Of Saugus, formerly of Malden. Died on Wednesday, October 4th. She was the wife of the late Manuel M. Simoes. Born and raised in Malden, Mrs. Simoes was the daughter of the late Vesper “Henry” and Helen (Druin) Barnes. A resident of Saugus for the past 61 years, Anna was a former sales clerk for Woolworth’s in both Lynn and Saugus. She was a member of the Saugus Council on Aging and enjoyed gardening, sewing and reading.
Mrs. Simoes is survived by two children, John Simoes and his long-time partner Elizabeth Ciampa of Groveland and Sandra Sylva and her husband Gilbert of Malden; six grandchildren, Sarah Simoes–Johnston and her husband Jeremy, Julie Simoes, Daniel Sylva and his wife Monica, David Sylva, Christina Simoes and John Simoes; two great grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Foster of VT. She was predeceased by her son Richard Simoes; one brother, Raymond Barnes; and one sister, Lillian Lombardi.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s memory may be made to either Shriner’s Hospital for Children at donate.lovetotherescue.org or St. Jude Children’s Hospital at stjude.org.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Wednesday, October 11. A funeral was held from the funeral home on Thursday, followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus. Interment in Riverside Cemetery in Saugus.