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“As we think of you today which would have been your 61st birthday, we are filled with funny stories and memories of your life. Taken away too soon...Read More »
1 of 83 | Posted by: A friend

“Nancy I am deeply sorry to learn of the death of your husband Paul. Please, if you need to talk call . Moira 760-364-1935 ”
2 of 83 | Posted by: Moira Fain - Landers, CA

“It was with great sadness that I learned of Paul's passing. The world has lost a truly wonderful and exceptional person. I worked with Paul at Oak...Read More »
3 of 83 | Posted by: Penny DeFrino & Family

“My mother was a patient of Mr. Simison. Our whole family was shocked and deeply saddened to hear this terrible news. Our hearts go out to his...Read More »
4 of 83 | Posted by: A friend

“DEAR NancyIm in shock and extremely saddened to hear the news of Pauls death. I was away in Northern Maine for a week and only received the news...Read More »
5 of 83 | Posted by: Bob carpenter - Rowley, MA

“Paul lived across the hall from me, John, and Brian, in White II at RPI. I remember one evening, for some reason or another, maybe a difficult test...Read More »
6 of 83 | Posted by: Rick Collins - Cary, NC

“Nancy and Family,I was shock and saddened to hear of Paul's sudden death. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
7 of 83 | Posted by: Maria Cardoso-Menditto - Chaplin, CT

“To Paul's family, friends and coworkers: I am so sorry for your loss. I started going to Paul when I was 2 years old and got my first pair of...Read More »
8 of 83 | Posted by: Todd Gorski - Watertown, CT

“I only met Paul once - but as a Clarke employee, audiologist, Northampton resident, Rockland County native and UCONN graduate...we had a lot to talk...Read More »
9 of 83 | Posted by: Kathryn Girardin - Northampton, MA

“Dear Nancy.My prayers now are for you to find the strength and courage to move on. Sadly you know that I am one of the few who know your pain. I hope...Read More »
10 of 83 | Posted by: Jerry Hilliard - Suffeld, CT

“Dear NancyOur words are few, our thoughts are sincere, and our memories bring a smile to our face when you used to work with us @ EHS. We both send...Read More »
11 of 83 | Posted by: Anthony & Kathleen Capobianco - CT

“Dear Liz,I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask/call. My...Read More »
12 of 83 | Posted by: Anne DiFranco - CT

“I've been to visit. Paul for 30 years, first with my aging parents and these past few years for my hearing problems. A kinder, patient, more...Read More »
13 of 83 | Posted by: Lauralyn Blanchard - CT

“Nancy I am so sorry for your loss. I am here if you need anything. Frank Zizzamia. ”
14 of 83 | Posted by: A friend

“I had the good fortune to work with Paul and Nancy Simison at Camp Mi-Te-Na in the lakes region of New Hampshire. We taught young men how to swim...Read More »
15 of 83 | Posted by: Walter Lubelczyk - Manchester, NH

“Dear Siminson Family, I was saddened to hear about the passing of Paul. He was extremely caring, knowledgeable, and helpful with my hearing...Read More »
16 of 83 | Posted by: James Johnstone - Old Saybrook, CT

“Dear LizI am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how heavy my heart is for you and your family. My thought and prayers go out to you and...Read More »
17 of 83 | Posted by: Mary Rose Katuzney - East Hampton, CT

“The obituary was lovely; but I would like to add one more work to describe Paul: "thoughtful". In every way, he was thoughtful of mu needs, ideas,...Read More »
18 of 83 | Posted by: Alice Cruikshank - Bloomfield, CT

“Nancy and family,I was so saddened to learn of Paul's sudden death. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I had not talked to Paul in years but heard a...Read More »
19 of 83 | Posted by: Jim Dempsey - Cheshire, CT

“I have been a client of the Hearing Improvement Center for years and have received excellent service from Paul. My sympathy goes out to you with his...Read More »
20 of 83 | Posted by: George Dewey - West Hartford, CT

“To Nancy and Daughters,It was so much my pleasure being Paul's academic and thesis advisor at UConn. Paul will be greatly missed and warmly...Read More »
21 of 83 | Posted by: Ken & Karin Randolph - CT

“Laura and her family were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Wishing you peace. ~The Feiereisen...Read More »
22 of 83 | Posted by: Lisa Feiereisen - CT

“THE SIMISON FAMILY our condolences and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. RON & DIANE HALE ”
23 of 83 | Posted by: RON & DIANE HALE - west suffield, CT

