughter in law, Laura, and his grandson, Nolan, of Keene New Hampshire. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Simonds-Ruderman, her husband Philip Ruderman of Pittsfield Massachusetts, his nephew Sean Ruderman, nieces Marja and Maggie Ruderman, along with many cousins. An hour of visitation will take place on Wednesday March 22, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service starting at 2:00 PM at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a memorial contribution can do so to the Sullivan County Humane Society, or to a charity of their choice in Gary's name.

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