Barbara A. Simmons



The heart of our family, Barbara A. Simmons, 82, a longtime resident of Dutchess County, NY, passed away after a brief illness on January 30, 2018 in Myrtle Beach S.C.

Barbara was a successful businesswoman for more than 20 years as President of Simmons Electronics, Inc. in Pleasant Valley, NY. She previously worked in the Hyde Park Central School District and for the BCI Division of the New York State Police at the Troop K Barracks located in Millbrook, NY.

Barbara was born in Hudson, NY on March 11, 1935 to John Horvath and Elizabeth Kosa Horvath.

Barbara is survived by her beloved children, Rebecca Simmons (Rosemary) of Poughkeepsie, Beth Monteleone (Leonard) of Myrtle Beach S.C. and, Jake Simmons of Poughkeepsie, sister Elizabeth Phillips, of Salt Point, brothers, John Horvath, of Vero Beach Florida and Joseph Horvath (Liz) of Kingston, NY, grandsons, Shane Lowe (Sierra) of Hamden Ct., Brett Simmons (Marissa), of Wappinger Falls, Daniel Simmons, of Highland and granddaughter, Samantha Lowe, of Poughkeepsie. Barbara also has two great grandsons, Brody Lowe and Zachary Simmons. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Simmons and infant son, Curtis Robert.

Barbara lived a happy and comfortable life both in her early and later years. She traveled with extended family regularly to far off beaches and recently moved to South Carolina to enjoy them year-round. Barbara will be missed beyond words by both family and friends. Our hearts break for her loss and words cannot express the love that we will forever have for our Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Sibling.

There are no calling hours and celebration of life will be at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers and cards, donations can be made to Barbara’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105). Condolences may be expressed at: Arrangements are under the direction of the Burroughs Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet, SC.