“Nancy and girls, My heart and prayers are with you in this difficult time I always looked forward to Paul's morning visit. He was such a sweet man...Read More »
24 of 83 | Posted by: Margie Secora - Southwick, MA

“Liz & Family,I am so very sorry for your loss. Never lose your memories of your dad and may you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over...Read More »
25 of 83 | Posted by: Laura Newby - Manchester, CT

“Dear Erin & Mr. Simisons loved ones, We are so sad about your Dad and Husband.He was such a cool guy who truely was a lover of life.He was so proud...Read More »
26 of 83 | Posted by: Pam & The Lukas Family - Suffield, CT

“Dear Simisons: Please accept my deepest condolences. Paulie was my closest friend. Mi-te-na, UConn ....... he visited me in Germany, Martha's...Read More »
27 of 83 | Posted by: Michael Crossin - Tega Cay, SC

“to the family, I am so sorry to hear the loss of Paul, I was a patient at Hearing Improvement. He was a good man ”
28 of 83 | Posted by: denise kutz - east granby, CT

“Dear Nancy, Elizabeth, Erin, Kathryn and family, My sincerest sympathy in your sudden unexpected loss. Paul was a caring person and loved family,...Read More »
29 of 83 | Posted by: Judi Shea - Cheshire, CT

“Nancy ~ My condolences at this most difficult time. Praying for you and your family that you find peace. ”
30 of 83 | Posted by: Dana Vitterito - South Windsor, CT

“Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Even though I never got to meet Paul I always heard wonderful stories from you and your girls about...Read More »
31 of 83 | Posted by: Alexandra Lewis - South Windsor, CT

“Mary and I send our deepest sympathy to Nancy and family at their loss. Paul was the kind of neighbor everyone should have and he will be missed....Read More »
32 of 83 | Posted by: David Terry - West Suffield, CT

“Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Paul's death. This is terrible loss. The legacy that Paul leaves includes his wonderful relationshp with...Read More »
33 of 83 | Posted by: Meg Allen Schneider - Longmeadow,, MA

“To the family of Paul and his extended family of the Suffield FD, may he rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are with all that have been blessed by...Read More »
34 of 83 | Posted by: Hamilton Sundstrand Emergency Services IAFF Local I-88 - CT

“Cynthia-My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Please take comfort knowing that your beloved brother Paul...Read More »
35 of 83 | Posted by: Ann Murphy - Westfield, MA

“Erin, know that my thoughts are with you and your family. May your dad rest in peace, with Jasper by his side. Your dad will always be with you in...Read More »
36 of 83 | Posted by: Annelle D'Addeo - Bloomfield, CT

“Nancy, I send my sincere sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Paul will be deeply missed in our community of audiologists and by his patients...Read More »
37 of 83 | Posted by: Barbara Feehan - South Windsor, CT

“Nancy, we are so sorry for your loss. We send you our love and our deepest sympathy. We are here for you and we are praying for you and your family....Read More »
38 of 83 | Posted by: Lisa Barrett - South Windsor, CT

“Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and am praying that the memories of what an amazing man Paul was will make the days ahead for...Read More »
39 of 83 | Posted by: Susan Mazur - S Windsor, CT

“Dear Kathryn: We are so sorry to learn of your loss of your Dad. We send our love and prayers to you as you walk through this difficult time. We...Read More »
40 of 83 | Posted by: Martha Griffin-Weis - Granby, CT

“I will miss Paul,as a provider of my hearing devices, and as a friend for many years.My deepest sympathies to all of the family. Benjamin S. Goldfarb ”
41 of 83 | Posted by: Benjamin S. Goldfarb - CT

“My deepest sympathy for you and your family. May the grace of God keep and sustain you through this difficult time. I will certainly miss my...Read More »
42 of 83 | Posted by: Vincenza Gidman Carey - CT

“Nancy, we are so heartbroken for this devastating loss to you, your family, and our community. You and Paul captured the image of perfection of...Read More »
43 of 83 | Posted by: Susan Cotton-Bernstein - CT

“I have been a patient of Mr.Simison for many years . I , as well any many others ,will miss his caring personality and his great knowledge and...Read More »
44 of 83 | Posted by: KAY LAVITT - West Htfd, CT

“Nancy, I am deeply sorry for your loss, and though it has been some years since I have seen all of you, I fondly recall Paul's pride in his family. ...Read More »
45 of 83 | Posted by: Jerry Alaimo - Suffield, CT

