PHIPPSBURG — Martha E. Simmons, 88, of Stoney Brook Road, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

She was born in Bath on Dec. 11, 1924, a daughter of Roger D. and Florence Marion (Austin) Foss.

She attended Mt. Desert Island schools and on Sept. 25, 1942, married Lewis E. Simmons Sr. She was employed at Stinson’s Cannery in Bath and Health Tex for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis E. Simmons Sr. on June 3, 1988, and one son, Gerald W. “Jerry” Simmons in August 1967 and one granddaughter, Lisa M. Willey in 1969.

She is survived by one son, Lewis E. “Eddie” Simmons

Jr. of Phippsburg, two daughters, Marion Whitcomb of Woolwich and Marie Plummer and her husband David of Boothbay Harbor, two grandchildren, Arthur E. Williams and his wife Katrina of Phippsburg and Lester E. Williams Jr. and his girlfriend Cathy of Bath, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Harding Cemetery in Brunswick. A gathering of family and friends will follow at her residence in Phippsburg.

Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. Condolences may be made online at