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Hazel Stetson Simons

WINSTED — Hazel Stetson Simons, 93, formerly of 80 Oak Street, died Dec. 10, 2010, at Laurel Hill Healthcare following a long illness. She was the widow of Philip Greene, who was killed in action during World War II, and Donald Simons, who died in 2001.

Born in Readsboro, Vt., on Oct. 25, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn (Fairbanks) and Leon Stetson and had lived in Winsted since 1928. Prior to her retirement, she had been the executive secretary for the town manager in Winsted for more than 10 years, had worked in various stores in town and was the bookkeeper for several different gas stations in town.

During World War II, she worked in the office of price administration in Hartford. For several years after the war she worked for the Navy Department. She was a graduate of The Gilbert School, class of 1935, and a member of Winsted United Methodist Church, the McCarthy Senior Center, the Green Woods Chapter DAR and the AARP.

Her survivors include many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Milton, Walter and Frank Stetson; and four sisters, Mildred Moore, Irene Micelli, Irene Stanton and Alice Fafford.

Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at the Maloney Funeral Hom with the Rev. Dr. Albert Miller officiating. Burial will be in Forest View Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Donald and Hazel Simons Scholarship Fund, in care of The Gilbert School, Williams Avenue, Winsted, CT 06098. To leave an online condolence, visit maloneyfuneral.com.

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