“I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the Simison family for your loss of Paul, as I recall his life on Crescent Street. Sincerely, Mary...Read More »
46 of 83 | Posted by: Mary Griffin - Northampton, MA

“Joe, Dennis and I want to express our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and the girls at this most difficult time. Paul always made us smile with...Read More »
47 of 83 | Posted by: Jane Hryniewicz - Honolulu, HI

“"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.". (Mark Twain) I haven't seen Paul in many...Read More »
48 of 83 | Posted by: Patty (Griffin) Decker - Katy, TX

“I'm a friend of Cynthia's, and remember Paul from years ago in Northampton. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. It is a horrible...Read More »
49 of 83 | Posted by: Annie Emanuelli - Northampton, MA

“We are so saddened by the loss of Paul,I will always remember his huge smile & kind voice.There are no words,just prayers and our thoughts are with...Read More »
50 of 83 | Posted by: A friend

“Going to miss Paul so very much, he was always there for me when I would have a problem with my aid, "Cathy I need to see Paul" Wed was the last time...Read More »
51 of 83 | Posted by: Debra Toomey-Plaut - Bloomfield, CT

“My deepest sympathy for Paul's Family and Many Friends. I live next to Shirley, across from the Fire House and have only met and spoke with him a...Read More »
52 of 83 | Posted by: Dan Yates

“I only knew Paul through the happy, wonderful memories his sister Cynthia has shared with me and especially after a loving tribute to Paul on the...Read More »
53 of 83 | Posted by: Barbara C.Bernard - Holyoke, MA

“Nancy, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I never met Paul but I can tell from all I've read that he was a wonderful man,husband and father. My...Read More »
54 of 83 | Posted by: Tom Wallace - South Windsor, CT

“Nancy and family. I will always remember the the great times we had at your house and mine. I will always remember Paul as a great guy a mans man....Read More »
55 of 83 | Posted by: kevin rabbett - west suffield, CT

“My heart and thoughts are with you now and always! With Love and the very deepest Sympathy, Dian ”
56 of 83 | Posted by: Dian D. Friedman - Suffield, CT

“My thoughts and prayers are sent to Paul's wife, daughters and the rest of his family. This is sad and shocking news. Paul has been such an...Read More »
57 of 83 | Posted by: Jude Carroll - CT

“Our prayers are with your family. Especially Cynthia who we are friends with. May God bless you all. ”
58 of 83 | Posted by: Jim & Paula Roy - Feeding Hills, MA

“Dearest Cynthia and family: My sincere sympathies in the passing of your brother. Regretably, I will not be able to express my condolences in...Read More »
59 of 83 | Posted by: Shirley Palczynski - Orlando, FL

“Paul was such a friendly outgoing man, and we are very lucky to have been able to call him a friend. Our deepest condolences to you and your family....Read More »
60 of 83 | Posted by: Anne & David Padegimas - Suffield, CT

“Dear Nancy, Our deepest sympathy to all of your beautiful family. May the sympathy of friends and the precious memory of your beloved Paul help...Read More »
61 of 83 | Posted by: Helene Labrecque - Ellington, CT

“Dear Cynthia, I am saddened to hear of your brother's passing.. You wrote such a heartwarming column about your brother,it touched many hearts at...Read More »
62 of 83 | Posted by: Ann LeBlanc - Holyoke, MA

“Nancy,Elizabeth, Erin, and Kathryn. I remember you all fondly. Your dad gave me ears to keep me in touch with the world. I remember when I walked...Read More »
63 of 83 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Nancy, Liz, Erin and Kathyrn,We are so heartbroken over the loss of such a special person. Paul helped to bring so much happiness and fun to...Read More »
64 of 83 | Posted by: Julie Mark - Suffield, CT

“Dear Nancy I am thinking of you this day I am praying with you as well. I am so very sorry to hear about Paul. Please know you are in our thoughts. ...Read More »
65 of 83 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Nancy and Family, Our hearts are filled with sadness upon hearing of the loss of your beloved Paul. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May...Read More »
66 of 83 | Posted by: Pamela and Brittany Desmarais - CT

“The Officers and Firefighters of the Windsor Locks Fire Department send our deepest sympathy to Paul's family as well as our brothers and sisters in...Read More »
67 of 83 | Posted by: Windsor Locks Fire Department - CT

“Paul Simison was a great, great man and will be sadly missed. I cherish the great times we had doing UTT work and of course, the Red Sox games. Not...Read More »
68 of 83 | Posted by: Kevin and Maryann Martin - CT

“Cynthia, You have my most sincere condolences. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
69 of 83 | Posted by: Sue Jubinville - Granby, MA

“Nancy, You and your family have my deepest sympathy ”
70 of 83 | Posted by: Sue Jubinville - Granby, MA

“So sorry to hear about Pauls passing. I can still remember when I sponsored him into Broad Brook Fire Dept. With deepest sympathy, Nancy,Elizabeth...Read More »
71 of 83 | Posted by: Gil & Gladys Shepard - Hamilton, NY

“I was so very sad to hear about your brother's death. You have my heartfelt sympathy at this very sad and difficult time. Hold tight to memories for...Read More »
72 of 83 | Posted by: Diane Kennedy Brooks - Conway, MA

“Dear Nancy, daughters and sibling(s), So sorry to hear about Paul's passing away, my deepest sympathy goes out to you all with prayers. He was always...Read More »
73 of 83 | Posted by: Patricia "Patty Kenney from Clarke" Lambert - MA

“Words cannot express how sorry we are for the Simison family and Mr. Simison's friends. Our thoughts are with you all. ”
74 of 83 | Posted by: Stuart & Joan Brown - Suffield, CT

“Nancy, Dave and I just learned of Pauls' untimely death. There are no words for this type of grief but I hope you find some PEACE knowing how much...Read More »
75 of 83 | Posted by: Barb Manning - Deerfield, MA

“We were so shocked and greatly saddened to hear of Paul's untimely passing. We hold so many happy memories of him and your whole family. Know we are...Read More »
76 of 83 | Posted by: Joel & Diana Parke - Santa Maria, CA

“Paul Simison was my middle school science teacher at Clarke School for the Deaf. He was a fun and great teacher. He will be sorely missed. My deep...Read More »
77 of 83 | Posted by: Richard "Dick" Mahaffy - MA

“I will never forget Paul as one of Clarke School teacher and he was really good!!! I will never forget him as very competitive in basketball game...Read More »
78 of 83 | Posted by: Peter Matthews - Woodbury, MN

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
79 of 83 | Posted by: Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“Erin & family, My heartfelt sympathies to you for the loss of your loved one. Erin, no words can take away your pain right now,but there is strength...Read More »
80 of 83 | Posted by: Robin Roberts - SPRINGFIELD, MA

“Nancy, this was shocking news. Paul was taken much too soon. I was amazed by all that he had achieved since I met you last. That was an incredible...Read More »
81 of 83 | Posted by: Bob Smith - Silverton, OR

“We will all miss Paul's ready smile and voice over the radio saying, "Engine 2 responding with one". His 25 years of service to the Suffield Fire...Read More »
82 of 83 | Posted by: Sue Brinker - Suffield, CT

“Cynthia, Please accept our sincere sympathies, Jim and Jane ”
83 of 83 | Posted by: Jim and Jane Wordsworth - MA

Paul R. Simison, 60, of West Suffield, Conn., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 28. Born in Northampton, Mass., he was the son of the late R. Donald and Martha M. Simison; he was an audiologist, and a 25-year volunteer firefighter with the Suffield Fire Department, Co. 2. He was inspired to join the fire service by his late father-in-law, James Mackey, and previously served as a volunteer with the Broad Brook Fire Department in East Windsor, Conn. Active in his community, he was one of the founding coaches of the Suffield Youth Lacrosse program for girls. His work as a volunteer firefighter was among his great passions in life, second only to his family and friends. He was a kind, unselfish, generous and gentle person, who loved spending time on Martha's Vineyard where he found great peace and joy. He loved his mother-in-law, Doris Mackey. He also enjoyed reading, traveling the world with his family, gardening, cooking, bicycling, the New York Yankees, and fine food with a good beer. He was longtime devoted blood donor.A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he earned master's degrees in education of the deaf from Smith College and in audiology from the University of Connecticut. He was previously a teacher at Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton. He owned the Hearing Improvement Center, in West Hartford, with his business partner and dear friend, Alan Dumaine. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Nancy (Mackey) Simison, their three daughters, Elizabeth Ellen, Erin May, and Kathryn Anne, all of West Suffield, his sister, Cynthia G. Simison, of Northampton, Mass., his extended family in Rockland County, N.Y., a wealth of friends, and his dog, Radar. He died with his other canine pal, Jasper, at his side. A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Suffield Fire Department, Company 2, 9 Ratley Road, West Suffield. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Suffield Fire Association, training account, Mountain Road, Suffield, Connecticut, 06078. Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home in Suffield has care of the arrangements. Please visit us at for online condolences.